Second Opinion –AUSA Tanya Hajjar’s View of ‘Female Empowerment Sorority’ Called DOS

AUSA Hajjar was full of hyperbole herself.

In the DOJ’s sentencing memorandum, AUSA Tanya Hajjar presented a view of DOS. She wrote it to aid Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, whose task it was to sentence Keith Raniere. She wanted the judge to sentence Raniere to a life sentence.

Alas, the good judge was merciful and just. He could not quite buy into Hajjar’s harsh sentencing recommendation for life for Vanguard.

No, the kindly judge instead sentenced Raniere, 61, to 120 years plus five years probation.

We have heard Michele Hatchette Part 1 and Part 2

We have listened to FBI SA Michael Lever

Now let’s hear from AUSA Tanya Hajjar, one of the prosecutors in USA v Raniere.

AUSA Tanya Hajjar

By AUSA Tanya Hajjar

In late 2015, Raniere created DOS, a secret organization led by Raniere and comprised of “masters” who recruited and commanded groups of “slaves.”

Apart from Raniere, all members of DOS were female. Raniere gave himself the title “Grandmaster.”

DOS First-Line Slaves with their master in the middle.

Raniere’s direct slaves (the “First Line”) were Camila, Daniella Padilla, Nicki Clyne, Loreta Garza, Rosa Laura Junco, Monica Duran, Allison Mack, and Lauren Salzman.

These “first-line slaves” recruited their own “slaves” by approaching young women and falsely describing DOS as a secret women’s empowerment group or sorority.

Raniere instructed the First Line never to disclose his participation in and leadership of DOS.

Prospective “slaves” were required to provide “collateral”—including damaging confessions about themselves and loved ones (truthful or not), rights to financial assets, and sexually explicit photographs and videos—to prevent them from leaving the group or disclosing its existence to others.

Through DOS, Raniere used the First Line to recruit other women to make a “collateralized vow of obedience” to their masters (and, by extension, to Raniere). Then, they required these “slaves” to perform labor, take nude photographs, and, in some cases, engage in sex acts with Raniere.

This photo of Keith Raniere was used as an exhibit at his trial.

Raniere, at one point, told Camila that it would be “good” for her to “own a fuck toy slave” for him, which she could “groom and use as a tool to pleasure” him.

Raniere also instructed Daniella Padilla, Loreta Garza, Rosa Laura Junco and Camila to find a young virgin “successor” for Raniere.

The First Line of DOS met three times a week for about ten hours.

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At the start of each meeting, the First Line took a fully nude photograph of themselves and sent it to Raniere. In the meetings Raniere attended, Raniere sat on a chair, dressed, while the First Line sat on the floor beneath him naked.

Raniere engaged in sexual relationships with the First Line, occasionally at the same time, and directed them to purchase a “sorority house” which would contain BDSM equipment, including a human-sized cage.

These sexualized components of DOS, along with Raniere’s leadership, were deliberately concealed from recruits.

In April 2017, the First Line of DOS purchased a “sorority house,” located at 9 Milltowne Drive, Waterford, New York 12188.

Raniere and other DOS “masters” recruited women as “slaves” into DOS by concealing Raniere’s role.

Women were recruited into DOS from California, Mexico, Canada, and elsewhere. DOS “masters” used encrypted messaging applications overseas, including Telegram and Signal, to communicate with their “slaves” and collect collateral.

After women were recruited into DOS and their collateral was collected, the DOS “slaves” were told they needed to provide additional collateral each month.

Sylvie
Jessica Joan AKA Jaye

DOS “slaves,” including Sylvie, Nicole, and Jay, believed that if they did not obey their “masters,” their collateral would be released.

Raniere and DOS “masters” used various means to coerce their “slaves” into submission.

Following Raniere’s instructions, DOS “slaves” had to be branded with a symbol unknown to the “slaves,” which represented Raniere’s initials.

DOS “slaves” were also controlled in many other ways, including physical isolation (by being required to stay in Clifton Park); forced participation in “readiness” drills, and requirements to seek permission from Raniere or their “master”; sleep deprivation and extremely restrictive diets.

At Raniere’s instruction, the DOS victim being branded was held down by other DOS “slaves” and was required to state, among other things, “Master, please brand me, it would be an honor.”

