Insider: Bronfman’s Money Fueled the NXIVM Machine of Destruction

MK10ART - Clare and Sara Bronfman - on stage with the Dalai Lama, who they paid to bring credibility to Keith Raniere

By Fay Ray

[A pen name for a well-known former NXIVM member, but guess who…?]

You Can’t Escape Karma, Baby

[Artwork by MK10ART]

Keith Raniere would have never been able to do what he did with the NXIVM cult without the funding of the Bronfman sisters. Their willingness to give him millions of dollars and the power of that kind of money allowed him to step over the lines he did.

MK10ART’s painting of Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman, and Sara Bronfman.

Raniere’s harem of women was manageable with his gals from CBI and a few new ones from ESP.

Until Sara and Clare came into NXIVM, Raniere struggled to keep the Rick Ross lawsuit afloat. Nancy Salzman was always riding her Field Trainers and Salespeople for more sales to fill the bank of NXIVM’s legal fund.

Rick Ross by MK10ART


MK10ART-Nancy with her laughing face.


MK10 ART’s Nancy Salzman with the snake-like tongue

There was a push to enroll people of influence. The leadership would say these were the people who could help change the world the fastest. What was really going on is that these were the people who had the most money to give to The Vanguard to do his “Thing.”

MK10ART’s portrait of Vanguard.

We all know what that thing is now.

Many people warned Clare and Sara Bronfman several times that Keith Raniere was up to no good. They were warned early on that they had lost over $100 million in the “bad decisions” by the so-called “smartest man in the world,” long before Sara Bronfman decided to distance herself from NXIVM.

Some $68 million in the commodities market, $24 million in a real estate venture in California, millions in legal cases NXIVM loss, patents that went nowhere, and millions to Raniere’s other causes.

MK10Art – Raniere with his golden gooses, Clare and Sara Bronfman

Raniere’s Ethical Science Foundation, his library fund, V-Week, putting on events for Nancy Salzman’s birthday party, flying back and forth to visit, and bringing in the Dalai Lama, flying Nancy Salzman and others around in their private jet, spending money on pollical campaigns, hiring consultants, PR people, lawyers, etc.

The Bronfman sisters spent millions of the money their grandfather and father gave to them to protect Raniere, the Salzmans, and others within NXIVM. The DOJ questioned and arrested the latter when NXIVM was being brought down.

This is why they are both involved in this lawsuit. To say they are not responsible for what happened is to say you do not understand responsibility.

It is their money that fueled the machine of destruction that the defendants caused upon not only the victims in this case but countless others.

Not everyone who was damaged in NXIVM qualified to be in this case due to their situation happening too long ago, and the court would not accept they were damaged in this case.

That does not relieve Salzman, Raniere, the Bronfman sisters, and others from their responsibility. They will have to live with this karma however they see fit.

Karma does not go away. It has to be cleaned up somehow. It will be up to each of those who harmed those involved in the destruction of others to figure out how to do this.

Mk10Art’s iconic image of Susan Dones, who left NXIVM in 2009 and became one of its leading critics and chief whistleblowers.

This was even taught in NXIVM. It’s odd that those who taught it, made money off it, believed in those teaching it, are now fighting so hard to avoid it and don’t want to take responsibility for their karma.

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  • By the way, Ginzo!

    The only “sedative” that I will ever take is the pure enjoyment of your PERMANENT “sedative”! ……. LETHAL INJECTION for all the evil you’ve done while you’ve been in this country that you have no place to inhabit in to begin with!

    Are you going to do the debate with Patriot God or have you decided to be a little bitch and pussy out over something that YOU demanded from like the clusterfuck of a train of thought that you always are?!

  • Hey Everybody!

    I am new here! My name is Jim and I want to let you all know that I hate niggers!

      • It’s good to see you too Colonel, sir!

        So ummmm…. Colonel…….. I gotta ask you….. Who is this uh…. uppity Italian nigger here ☝🏻who doesn’t know his place asking a white man interrogative questions when he should NEVER EVER NEVER think he has any right to talk to a glorious white man like that?!……. This nigger has just lost his damn mind more than his sub-species usually have! I haven’t seen anything like this in decades!

