Marc Elliot: NXIVM Making Biggest Comeback Despite FBI Abuse and 3 Other NXIVM Items

He spoke with the U.S. Sun and explained.
“I filed the defamation lawsuit against Lions Gate about a year ago. I finally had my first day in federal court in front of Judge Sykes. And we didn’t win, but we didn’t lose yesterday. And she decided to take more time to evaluate the case.

“The fact that they can call themselves a documentary and fabricate footage to defame someone is something that everyone should not be okay with, and that’s what I’m fighting for.”


Elliot told The U.S. Sun that he was a trainer in NXIVM, which had around 17,000 students worldwide, and has since been shut down, which he calls “unfortunate.”

Marc Elliot moved to Tucson to be Nearer My Vanguard to Thee. And to be present when he is released from USP Tucson, which he expects to occur any day now. 

He said: “I have no doubt that after this injustice of what the prosecutors, what the FBI did in this case, that NXIVM will eventually come back. Just gonna take some time.”

He concluded: “I guess, like they say, the Phoenix rising. Yeah, it will be stronger in the end, but it will just be different.”

 A new Kindle book about NXIVM is out. The price is 99 cents.

The NXIVM Scandal: The Sex Cult, Megalomania, and Pedophilia Protected by the Pedo-Cabal. 

Joachim Hagopian

Joachim Hagopian wrote the book. His blog site is

The Kindle book is part of Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy & the Deep State series.

The author says NXIVM is “in some ways a microcosm of the global to local network of elite pedophiles spanning all presidential offices, all offices of the prime minister, all royal families, and all banking, corporate, entertainment, and media elites.
The NXIVM Scandal is in so many ways an excellent window into both the nuanced intricacies of the global to local pedophilia and child torture, murder, and harvesting that includes chiefs of police, prosecutors, judges, paramilitary enforcers, and others, along with a totally complicit media, many of whom are pedophilies and child torturers.

Two American families stand out in this chapter: the Bronfman’s and the Clintons. Many other families are intimately linked, from the Bushes to the Rockefellers to the Rothschilds.

One state, New York, is ground zero for this story. The current governor of New York will not survive the forthcoming purge of Satanic pedophiles, and those who have so easily enabled their reign of terror and torture over children to persist with total impunity.

The same media that has covered up all other high crimes and misdemeanors appears criminally complicit in pedophilia and the associated crimes of child torture, child murder, and harvesting of child body parts.

Keith Raniere is a lot of things. But his NXIVM followers would not be complicit in child torture, murder, and harvesting of child body parts.

They might brand each other or do seduction assignments. They might hold collateral over one another – but harvest body parts?

The author mentions my reporting in the book.

Video of Allison at Comic Con 2008 – Under Spell of Raniere

In 2008, Allison Mack was two years deep into NXIVM but still acting on the TV show Smallville.  She would leave the show in another two years and join NXIVM full-time. 

This interview of her at a Comic Con 2008 is of interest, for it is midway into her indoctrination. 

Mack: Oh my gosh. Well, she started out a freshman in high school who was madly in love with controversy and drama, and Clark Kent, and has ended up a woman that’s incredible grounded
and ambitious and honest, just and loyal, and her evolution has really been she’s kind of a bumpy roads bad. So it’s been an amazing journey.
Interviewer: Besides your desire to direct what changed in Allison’s life
Mack: Dude, I was 18 when I started the show I’m 26 now. Everything is different I mean I think that really for me the show was a huge part of just growing into the woman that I am and helping me to find my sanity, what I feel like, and really I don’t know, just get really clearer on the projection I want to go in my life and the things that are important to me.

Her dreams were dashed. She soon moved into trying to develop a Raniere-based  acting MLM called the Source. It failed. Then there was the MLM master slave sorority led by a man, Raniere – DOS. Her role in DOS led the DOJ to prosecute her.  She is in prison now.