Raniere gave these directives to Allison Mack to implement:

Raniere: Do you think the person who’s being branded should be completely nude and sort of held to the table like a, sort of almost like a sacrifice? I don’t know if that, that’s a feeling of submission, you know. So —

Allison:  Yea.

Raniere: Ah, you could also, of course, videoing it, and videoing it ah from different angles or whatever gives collateral.

Allison:      Mmhm.

Raniere: So, it probably should be a more vulnerable position type of a thing.

Allison: OK.

Raniere: Laying on the back, legs slightly, or legs spread straight like, like feet, feet being held to the side of the table, hands probably above the head being held, almost like being tied down, like sacrificial, whatever.

Allison: OK

Raniere: And the person should ask to be branded.

Allison: OK.

Raniere: Should say, please brand me, it would be an honor or something like that. An honor I want to wear for the rest of my life, I don’t know.

Keith Raniere and Allison Mack

Allison: OK.

Raniere: And they should probably say that before they’re held down, so it doesn’t seem like they are being coerced.

Allison: OK

The branding was performed without anesthesia and using a cauterizing pen, which burned the skin and left a permanent mark. Most brandings were performed by Danielle, a DOS “slave” who was also a licensed medical professional.

DOS “masters” also benefited financially from recruiting and maintaining DOS “slaves.” DOS “slaves” were coerced into providing labor and services for their “masters” under the threat of releasing their collateral, including editing and transcription work, taking naked photographs, and other tasks. DOS “masters” were expected to receive approximately 40 hours of labor each week from their “slaves.”

Lauren Salzman testified that Raniere decided that “if we each had six slaves who each had six slaves under them . . . you would have 40 hours, approximately 36, but approximately 40 hours of work per week for life from these individuals.”

 

AUSA Moira Penza and Tanya Hajjar on the day they convicted Keith Raniere.

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  • Mack told everyone who would listen that this criminal enterprise was all about empowering women. About finding their unique voices and expressing them in new and amazing ways, about changing the world for the better.

    It was a BDSM scheme. She knew it, she eagerly participated in it, and energetically advanced and promoted it.

    A tawdry, degrading BDSM operation for the benefit of her boyfriend Raniere who never had anything but hatred and contempt for women.

    The courtroom listened in disgust to this audio recording of Capo Raniere and his lieutenant Mack cooking up the scheme to ritually brand their victims.

    Raniere was clearly overjoyed at the prospect of sexually humiliating multiple women. Make them submit to being branded in such a place and in such a sexual manner. Held down naked by other naked women. And made to ask for it. It’s a scene straight out of extreme XXX torture porn.

    And Mack agrees to all of it. Think about that for a second. She was Raniere’s lover. The two of them were screwing. And here she is organizing the torture sex branding of multiple other women, her rivals, knowing how Raniere is getting off on it. How humiliating that was for her— and SHE was getting off on that! She was getting off on the humiliating masochistic submission.

    Well that is the S and the M in BDSM after all.

    Now there’s nothing wrong with BDSM as long as it’s consensual. Not my cup of tea but whatever.

    But this wasn’t consensual. These women had been blackmailed. Coerced and lied to.

    Coerced blackmailed and lied to by Mack. This branding operation was her puppy.

    She had branding sessions conducted in her OWN HOME. Sarah Edmondson describes being branded there.

    Presumably Mack enjoyed the stink of seared human flesh about her house. It smells like… revenge.

    These women, rivals of hers for her guy Raniere, we’re being branded with His & Hers initials, KR & AM. These bitches were being forced to bear HER mark as well as Raniere’s. That must’ve been some at least some consolation to this aging, once-cute former actress who was being replaced in Raniere’s bed by younger, prettier ones.

    Tabby Chapman, Mack’s longtime assistant, superfan and general dogsbody, detailed Mack’s cruelties. Mack always had a mean streak a mile wide and her association with Raniere developed it to full ripeness. These two birds of a feather really outdid themselves with DOS. They also did themselves in with DOS.

    The branding scheme was the frosting on the cupcake that got these two prosecuted and convicted. Neither one of them should see the outside of prison walls as long as they live. One of them won’t.

  • Mack’s total contribution to the branding ritual:

    “Yea, mmm, ok, ok, ok, ok, ok”

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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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