Comments on Frank

  • ‘Jane Doe,’ former ‘sex slave’ who escaped

    From HBO’s The Vow

    When the Frank Report came out I was in shock. I didn’t know about the branding, or Keith’s initials on the brand. I started for the first time to realize that things were not as they seemed.


  • A DOS slave who escaped:

    “What you contributed to this monumental victory is really something. So many years in the coming. I thank you for what you’ve done to help me move on.”


  • Catherine Oxenberg

    Actress, Author

    Frank was fearless. And once I’d given him this information, he ran with it, And he didn’t stop.So he’d put out these blogs. Sometimes 3 clogs a day, with more and more information and people started calling him, and giving him more information. So he was an unstoppable force.


  • Catherine Oxenberg and Princess Elizabeth

    HBO’s The Vow

    Phone Call Filmed

    CATHERINE OXENBERG: What do you think about the Frank Report?

    PRINCESS ELIZABETH: Oh, I think he’s brilliant, and brave, and all out to kill. You know, he’s really quite something.


  • Dr. Mehmet Oz

    Television Host / Heart Surgeon
    Frank… I am sort of stunned that Keith has chosen to communicate with you now that he is in prison. You’re a big part of why he is there.

  • Elle Reeve

    Peabody Award Winner

    Correspondent for CNN

    From Vice News on HBO

    Frank Parlato, the guy who originally revealed the sex slave cult around Keith Raniere…. Parlato turned on Nxivm with the fury…. He carpet-bombed Raniere and Nxivm with attacks on his website…. More than two years into his anti-Nxivm campaign, Parlato revealed women were being branded in a secret ceremony. The New York Times confirmed the story in October, which led to a Federal investigation. Nxivm will never be the same.



  • Frank Dux

    Martial artist, author

    Bloodsport, the movie based on his life

    Frank Parlato is a true investigative journalist. He uncovered facts about the martial arts world that debunked long standing lies and misperceptions. In journalism, he is a true heavyweight champion.


  • Gretchen Carlson

    Broadcast Journalist and author

    Correspondent People TV

    From Lifetime:

    Frank Parlato was running a web site called the Frank Report. A site that had been actively investigating Nxivm for years. Frank knew Keith well: because he ran public relations for Nxivm for 9 months in 2007. But when Frank discovered some suspicious financial activity, Keith fired him. Frank fought back, and the Frank Report was born.

    Parlato consistently publishes interviews with defectors, insights into the cult-like ways of the organization, and anything that seems slightly suspicious.

    Members of Nxivm were forbidden from reading it, which didn’t stop some members from following Frank.


  • HBO’s “The Vow”

    Who can we bring in to help us? Frank Parlato. He’s helped a lot of people get out.


  • Heidi Hutchinson

    [Heidi Hutchinson’s sister Gina, who was found shot to death in Woodstock NY, in an apparent suicide, suffered years of abuse by Nxivm founder Keith Raniere.]

    Raniere’s attorney, Marc Agnifilo, has been quoted recently saying that Keith “made a mistake” and while he was apparently referring to the branding, “He made a huge mistake fucking with Frank Parlato” was my very first thought.

    Congratulations, Frank! You got him.


  • India Oxenberg, Former DOS Slave

    As seen on the docuseries “Seduced”:

    Even within NXIVM, no members outside of DOS were supposed to know that it existed. As soon as the [Frank Report] posts started coming up, there was a ton of questions, and a lot of chatter. My slaves left immediately after that. And none of them had to complete the seduction assignment or be branded. That was a huge relief.


  • Introduction to the Lost Women of Nxivm

    Narrated by Michele Wong

    After decades ruling a criminal enterprise, Raniere never thought a whistleblower could bring him down. But Frank Parlato did just that. And he’s not finished exposing Raniere’s misdeeds. Parlato has unique access to victims, and  former NXIVM members who were in charge of hiding the cult’s activities..


  • Juan Alberto Vázquez

    Journalist, author

    In Mexico we owe it to Frank Parlato to have learned about the issue of NXIVM and the implications that various characters linked to Mexican politics and the business circle of our country had. Thanks to the information offered on, influential Mexican media such as Aristegui Noticias, MILENIO. began to address the matter. So did widely read columnists like Salvador García Soto, Francisco Rodríguez and León Krauze….

    Thanks to the informative work of, the complaints about the practices of Nxivm and Raniere were sustained. Parlato did not mind having threats of lawsuits for his informative work, which he has continued and is now an obligatory reference for anyone who wishes to obtain information on this topic.

    Frank is stubborn and skilled, and so he continued to dodge attacks until things turned in his favor, to the point of becoming a major factor in the downfall of Raniere and his criminal enterprise.


  • Keith Raniere – Federal Inmate number 57055-177

    “You know it’s interesting. Frank Parlato may be one of the few people right now in this country that has free speech. You know? He answers to no one. He has no editor to control him, he has no owner to control him. […] So, though I may not agree with the way he uses free speech, free speech is something that is dear to our country, and maybe the last vestiges of it, or the first vestiges of it in a long time are coming up through these internet type of sites.”


  • Kelly, a NXIVM Coach Who Escaped Entering DOS

    As seen on the docuseries “Seduced”:

    I got a call from someone who said “Have you read the Frank Report?”

    And I said: “I don’t know what you’re talking about”. So she sent me a link, and she said, “Don’t let anyone know that I’m sending you this link”.

    And I started reading about collateral. And I thought: “Collateral?” “Oh my God, is this what they were asking me to come into?”