Vow Continues to Take the Fall in Ratings

Season 1

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Vow
No. Title Air date Rating
1 The Science of Joy August 23, 2020 0.07 0.342[31]
2 Viscera August 30, 2020 0.09 0.338[32]
3 At Cause September 6, 2020 0.06 0.341[34]
4 Building Character September 13, 2020 0.05 0.304[35]
5 Class 1 Data September 20, 2020 0.08 0.362[36]
6 Honesty & Disclosure September 27, 2020 0.09 0.318[37]
7 The Dossier October 4, 2020 0.06 0.257[38]
8 The Wound October 11, 2020 0.05 0.266[39]
9 The Fall October 18, 2020 0.07 0.360[40]

Season 2[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of The Vow
No. Title Air date Rating
1 Tests of Loyalty October 17, 2022 0.03 0.143[42]
2 Rapport October 24, 2022 0.03 0.105[43]

 The Vow, Season #2, Episode 3, Stimulus and Response did not make the top 150 cable shows in ratings.

That suggests viewership dropped to an all-time low of under 100,000.

Also puzzling to many readers is why HBO did not credit Karim Amir for the show he directed and produced. 

HBO lists his wife, Jehane Noujaim as the sole director. Yet Karim directed the entire second season, often while Jehane was away in Egypt.

Everyone involved in the production knows Karim was responsible for the production. So why did his name disappear? 

Karim Amir & Jehane Noujaim

Some ugly rumors emerged. Knowing Karim, I doubt they are true, so before I repeat rumors, I plan to investigate.

Amir always acted as a gentlemen in my dealings with the Vow. Both in Season 1 and Season 2. 

Three sources have told me things that might connect to why HBO removed his name.

In its first season, the Vow found itself on the best documentaries lists of The Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesEntertainment WeeklyVarietyThrillistConcrete Playground, and The Lineup.

There was a tremendous buzz and more than three times the audience.

Sure the story is familiar. The public may have become tired of it. The way they handled the story this season may have been less compelling—loads of Nancy Salzman and uninspired trial reenactments. 

A story which everyone knows the ending.

While the production values may be higher, the content is not as dramatic. 

The Vow started in 2017 before the FBI arrested Raniere. It was during the fight.

The fight is over, and it recaps things the public knows. That might be the reason. COVID also may have played a role.

Season 1 was during COVID. More people were stuck inside.

But The Vow Season 2 is doing lousy compared to other shows during these non-COVID times.

MK10ART’s sketch – Where’s Karim?


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rayne hell
rayne hell
1 year ago

The case was current back in 2020, and people were keen to escape from Covid craziness. Now, post Covid minor crisis, we’re facing a global major crisis which could at worst end in nuclear holocaust but at the very least means ongoing inflation, trade wars, climate change, increasing wealth gulfs, worsening health… NXIVM is or will soon be forgotten

1 year ago

Tourette Syndrome is a horrible thing. So many are caught within its grasp, with no escape. But despite Marc’s miraculous way of beating it, he still chooses to stand behind Keith.

Marc, don’t be a putz. You have been truly been given something special, and NOT Keith Raniere. Take what you know and help those who need it, and can benefit from your learning and therapy. The world needs that, and it is apparently something you can give. Clearly, you received something very, very good from your affiliation with the Albany group. But they are gone now, for whatever reason. It’s time to move on.

Don’t blow the ballgame, Marc. And, you are. In a big way.

1 year ago

Having watched episodes 1 – 3 I don’t think Mark has been defamed.

1 year ago

Amer also attended The Vow special screening on October 17, photographed with HBO Documentary Films executives Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller, if something were “off” why would they invite him?

Nothing Suspect
Nothing Suspect
1 year ago

Amer’s name didn’t fully disappear. He’s still credited as an executive producer.

1 year ago

Frank, will you appear in The Vow season 2? Did you film anything for it?

1 year ago
Reply to  Frank Parlato

My best guesses in an attempt to prove my perspicaciousness:
1. Xenu
2. Bangcock’s mom
3. George McBlack
4. Richard DeVos
5. 5G Fred
6. Peter Mingils
7. Bubba The Love Sponge
8. Allyn Walker
9. Milton Erickson
10. J. Michael Shoemaker

1 year ago

Amer directed Flight/Risk and The Lincoln Project at the same time of The Vow season 2. Perhaps Noujaim oversaw the remainder of the season and the editing. He’s still credited as an executive producer.

