Kristin Keeffe: ‘Enough Is Enough’ With Heidi’s Attacks; Threatens Lawsuit

Heidi Hutchinson is the sister of the late Gina Hutchinson. Gina appears to have committed suicide in October 2002, when she was 38.

Some 24 years earlier, Keith Raniere had underage sex with Gina, Heidi recalled. Another source who knew Gina confirmed it.

Gina’s high school friend, also named Gina, said Raniere, 23, had underage sex with her when she was 15. Shortly after, he had sex with Gina Hutchinson, 15.

Heidi accused Kristin Keeffe of helping Raniere “suicide” Gina Hutchinson. This is an outrageous accusation made without a shred of evidence. It is a serious accusation.

I disagreed with Heidi about this. This made Heidi angry.

Heidi was silent for a time, but recently reposted accusations against Kristin.  Heidi claims Kristin was close to Gina when she died – which I do not think was true. They had been out of contact.

None of my NXIVM sources had seen Gina since the 1990s.

Heidi’s remarks also include Kristin is MK10ART – which she is not.

MK10ART created a YouTube video to explain to Heidi she is not Kristin Keeffe. MK10ART’s voice is on the YouTube video.

It is not Kristin’s voice.

Heidi says MK10ART never painted Kristin. This is not true. MK10ART painted Kristin in 2019.
MK10 portrait of Kristin Keeffe.

Another thing she says that points to Kristin is that MK10ART did paintings of Nicki with the Kay Rose sign in the back.

Heidi wrote:

Want my answer, MK — where did you get ‘Kay and Rose’ and lots of other coincidental references that could have only come from me and my family being spied upon for real?

My mother’s name is ‘Rose’s’. Also, we have an Uncle named Kay and, funny thing, I was just visiting Kay’s daughter a couple of months ago, reminiscing together on our childhood experiences, etc.

I hadn’t thought of or talked about Uncle Kay or Rose, for that matter, in ages.

So I’d really like to know what inspired your good artist friend here to create that piece in tandem with Kristin Keeffe’s sudden reappearance, along with a few other anomalies that are going on in my little life that you, Frank, appear to be well aware of, though we have not communicated in years and I was not even reading, much less commenting on here for many months hence. What say you, Frank? Also, how well does MK10 know Kristin Keeffe?

Of course, Kristin is not spying on Heidi. MK10Art got the idea for the painting from the photos below. It has nothing to do with Heidi, her Uncle Kay, or her mother, Rose.

Well, finally, Kristin had enough, and she said what many wanted to say for a while.

Heidi gained a voice because of her sister Gina.

Kristin had a voice in the takedown of Raniere.

She has been under siege from Raniere and his minions for years. It is time for Heidi to stop her baseless accusations.

Kristin wrote this today.

By Kristin Keeffe

I’ve been cyber-stalked, harassed, and lied about online by Heidi Hutchinson for years and years. I’m a compassionate person, and in recognition of Heidi’s very severe mental illness, I’ve held back. But enough is enough.

After all the years of torture and abuse I went through at the hands of Keith Raniere, I don’t need this shit.

Gina had nothing to do with NXIVM. She had only a five-minute conversation with Keith at my behest in the last ten years of her life.

She would always mock me about Keith (albeit gently, because she was a kind soul), but it was pretty funny in retrospect.

Like, “Oh god, here we go again about Keith.” She totally saw through Keith as an adult. She had zero to do with NXIVM ever. All this shit Heidi has said is complete and total lies.

The truth is Gina was living with Heidi for a year or more when she drove to the Buddhist monastery in Woodstock, NY and killed herself. Heidi drove Gina to suicide. She is a dark and evil person, relentlessly trying to torture me all these years for some ungodly and sick reason. Just like Keith Raniere.

I had some dealings with Heidi during my relationship with Gina, and they were shockingly horrible. Gina had a hard time processing the depth of Heidi’s depravity even then, and I had no idea what we were dealing with. She is an evil dishonest con artist. I could give dozens of examples. Gina and I were lighthearted optimists who couldn’t process that reality.