  • Marc Agnifilo, Attorney for Keith Raniere

    [During an interview with Frank Parlato Oct. 24, 2020]

    “I have nothing but deep respect for you, I truly do. And I think every journalist in America tries to do what you’ve done, which is to have a vision of a situation, bring it into the world, and then bring about realities to follow your reporting. And you did that. And, you know, I have deep respect for what you’ve done and how you’ve done it.”


  • Mark Vicente



    Frank Parlato used to work for Keith and NXIVM. He left on bad terms, and the company went after him.  To fight back, he created the blog called the Frank Report, to share news he was hearing about NXIVM. … When Frank came out with the news [of the branding] it set the whole organization into panic.  A lot of people began asking questions. And that was the idea – it’s not just to expose what’s going on, it was also about getting people to leave, getting people away from danger.


  • Naomi Gibson, Former NXIVM Member

    As seen on the docuseries “Seduced”:

    When I started reading the Frank Report, and seeing things for what they truly were, it just made me feel ill.


  • Neil Glazer, Esq. – Attorney for NXIVM’s Victims

    Frank is to be lauded for shedding light on some dark events, and he has demonstrated time and again his willingness to protect real victims when there is a genuine need to do so.  We may not agree with all of his methods, and he knows very well we don’t like everything posted here, but he deserves credit for his contribution to the real justice that is finally being done. […]

    We support and encourage Frank’s legitimate investigative journalism, and he knows there are people who read this blog regularly because of his ability to dig up and report important facts.


  • Nicole, a sex trafficking victim

    From Court Testimony USA v Raniere


    Q   Now, at that time, was there any blog coming out that was covering what was happening with DOS?

    A   Yeah, there was this blog called The Frank Report that started blogging about all this and blogging about DOS and blogging about different people in the NXIVM community….

    Q   And at some point, did you appear on the blog?

    A   Yeah….  an article came up online that said that I was a sex slave of Keith Raniere’s.

    Q   And, so, what happened after that?

    A   It was, like — it was just that, like, tiny bit of courage or whatever I needed. It was like that flash of reality and it was just, like, the last little thing and I was like, “okay, no. Just no. Like, no. What I thought that I was getting into back then was a women’s empowerment group and now there is something [Frank Report] saying that I am somehow a man’s sex slave? … Now is this little window when I can get out, and I’m taking it.”


  • Omar Rosales

    Author, Attorney

    Frank Parlato is a crusader for justice. He gives hope to the hopeless. Light to those that are lost. And friendship and understanding to forgotten victims.

    When there is no one else to call, call Frank Parlato. He fights for justice, for victims, and for their families. And brings justice to the oppressed.


  • Patrick Howley

    Political Reporter for the Far-Right Publication ‘The National File’

    Frank R. Parlato, Jr., a newspaperman and blogger in Upstate New York, spent years fighting to expose Keith Raniere, who is accused of branding and enslaving female followers of his organization, NXIVM.

    Raniere once employed Parlato as the group’s publicist — giving him access he’d later use to help bring NXIVM down.



  • Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia

    First of all, Frank must be commended for his intrepid integrity in pursuit of the truth. Rarely are people so brave as to take on such a huge project and relentlessly go after evil, lies and also inertia on the part of the so-called authorities.

    He has kept everyone on their toes and on tenterhooks; tantalizing his many readers who look forward to the next denouement.

    I hope people who have been following these events will understand the danger of giving over one’s thoughts and attachments and devotion to cults and weirdos instead of taking responsibility for their own lives.

    Nobody is coming here to save anybody nor is anyone necessary!

    Well done Frank, and I know you have been under attack and have had many threats!


  • Richard Johnson

    Columnist with the New York Post’s Page Six

    Frank Parlato… worked for years to expose the cult… exposing its dark side.


  • Roger Stone

    Political Consultant, author

    He turned it around on them. What Frank Parlato did was one of the most epic takedowns in media history…. Frank Parlato is one of the greatest investigative journalists in America.


  • Sarah Edmondson

    Actress, Author


    Under the condition that he would not disclose my name, I told Frank about my branding experience, so that he could expose DOS in time to stop the next session. From my hotel room in Toronto, I told Frank everything. Releasing that secret was the biggest relief so far.

    We were successful. The word about Frank’s blog spread in the community, and because of this heat the next branding ceremony was called off.”

    John Tighe, Blogger, target of NXIVM

    “Without Frank, NXIVM would still be operating today,” -John Tighe.

    The Dossier Project

    Dominus Obsequium Sororum (DOS), which stands for “master, allegiance, sisterhood,” was established in 2015 as a secret sorority designed to unite and empower women. Most of its original members were friends with and mentored by Keith Raniere, the founder of NXIVM.

    By May 2017, DOS had 105 participants and was growing rapidly. That same month, one of its newest members, Sarah Edmondson, broke her vow of secrecy and revealed DOS’ existence to Frank Parlato, a self-avowed enemy of Raniere.

    Parlato revealed the existence of DOS on his website, the Frank Report, in a distorted and highly-biased form and, based solely on the skewed narrative of Edmondson and the few women who joined her in breaking their vows. Together, they created and promoted a fictional narrative about DOS that wreaked havoc and spread disinformation within the greater NXIVM community. This effectively ended DOS. Everything ceased. Women who had been happily engaged in the practices of DOS began to fear for their safety and livelihoods due to the highly publicized false allegations….

  • The New York Times, taking up the false narratives of Edmondson, Parlato, and others, published a grossly distorted view of DOS, clearly written to spark political interest and entice the Department of Justice (DOJ). This prompted the FBI to begin an investigation bolstered and informed by a false media narrative, with public pressure to find or fabricate a crime, which ultimately led to the wrongful conviction of six innocent people, (Raniere and five women) only two of whom were ever members of DOS.

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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Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083