1 year ago

Lionsgate definitely made Marc look poorly but did Marc give consent to be a part of the documentary?

1 year ago

Marc is the one who should be sued for fabricating a cure for Tourette’s and then not following through. Those who suffer from Tourette’s were given hope by Marc.

What has Marc done for this community and those suffering?

1 year ago

I commented long ago that NXIVM will survive and this crazy cult is hardier than an army of cockroaches.

Aristotle’s Sausage
Aristotle’s Sausage
1 year ago

I’m not so sure being referenced in this 99¢ self-published crazed diatribe of a book is something to be proud of.

“Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy & the Deep State”?

Conspiracy theories can be fun and all but it’s wise to be careful. Slippery slopes and all that. Speculating about grand conspiracies easily lead to faulty logic and losing touch with reality. Seeing connections where there are none. Convincing oneself that because something “seems suspicious” that proves evil actors are at work.

Because some thumbnails are mislabeled on a seized backup drive, that somehow proves the FBI tampered with evidence and planted porn pictures. An elderly lady drowns in a river, that means she was murdered and an elaborate cover-up took place.

Before you know it you’re believing in a “global to local network of elite pedophiles spanning all presidential offices, all offices of the prime minister, all royal families, and all banking, corporate, entertainment, and media elites”

All it takes is a certain level of credulity and reluctance to accept simple explanations in favor of more “interesting” ones, and we’re off to the races.

It’s a lot like joining a cult.

“Think differently!” They enthuse, recruiting you. They’ve got an interesting story to tell. And maybe it’s true? the recruit begins to think. Keep an open mind now. Maybe they’re on to something. Maybe they do have a cure for Tourette’s. Maybe Raniere really was falsely convicted.

I mean, that picture the FBI took does include TWO backup drives. That proves they tampered with evidence, right?

I mean, children DO go missing. That proves “the global to local pedophilia and child torture, murder, and harvesting that includes chiefs of police, prosecutors, judges, paramilitary enforcers, and others, along with a totally complicit media”

Doesn’t it?

Embroidering tales of Satanic abductions is so much more interesting than the quotidian fact of kids running away from home.

A conspiratorial perfect murder, flawlessly covered up, is so much more interesting than a simple suicide.

And what’s the harm? We’re just “asking questions”, right? Conducting an (endless) investigation, “keeping an open mind” (even though the matter is long settled)

What’s the matter, in short, with being a crank and dismissing facts and logic in favor of elaborate conspiracy theories.

Plenty. You give up wisdom.

And sometimes worse. Much worse. There are people who have surrendered themselves to this house of mirrors alternate reality and act on it. One of them broke into elderly Paul Pelosi’s San Francisco home and fractured his skull with a hammer. Another shot up a DC pizza parlor convinced prominent Democrats were running a pedophilia ring in the restaurant’s basement.

And the 99¢ Pedophilia & Empire contains this threat:

“The current governor of New York will not survive the forthcoming purge of Satanic pedophiles”

Crazy people making threats, and sometimes carrying out those threats. That’s what can come of spreading misinformation and indulging in conspiracy theories. That’s when they stop being fun.

So cure tourtettes already...
So cure tourtettes already...
1 year ago

None of the Dead Enders have ever adequately explained why their community and the tech cannot move forward without Keith.

One of the commonly accepted definitions of a cult group is that it revolves around a (usually male) leader. And it falls apart without them.

If that is not true of ESP (even if the government owns the tech) why not just adjust the tech slightly and move forward curing Tourette’s?

No one would stop them. They still have Claire’s money and patronage.

It doesn’t seem like they really want to do the actual work they claim.

It appears that the loyalists only want to rehabilitate Keith’s image and go back to their exact same lives worshipping him in Albany.