        • Oh that nigger would be ol’ Ginzo who runs this place! That nigger is a goddamn monster out of nigger hell, I tell ya! This paper-American carpet bagger guido has built this false reputation for himself built in deceit that he “adamantly supports free speech” and pretends to be this super patriot who “hates Orwellian systems”, but is a lying hypocritical crook who steals everybody’s free speech on here daily when he has the chance to prove himself! Hell! The little piece of fucking nigger shit will even rape your free speech if he feels your words are “too long” because he’s a goddamn hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic!

          He took little Billy Newman’s free speech away when he was sad about Patriot God being censored and I was trying to cheer him up! What kind of a fucking piece shit does that to a poor sad little 10 year old white boy?! HUH???!!! I tell ya what, Jimbo! These goddamn niggers are becoming sicker and sicker everyday! I just want to bust down this nigger’s door with a 12 gauge and blow his goddamn brains out to send his guido ass a first class trip back to the gates of nigger hell where he belongs!

          This nigger is outta control, Jimbo and if I ever get my hands on this cowardly uppity ass nigger, I’m going to break his skinny little goddamn guido neck! I’ve begged Patriot God (and so has Patriot God Fan) to unleash the glorious night riders on his marinara nigger ass and Patriot God just keeps saying to wait because he pities his genetic inferiority! Only Patriot God himself could ever have that much patience with an uppity fucking nigger of this caliber! I say to let’s just turn this goddamn treacherous pig into bacon already and take his guido punk ass to the slaughterhouse!

          Ginzo better count his nigger stars lucky on Patriot God’s infinite mercy even when he writes lying hit pieces on him and mocks his mercy! Because if it were up to me, this nigger would already be LONG burning in nigger hell because I would let the dogs loose on this nigger’s ass and turn him into dog chow!

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      • By the way, Ginzo!

        The only “sedative” that I will ever take is the pure enjoyment of your PERMANENT “sedative”! ……. LETHAL INJECTION for all the evil you’ve done while you’ve been in this country that you have no place to inhabit in to begin with!

        Are you going to do the debate with Patriot God or have you decided to be a little bitch and pussy out over something that YOU demanded from like the clusterfuck of a train of thought that you always are?!

          • Ginzo!

            Get your dementia straight! I am not going to debate you!

            It’s Patriot God that you wanted to debate! Not me!

            Patriot God’s rules were completely fair and were made for you to be not able to slither your way out of honesty like the snakey piece of fucking shit that you are! They were made by a glorious white anglo-saxon man and that means they’re fair! You’re not going to niggerize the rules with your niggerdry!

            There is nothing wrong with his rules and they are completely fair! Only somebody mentally unstable and looking to cheat like yourself would want to change them!

            Like Patriot God said, if you don’t accept ALL OF HIS TERMS, YOU LOSE, NIGGER! And you will be deemed too genetically inferior to debate!

            Those are the ONLY terms, nigger! NO COMPROMISES! You’re not weaseling your way out of this! You “demanded” this! Now you got it! So you either win or you FORFEIT and lose! That’s the only two choices you got, Ginzo! If you don’t accept his terms, YOU FORFEIT AND LOSE!

            Stop playing guido nigger games and make your choice, nigger!

    • Well howdy there, Jimbo! 🤝

      It’s good to see you around in these neck of the woods! How the hell are ya, brother?! 😄

      • Oh great! It’s James Bird!

        Another one of Patriot God’s loyal and crazy cult disciples that lives on the several thousand acre off-grid plantation cult base in the middle of nowhere in Texas has now joined in with this shit hole of a website to create more chaos and get us censored by the dumb asshole running this website even more! 😒

        TERRIFIC! 😩

  • Fay Ray-

    Excellent Article! You fleshed out the Bronfman narrative. I hope you write other articles.

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts.
    Fay Ray is a good alias, May West would have been better.

  • Here is the problem with this analysis and the problem with the lawsuit. You have to begin with the assumption that Raniere had a rare gift that enabled him to con people over extended periods of time into believing they were part of something special that was doing good when, in reality, he was a con man seeking to satisfy his own need to feel special and keep his sexual appetite satisfied.

    His victims were people who wanted to feel special and were not adequately moored to see how full of shit he was.