Heidi, if you publish one more lie about me or Gina, I’m going to sue the shit out of you. Defamation, intentional infliction of emotional harm, you name it. When I left NXIVM, I warned and warned and warned the leadership not to fuck with me. Now, they are all in jail, deservedly so.

Bring it. The gloves are off. I will not endure one more second of this.

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  • Frank- Heidi is a pitiful creature. Please stop publishing her posts.

    There’s a good chance she’ll commit suicide. You don’t want that on your ledger.
    I don’t want it on mine.

  • Hey Keefe, Frankie, Nutz, and
    the BUTT squad.

    I wonder if Keefy remembers the following:

    “Albany, New York 2007
    We open with Mark Vicente filming Nxivm’s “Legal Liaison” Kristin Keeffe. She is saying that Nxivm is a wonderful idealistic movement and for critics to come after them is just “heinous.” Don’t fuck with us, Kristin warns. Our attorneys are saying, “Man, you people will scorch the earth.”

    Oops, guys, sorry to ruin the party with this little reminder of the old Keefe.

    She certainly sounds like a victim, mmh Frankie Avalon?

    Franky Ragu put a lid on it! Your talking out’a both sides of ur mouth and your old wrinkly azz. I don’t know if you’re ah talking shit or taking a shit — I bet you don’t know either. What day is it again? Dupe-doo! What’s 2 + 2? Go play some bingo or shuffle board, you old coot! How’s Florida?
    ***
    Rumor has it your prostate is so enlarged the sperm have to walk out single file and you piss like — you’re squeezing an eye dropper.

    You won’t publish this comment BUT we both know you read it. I win!

    • Good try. You could be funny, but you run a little long. Keep practicing. You got comedic talent, kid.

  • To Frank Parlato- are the few extra clicks worth bringing out the worst in two people who have so clearly been through enough? Sometimes self censorship makes you a better journalist!

      • Frank – and there was no way for you to pass on a message to Heidi without posting it on your blog?

        For someone purportedly on KK’s side, you certainly went out of your way to make her look bad.

        I was on the fence about KK before, mostly because she was Raniere’s ruthless attack dog. I wasn’t sure if she had changed or if she just wanted to clear her name publicly to find meaningful employment.

        The letter you posted shows everyone she is still that ruthless attack dog.

        If you encouraged her to write it and post it, KK should rethink her association with you.

          • It is just hard to call yourself a journalist, and specifically an investigative journalist, and then exercise no judgment over what you decide to publish.

            “Journalist” is an honorable word, and your relentless exposure of Raniere’s perfidy at a time he was using the Bronfman money to buy off scrutiny and punish those who left is a big deal.

            Embrace your accomplishment! It is a big deal! But this stuff is just crap. You can do better. The clicks are not worth it and diminish your accomplishments. I know you care about KK. Promoting her blog was generous.

            Printing her outburst in this situation is the opposite of generosity. It is self-indulgent crap at her expense!

    • I don’t really think anything in these posts could be characterized as “the worst” of two people. It’s just heated, and (if you’re into NXIVM history) pretty fascinating.
      Plus, hearing anyone say “I’m gonna sue the shit out of you” makes me giggle. That’s part’s just downright entertaining.

  • Compassion and intelligence are useless without each other- compassion without intelligence just sinks to a kind of mawkish sentimentality and intelligence without compassion can easily become mere cunning.

    I dont care to judge Heidi for her troubles, infact I dont care to judge Heidi at all. She was not a member of nxium, she just lost a sister due in large part to the well documented evils of the Nx. RICO cult, it’s easy to understand how such a thing can leave a person scarred for life. I find her open, vulnerable, genuinely courageous, smart and eccentric, I like and trust her for her not-at-all hidden flaws, she can be feisty but even so she always seems to aim for wit, which I think is a sign of generosity

    I dont know anything about Kristin Keefe apart from the reportings of the FR. which definitely made me feel sympathetic even with the usual doubts about her being involved with nxium for so long. She chose to save her son, under the circumstances – brave indeed. The recent articles, introducing the new blog, are the first ive read of her fresh and level-headed voice. But this threatening legal action against Heidi doesn’t seem very sensible at all, at all, I cant get my head around it. I wish it had never happened. Even as an idle threat – not good.

