Former NXIVM insider speaking out

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As the investigation into the Capital Region cult NXIVM continues, those who brought the alleged illegal practices to light are speaking out.

We’re getting a first glimpse into what the trial for leader Keith Raniere and Allison Mack might look like.

New federal documents delve into potential evidence we could see come to light in the trial scheduled for October.

Meanwhile, a former NXIVM insider is speaking out about the part he played in landed Raniere in jail.

Frank Parlato was once working for NXIVM but now he works to bring them down.

“There’s something here and it has to be stopped.”

He runs a website called “The Frank Report” focusing exclusively on Raniere, updating readers on NXIVM, and predicting what could happen next.

“I had no idea the depths of their dishonesty.”

In a Vice News interview, Parlato explains how after he was fired from NXIVM, they came after him through the court system.

“This is more than just a kooky group. This is a crazy group. A criminally insane group.”

He’s not the only one who was under fire in this way by Raniere and NXIVM.

Raniere tried to silence former Capital Region Reporter Chet Hardin after he began to publish reports on the group.

“There was a threat of a $65M lawsuit against my paper.”

Then there’s Toni Natalie, a former girlfriend of Raniere’s, and one of the first to speak out about his controlling nature.

“He listens and he watches. He hears everything you’re saying and then he almost like a chameleon becomes what you want to see.”

Now, the tables have been turned. Raniere awaits trial and new documents show we could hear from “alleged victims of human smuggling, alien harboring, physical or mental abuse towards an intimate partner, stalking, sexual abuse or sex trafficking” plus see “photographs and videos of victims”  during the October trial.

Parlato considering all of this a victory saying, “He went to win and I went to win and he lost.”

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