    Raniere was good at it, entirely unprincipled, and delusional but he knew instinctively both how to manipulate his victims and who the most valuable (to him) potential victims were. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit excuse their own vulnerabilities that caused them to be sucked in while most people walked away, some of them after being well paid for serving Raniere’s needs.

    Into Raniere’s world walked the Bronfmans, particularly Clare.

    Who was more vulnerable than her? Who was more desperate for what Raniere was selling? He knew it and he made her his special target.

    Nobody was more brainwashed than her and perhaps, Allison Mack. Clare Bronfman was his primary target.

    She is different than his other victims because she was so brainwashed and that has causes her even now, to be unable to renounce him. That is the crime for which she is in prison and the lawsuit seems to be about the less brainwashed blaming their mistakes on Raniere’s biggest victim and the victim he spent the most effort working over.

    I add that the Bronfmans’ were manipulated into Raniere’s world before the press exposing Raniere’s con appeared. That only started after and because he manipulated the Bronfmans into his trap. The bad publicity increased dramatically after Barbara Bouchey and the others left and then the Times Union laid so much of it out.

    But, by then, Bronfman was in too deep. So many of the plaintiff/victims joined after any reasonable person could have read more than enough to know what they were getting into. They have less of an excuse.

    • Clare’s sad story actually is similar to the cliche: Unattractive lonely rich woman seduced by a man who takes her money.

      If Clare hadn’t acted like such a bitch to other NX-ers, people might have sympathy for her.

    • Clare had many people who cared about her who did warn her early on about Keith Rainier.
      She and her sister Sara refused to listen. The attention they got from Nancy, Keith and those at the top of NXIVM was more important than those family members and friends they had known for years who had warned them that NXIVM was a Cult and Keith was taking advantage of them for their money.
      Clare Bronfman does not have direct contact with Raniere. She is not supposed to have contact with anyone in NXIVM now.
      If her lawyers are keeping her in contact with NXIVM members, they are the ones responsible for her continued kool-aid drinking at this time.
      This would be the perfect time for her family to work at befriended her so she has a place to land upon her release from prison.
      If the NXIVM Five is in contact with her, it’s only at the pleasure of their Vanguard to keep her hooked in for her money for his defense.
      If she stopped giving him or his followers money, he wouldn’t have the time of day for her.
      It’s always been what he values in her or anyone else. What they can do to help him out or give him pleasure

  • Clare Bronfman’s birthday is April 9. It is her 43rd birthday. I found out, unfortunately Nicki also revealed it and announced on Twitter that it is her friend Clare’s birthday. Happy birthday for being so secretive about Clare’s birthday.

  • Hey Ginzo!

    I’m guessing that my fair and nobles conditions of the debate Ginzo wants so bad, made ol’ corrupted degenerate Ginzo sweat all the garlic out out his ass and now he’s pussied out like he does about everything that comes out of his mouth!

    It’s ok, Ginzo! It’s only typical of your inferior genetics to be what only you can be, a mentally unstable dishonest greaseball!

    That’s why it is best, when all of the TRUE patriots take this country back, just to bring the end of the line of your worthless existence by the end of a beautiful rope!

    That’s what’s best for a crooked so-called “journalist” like you for abusing the stolen power that never rightfully belonged to you and raping the 1st Amendment rights of a race *FAR SUPERIOR THAN YOURS* in their own country whose ancestors shed their own blood to give them while you hypocritically touted yourself to “adamantly support free speech” and swindled to the public for your own fake reputational gain and exploit the blood of the brave soldiers who sacrificed their life and future for it while you stand on their graves and blaspheme them like the worthless piece of guido shit that you are!

    #Bring Ginzo To Justice!

    ✊🏻 IF WE BELIEVE!!!!!! ✊🏻

    ✊🏻 THERE’S A BETTER WAY!!!!!!! ✊🏻

    • Uh oh, Patriot God!

      Too many of your brilliant words have scared him off! Everybody knows that Ginzo is a Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic! Even reading his psychological diagnosis is going to scare the living shit out of him!

      You’re going to give Ginzo nightmares. You know him and his small Guido dick can’t handle these mature manly things!


  • Precisely!

    The Bronfmans bear plenty of responsibility for Nxivm and the harm that Raniere caused. This is clear to Fay, it’s clear to me, and it will be clear to the jury in the civil case.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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