  • If Heidi has been lying, that’s beyond evil and she should be held to account. I look forward to what Kristin publishes about this story. Popcorn!

  • Whoa. Kristin seems mean!

    While I understand her need to set boundaries, it was pretty cruel to say that Gina drove her own sister to suicide.

    It’s hard to explain from the outsider perspective but it seems like NXIVM really did select for women with a bit of a mean streak.

    • I’m sorry.

      I don’t really mean that about all the people in NXIVM, I mean more like, the inner circle and not even all of it.

      I mean, Susan Dones seems so very cool and I don’t sense that Sarah or India or so many of the other lovely men and women I saw in the documentaries were mean in any way, either.

      But Nancy stashing wads of cash in her house and blindly letting Keith mess with her daughter? And Nicki constantly telling everyone how stupid they are and always putting people down? And now Kristin telling a clearly distraught Heidi that she was responsible for her sister’s suicide? And oh, wait, let’s not forget hateful Clare B who used her power to sue everyone and even turned on her own father!

      Sadly, I think they all got sucked into a bad relationship. It happens.

      Our brains are pretty plastic and I bet there is even a science behind that old saying that a person is the average of the 5 people closest to them. IMO, the meanest ones, (except for a few) seem to have spent the most time around Keith.

      I hope they can all heal. Not from their stupid breaches as dictated by Keith but instead, deep inside, from their real human hearts.

      Sorry if that’s super sappy.

      XOXO

  • Heidi + KK. The duet of batshit crazy responses to Raniere on FR.

    As a woman, embarrassing to see these two represent themselves so poorly. Their high school screech-fest makes misogynist Amway Scott look normal. Even he knew not to let Heidi on his homegrown backyard trailer broadcast.

    Fred (is that 5G Fred? I hope so!) is a gott damn voice of FR reason. Do you know how crazy that is, you two? You make 5G Fred look sane. Is this 5G causing it? Idk. Shit. I hope not.

    Gross. Gross, petty, childish, and weak all around.

    • Sad you still have to go by “Anonymous”. Someday, maybe you’ll be confident enough to name yourself. Hang in there – life is cyclical.
      Not to be rude but let me correct a few of your errors.
      1. Scott wanted Heidi on his podcast. The reason Scott didn’t like Heidi, is because she declined his offer.
      2. You aren’t a woman.
      3. Two women disagreeing doesn’t make them batshit crazy and petty. You are the misogynistic one.
      4. Scott doesn’t have a broadcast. He has a podcast.
      5. 5G Fred makes more sense than you. You know I’m right because you no longer keep your phone in your pocket or sleep next to it.

  • Frank,

    I told you Heidi lied about being NXIXM- and about knowing Kris Snyder – you told me you were right. Now is it coming clear – Heidi Hutchison is evil 😈 and is sick. She knew 0 about Kris and she came to Dillon with you – acting as though she was grieving for my sister. That is mental illness. Susan Dones told her she was mentally ill and needed to stop about KR driving her to suicide.

    Do you believe us now? Do you? You seem to NOT be resounding to anything we say to you – what is your issue?…

  • Why is something like this being published? If Kristin Keefe is threatening Heidi Hutchinson with a lawsuit, she should tell her privately. If Parlato enjoys publishing something like this, I feel sorry for him. My pity is unfortunately limited and is 0. Everything has its limits even for me as a reader and commentator. Maybe someone should think once what he does.

  • Kristin Keefe is not innocent. For 24 years, she was part of the inner-circle, and she did have a child with Keith. She needs to stop playing the innocent victim.

  • I think you two women should be kind. I’ve been witnessing Heidi’s demise for years on here due to her grief. And sue Heidi for what? Her social security check, her food stamps? A carton of Virginia slims?

