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NXIVM’s Branding Doctor, Danielle Roberts removed from Naval Expo website – will she appear on Nov. 10-11?

Will she or won’t she?

Dr. Danielle Roberts was scheduled to appear at the Navel Expo at the Sheraton Time Square on November 10–11 NYC.  The website for the Navel Expo has removed her name and picture – as if she vanished like a ghost – sometime in the last month.


Roberts was listed as a speaker on the official website for the Navel Expo, an event that boasts “experts in human optimization from around the world.” The expo is set for November 10-11 at the Sheraton Times Square, with pricing starting at $20 for a one-day pass.


Filling Robert’s shoes evidently is Mathew Silverman, DO.

Roberts, a licensed osteopath and follower of Keith Raniere, is the woman who wielded the cauterizing pen that branded women with Raniere’s and Allison Mack’s initials on their pubic region, according to several women who were branded.  It is been estimated that as many as 150 women were branded by Dr. Roberts.

Dr. Roberts branded six women at a session, in Allison Mack’s apartment in Clifton Park.

Keith Raniere – the man Dr. Roberts followed. She branded his initials “K-R” on women.

Dr. Roberts branded both Keith Raniere’s and Allision Mack’s initials on DOS slaves – scarred on their pubic region.

Back on September 28, the Daily Beast contacted Alex Lubarsky, the Founder of the Navel Expo, to ask him about Dr. Roberts’ role at the Navel Expo.

He told The Daily Beast that he was aware of allegations against Dr. Roberts, and said, “[S]he’s not at liberty to discuss them.”

Lubarsky continued, “Just to be clear, she’s speaking not [on behalf of] whatever other organization she was involved with, she’s speaking as a physician who’s focused on human optimization. So that’s the only part of Dr. Roberts that I’m interested in.”

Lubarsky explained that he’s known Dr. Roberts “for over 10 years. And from knowing her as long as I have, I just couldn’t believe that she would do something intentionally sinister. It didn’t ring true to me on any level.”

Dr. Roberts participated in the Navel Expo for the last three years.

Last year, on a tip from Catherine Oxenberg, a 20-20 film crew appeared at the Navel Expo and questioned Dr. Roberts about her role in branding women. Dr. Roberts told them it was irrelevant to the Navel Expo and its purposes.

MK10ART has done several exquisite paintings of Dr. Roberts and her branding efforts.


At the time of his Daily Beast interview, Lubarsky said despite what has been said about Dr. Roberts, he hasn’t “changed [his] mind about her.”

Maybe that changed as he learned more …. In any event, Dr. Roberts’ name and picture no longer adorns the Navel Expo website. Was she dis-invited because of the controversy?

Did she lose her medical license and hence cannot attend?

Did she choose not to appear because of the likelihood the media will appear?

We don’t know. All we know is she’s gone and apparently forgot nothing but to say goodbye to the women she disfigured.

At the risk of being repetitive, may I just add  — “Viva Executive Success!”

Not a real picture: This is an artist’s conception of Dr. Danielle Roberts as a deranged mad doctor. It may be an unfair depiction. Roberts may have put women in danger with her fiendish branding practices, but she should be forgiven for, first and foremost, she is a slave to Master Raniere. She took a lifetime vow of obedience to him which trumps her Hippocratic Oath.

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  • For me, whether Dr. Roberts gets her med license revoked or not will be a lynchpin in understanding the DOS debacle. Apparently complaints were made against her for branding of women but the medical board did not revoke her license. This tells me that the board viewed DOS as some kind of kinky group of morons, not more. I’m willing to be convinced otherwise but no evidence of it has been forthcoming. I personally would not want to have the initials of an Amway salesman manque on my pubic area but I wouldn’t want a ring through my glans either. De gustibus non est disputandem

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