Marc Elliot sunk any chance of winning the Starz lawsuit by appearing in the Vow 2 electric bugaboo.

Marc seems like a mentally unbalanced true believer. The fact that his zealotry is on full display also dovetailing with the window of time where he was the most attractive of the Elliott brothers rapidly closing is a tragic blow for him.

It’s really bizarre that Elliot believes a person acting as a therapist and assisting him to suffer from Tourette’s a little less means that he owes that person the rest of his life that’s not a normal response to any kind of counselor, doctor or friend helping you through something.

The very idea that it was instilled into Nxivm followers to pay this kind of over the top homage and undying fealty to Keith (and Nancy to a lesser degree) is part of what makes the relationship to the leaders be defined as a cult.

It’s not so different really than the fans of R Kelly who believe his music helped them through a rough patch in their life, so they need to disregard the copious amounts of evidence that R Kelly was a sadistic abuser of children in every way.

Blind devotion to so-called or perceived leaders is destroying both the United States and many other countries in the world. People are identifying way too closely with their idols and it’s not going to end well

1 year ago

Agreed, surely an unequal relationship such as between a master and a slave is intransitive. Not like a peer relationship in which both backs better be equally scratched or one or other party might consider the friendship not worth having..

surely when you are a master, like when you are an elder, you give to the younger without expecting any return except perhaps a ‘thank-you’ – the gift, because of the nature of the superior position: in age, experience, wisdom, wealth, strength etc. is paid forward.

The sacrifice of a parent cannot be equalled in kind by the child. When they become a parent themselves, thats when the indebtedness is paid forward.

Yes, this is chapter 11 of Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes, think its called On Manners and its better written then anything Ive managed here.

1 year ago

Too much photoshop filter abuse

1 year ago

List of serial rapists
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A serial rapist is someone who commits multiple rapes, whether with multiple victims or a single victim repeatedly over a period of time. This list does not include serial killers who raped their victims then killed them; only serial rapists who non-fatally attacked their victims and raped them should be included here. This list should include serial rapists with at least three victims. Serial killers who raped at least three victims without murdering them are also included.

Name: Keith Raniere, Country: United States, Years active: 1998–2018, Proven Victims: 156,

Note: Leader of the NXIVM sex cult under the guise of multi-level marketing. Formed a division within the cult exclusively designated for women, with Raniere running the group at the chief position, where hundreds of women were recruited, sexually abused, and trafficked regularly, as well as branded with Raniere’s initials. Also accused of statutory sexual abuse of underage girls and repeated rape outside of the group. Arrested along with several of his associates and sentenced to life in prison on convictions including sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit forced labor, and racketeering.

1 year ago

Keith is a failure. He has failed to keep up with the previous record holders with the longest prison sentences. Keith still just barely managed to be mentioned among the last entries on the list. Why are his supporters whining about Raniere’s sentence?

List of longest prison sentences

Prisoners sentenced to between 120 and 499 years in prison
[ … ]
Keith Raniere 2020 120 years United States Leader of NXIVM sex cult.

1 year ago

Edmondson v. Raniere (1:20-cv-00485)
District Court, E.D. New York

SCHEDULING ORDER – Oral Argument on the defendants’ motions to dismiss will be held on January 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in person in Courtroom 6G North on the 6th floor of the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. Ordered by Judge Eric R. Komitee on 10/25/2022. (AG)

Marc Idiott
Marc Idiott
1 year ago

Sometimes I wonder how NXIVM would make a come back after all the lies and dirty secrets have been exposed. Part of the manipulation was the hush hush Keith played against the closest members.

Clare will be forbidden to have any contact with anyone involved in the cult once she is free so I wonder how Keith would survive.

anonymous hero
anonymous hero
1 year ago

You’re a cult follower Elliot. Disassociate already and say keith was wrong and maybe you’ll have a chance In court. Do what Lauren did to save yourself. Lauren lied about not liking keith anymore….but it got her out of prison.

1 year ago


First published at 12:52 UTC on November 4th, 2022.

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.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

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 premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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