    • What about Kristin Keefe’s personal finances/income/assets? Isn’t Frank Parlato Kristin Keefe’s sole and exclusive source of income? Should check sometime when I have time.

  • No idea there was such a history. Destruction by Raniere is unrelenting with widespread damage lasting for years to come. Glad he’s in prison. Wish both women would end the feud. It only serves to inflate Raniere’s ego. This is what he wants. To destroy.

    • Do you have a preferred photo? What’s wrong with the photo? She looks sincere and genuine in it. And I don’t know any of these people. What’s the issue with the photo?

      • Anonymous 4:54-

        WOW! The best writer on the Frank Report pretends to be an anonymous commenter. Next time dumb down your writing so it’s not obvious it’s you. You know damn well what you’re doing by posting that photo.

        Keefe and you should try and remember Heidi is not well and has a hard life. Try and be a good Catholic, Frank

        “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
        (Matthews’s Gospel)

        I bet you’re only a Catholic – when it suits you.

        • “If you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
          (Matthews’s Gospel)

          Thanks for the reminder.

  • From a place of compassion, I suggest Heidi seeks some health care for her mental condition. People are not after you Heidi. You can relax and live your life in peace.

  • Maybe Nicki Clyne can arrange for these two ladies to receive some counseling from the “Vanguard.”

  • I was with ya, Kristin, all the way up until you had the unmitigated gall to say “Heidi drove Gina to suicide.” Firstly, you couldn’t possibly know that. If you did, then shame on you for not seeking immediate medical help for your friend.

    But rather, it seems you are pissed – and I don’t begrudge you that or your other comments – and because you’re pissed, you’re taking off the gloves and hitting low blows.

    Let’s be real here, you were extremely skilled at what you did for Raniere because you, too, have that thirst for revenge, and that’s what the lawsuits and your work was about.

    And I don’t say that lightly, because I think it was done under duress in an untenable situation, but I think it’s clear that you were talented at it because – as it so often goes – we excel when in our one wheelhouse.

    You seem to be reverting back to that, right now.

    Is Heidi irrational with her statements? Yes. I don’t know if she cyberstalked you and don’t consider it a big deal because opsec would negate that.

    I don’t know if she threatened you or whatever prior but I do know that you have every right to be upset angry and frustrated. Even to sue!

    But to tell a sister so obviously wracked with grief and mentally struggling over the loss that she’s to blame? Pity to see Raniere’s seeds have taken root in the minds of the women he hurt (Toni, to name one). Cut that cancer out, it’s not a good look.

    • Perhaps Heidi was projecting her guilt onto Kristin and Kristin is merely putting it back on Heidi.

      • — Kristin is merely putting it back on Heidi —

        But if Kristin is just making it up, it is “merely” libelous bullsh!t

    • Mindy

      My thoughts exactly. I was pretty sympathetic to KK’s situation until she took that low blow. What a horrible thing to say!

      I also think KK tends to paint herself as far more innocent than she is. I would respect her so much more if she fully admitted and apologized for how badly she hurt people – in and out of NXIVM.

      And, now there is one more person to add to that list.

      Do better, KK. You’re trying so hard to redeem your image. This just pushed you back miles.

  • Isn’t there a history of Raniere using his she-Wolfpack to gang up on people and do his dirty work when his victims tried to escape his control? Why wouldn’t Raniere do it with Gina? He did it with Toni Natalie and with Barbara Bouchey and with Daniela Padilla and countless others. It’s hard to believe that people outside the cult were the depraved evil ones, rather than the people who threw away their lives following and doing the bidding of that charmless idiot Keith Raniere.

      • Didnt he get Danielle Padilla to stalk some a capella girl because she stood up to him on that comment board when they were trying to recruit the college students? I can’t remember the details but that was one top Frank Report story

        • Frank Report
          How Nxivm Monitored Deke Sharon and Others of the A Cappella Community
          December 12, 2020

          In my December 9th story on how NXIVM attempted and failed to recruit and groom members of the a cappella community, an interesting comment thread between Deke Sharon and Frank Parlato compelled me to dig deeper for a follow-up article.

          Frank informed Deke that Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman, the Vanguard and his purse, had hired a private detective agency to spy on Deke.
          Deke Sharon is a prominent leader in the a cappella community who is known as “the father of contemporary a cappella” and Deke confronted the NXIVM cult in a message board thread which was detailed in the above-linked story.

          The private investigator agency that was hired to spy on Deke was known as Canaprobe and has been covered in exquisite detail on this very website. Because NXIVM was run by failsons, dilettantes, and a certain scruffy ex-MLM hustler, their attempt to dig up dirt on Deke Sharon backfired miserably.

          The presence of Sharon, a director and composer of a cappella music, on the NXIVM enemies list belongs in the roll call of the strangest and most random NXIVM factoids. This piece will illustrate the efforts of NXIVM to surveil and harass Deke and other people in his community after the debacle of the A Cappella Innovations festival that my previous, above-linked article also covered.

          Along with that update to the story, we will also briefly compare and contrast NXIVM’s espionage efforts and those of Scientology. Scientology is important to the story because NXIVM adapted many of the tactics that had been used by Scientology and its spy wing which was initially known as the Guardian’s Office and has now been rebranded as the Office for Special Affairs.

          I asked Mr. Sharon what his reaction was to learning, from his exchange with Mr. Parlato in the comment section, that he was on NXIVM’s enemy list along with figures like the political operative Roger Stone and former governor of New York, Elliot Spitzer.

          Deke was not surprised. “As I told everyone once the forum discussion [was] over, ‘if I disappear or turn up dead, you know why.’” he told me via email.

          The amount of time and resources that Keith Raniere and the NXIVM group spent in their quest to infiltrate the a cappella community gives an insight into their standard operating procedure.

          After NXIVM hosted the 2008 edition of A Cappella Innovations, there is no record of NXIVM hosting or being involved with another event that included an a cappella focus. This is almost certainly based in part on the way Keith and his minions got taken to the wood chipper by Deke and other pillars of the singing community in the now-infamous a cappella message board thread (the message board was known as RARB/CASA, which are two of the main a cappella organizing bodies) that was detailed in my previous article.

          It didn’t make much logical sense for NXIVM to continue spending time and money to win the a cappella folks over. But, as was discussed in detail at the sentencing hearing of Raniere, he is bad at letting people leave his orbit. It seemed just as incongruent to me as it did to Deke Sharon that NXIVM would sic private investigators on an a cappella enthusiast with no other ties to NXIVM.

          “Frankly, there’s probably no one who is less threatening than a professional a cappella musician.” Deke wrote to me. “What was I going to do: throw a pitch pipe at them?!?”
          Clare Bronfman and Keith Raniere contracted a Canadian private detective agency, Canaprobe, to spy on Deke and other unfortunate members of the cult’s enemy list. Luckily for the victims of NXIVM’s stalking activities, NXIVM happened to hire some of the most incompetent investigators in North America. As reported in previous Frank Report stories, Bronfman’s tab for the services of Canaprobe between 2008 and 2011 was just under $900,000. This corresponds with the approximate time period when NXIVM was involved with A Cappella Innovations and was also actively spying on Deke Sharon.

          Canaprobe made up a phony report to issue to Bronfman and included forged bank records that attributed imaginary offshore bank accounts to Mr. Sharon. NXIVM was trying to somehow work Deke into its grand conspiracy that Clare and Sara Bronfman’s father, Edgar Bronfman, was trying to destroy their cult.

          Edgar was the billionaire owner of the Seagram’s liquor company and he had at one point been affiliated with NXIVM but had left and denounced the group as a cult. Deke, on the other hand, had barely any interaction with the group other than participating as a judge at the first, benign version of A Cappella Innovations in 2007 which NXIVM funded lavishly by paying for travel, accommodations and the venue for all participants in an attempt to establish a network in the community, presumably to recruit members like the college groups of a cappella singers.

          The investigators who generated the phony reports on behalf of Canaprobe were Cullen Johnson and Elaine White who were subcontractors. Johnson and White were convicted and sent to Canadian federal prison in 2014 for falsifying bank records for other clients.
          Clare Bronfman and Keith Raniere contracted a Canadian private detective agency, Canaprobe, to spy on Deke and other unfortunate members of the cult’s enemy list. Luckily for the victims of NXIVM’s stalking activities, NXIVM happened to hire some of the most incompetent investigators in North America. As reported in previous Frank Report stories, Bronfman’s tab for the services of Canaprobe between 2008 and 2011 was just under $900,000. This corresponds with the approximate time period when NXIVM was involved with A Cappella Innovations and was also actively spying on Deke Sharon.

          Canaprobe made up a phony report to issue to Bronfman and included forged bank records that attributed imaginary offshore bank accounts to Mr. Sharon. NXIVM was trying to somehow work Deke into its grand conspiracy that Clare and Sara Bronfman’s father, Edgar Bronfman, was trying to destroy their cult.

          Edgar was the billionaire owner of the Seagram’s liquor company and he had at one point been affiliated with NXIVM but had left and denounced the group as a cult. Deke, on the other hand, had barely any interaction with the group other than participating as a judge at the first, benign version of A Cappella Innovations in 2007 which NXIVM funded lavishly by paying for travel, accommodations and the venue for all participants in an attempt to establish a network in the community, presumably to recruit members like the college groups of a cappella singers.

          The investigators who generated the phony reports on behalf of Canaprobe were Cullen Johnson and Elaine White who were subcontractors. Johnson and White were convicted and sent to Canadian federal prison in 2014 for falsifying bank records for other clients.

          Amy Malkoff
          Amy was the third person to write a post in the thread and was a voice who was consistently skeptical about NXIVM despite other posters sympathetic to NXIVM or otherwise affiliated with the group trying to derail her with red herrings and ad hominem attacks.

          At one point, a pro-NXIVM poster said that Ms. Malkoff was “retarded” for being skeptical of some of NXIVM’s claims.

          Ms. Malkoff responded in a level-headed tone which was a consistent feature of the leaders of the a cappella community’s responses to attacks from the NXIVM group. “[I] would appreciate not being called “retarded” when my concern here is the for the good of the community. [T]hat’s uncalled for.”

          When I asked Amy if she had gotten any further flack from NXIVM after her experience with the group on the message board, Amy expanded on an anecdote that she briefly referenced in the 2008 RARB/CASA thread.

          Daniela Padilla, one of Keith Raniere’s first line masters.
          “In April of 2008, I was contacted by Daniela Padilla, who said she ‘stumbled upon’ me and wanted to ask about logo design and branding. That she was an ‘image consultant’ and was interested in a logo and how much would that cost?” After Amy replied to Daniela, Amy noticed that instead of the email being routed to a yahoo email address that Daniela had sent her email from, Amy’s return email was instead redirected to a nxian.net email address.

          In the original 2008 thread, Daniela responded to Amy’s mention of being contacted by a NXIVM member under what Amy thought were false pretenses, and Daniela gave a confusing and seemingly self-contradictory account of why she emailed Amy. “I thought I had contacted a designer, not an a cappella person” said Daniela on page 12 of the thread. Daniela also gave excuses for not following up when Amy replied to Daniela’s request for assistance with designing business cards.

          Daniela dodged by saying that she was at a wedding in Mexico and that she forgot about sending the email. Daniela then contradicted her original story about why she contacted Amy, this time revealing that she knew Amy was an a cappella person before sending her an email soliciting a design from Amy despite previously stating that she did not know Amy was involved in a cappella: “Your name was on the forum. As I looked up your name I found a lot of things, but there two things in particular that I found interest in. Your link to your a cappella (I actually listened to one of your songs BTW) and a design page.”

          Amy relayed yet another incident where a NXIVM-affiliated man named Eric contacted her via email in an attempt to convince her that NXIVM was an amazing and harmless organization. Eric was a member of Keith Raniere’s Trojan horse a cappella group called Simply Human.

          Amy sketched this incident in more detail for me over email: “He claimed that his life was greatly improved in all ways by his involvement with the org. He told me how much he invested and how much he made before and after. He also recited a lot of the standard lines used to dismiss the skepticism of Keith et al, that they were misunderstood, words taken out of context, concepts too big to be taken in, etc.” In addition, Amy said she felt that Eric was trying to sell her on something during the period of time between April and July of 2008 when Eric was contacting her. “He seemed like a genial guy and I had several back and forths with him. I’m unclear what his end game was as I was clear I wouldn’t be a good candidate for an org like this. But he kept talking and selling…something.”
          In one of the most vivid scenes described in Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me, Ron Miscavige reconstructs an episode that occurred to him in 2013 while he was being stalked by two private investigators who had been hired by his son, the leader of Scientology, David Miscavige.

          It was only through an unlikely happenstance that a window briefly opened into the spy wing of Scientology. Private eye Dwayne Powell was arrested in the Milwaukee area with an arsenal of weapons that happened to include an illegal silencer. Powell sang like a bird and told police that he had been surveilling Ron Miscavige, who had recently defected from Scientology and was a dangerous critic, around the clock and had been handsomely compensated to the tune of $10,000 per week for the last 18 months.

          Powell told law enforcement a story about how he and his son, who was part of his investigator business, had been tailing Ron Miscavige at a mall and saw Miscavige grab his chest and lurch forward. Powell thought that Miscavige might be having a heart attack and, in what must have been a pang of conscience, Powell called his contact at Scientology. A moment later, a man who identified himself as David Miscavige called Powell and told him, in essence, to let his father die and to not intervene.

          The use of private investigators, among many other machinations, to intimidate and harass “suppressives” or heretics is a tactic that is shared by many high control groups like Scientology and NXIVM. NXIVM owes many debts to Scientology and the NXIVM group certainly must have understood the power of using covert operatives and spy tactics from watching Scientology use these tools to infiltrate the United States government and entangle their harshest critics.

          Operation Snow White involved thousands of Scientology agents infiltrating the IRS, the DEA and other government bureaus to purge negative information about the group and to steal documents. Operation Freakout was a labyrinthine conspiracy assembled by Scientology to frame Paulette Cooper, an early critic of Scientology, and the operation was so successful that Cooper was indicted on a trumped-up charge of making bomb threats and only narrowly avoided being convicted and sent to prison.

          NXIVM paid millions of dollars to private investigators to spy on its “enemies list” while Scientology had an in-house armada of spies and spent hundreds of millions on its complex of vexatious lawsuits and investigators. NXIVM was objectively much more incompetent and clumsy as an organization and the results were only a pale shadow compared to an organization like Scientology. Scientology is so dastardly that even the IRS ran away like a man on fire during Scientology’s battle for tax-exempt status.

          In contrast to the Machiavellian successes of Scientology’s spy operation, NXIVM’s leadership was laughably incompetent when it came to spycraft. I am thankful for that because if they were just a little less crazy and a little more subtle it is easy to envision many more people getting roped into Keith Raniere’s vile pyramid scheme.

          In attempting to replicate the evil genius of L. Ron Hubbard and his flock, Keith Raniere and Clare Bronfman proved that they’re not even particularly good at being bad. Keith has always struck me as a giant, pulsating question mark.

          I see footage of Allison Mack meeting Keith for the first time and it does not compute. That little furball has a harem of attractive d-list actresses following him and tripping all over themselves to empty their pocketbooks into Keith’s bank account?

          Mark Twain said, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

          https://frankreport.com/2020/12/12/how-nxivm-monitored-deke-sharon-and-others-of-the-a-cappella-community/

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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.

IMDb — Frank Parlato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Parlato,_Jr.

Contact Frank with tips or for help.
Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083
Email: frankparlato@gmail.com

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