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Bouchey: Disputes claim she is trying to take credit; praises other for helping to take down Nxivm

Editor’s note: A commenter using the name Jim Smith wrote the following about Barbara Bouchey.

“…I’ve followed this case for decades, read several court transcripts, news articles and watched media coverage. [Barbara] Bouchey’s story is forever changing and her story doesn’t match up with the facts.  There will come a time when the truth will be exposed. Ms. Bouchey has helped to expose part of NXIVM but now is attempting to take credit for single-handedly taking down the entire cult.”

In response Bouchey has written:

By Barbara Bouchey

The Times Union has indicated they will make the panel video available, and you can judge for yourself how the panel discussion went. It’ll also prove that at the end of the panel, contrary to what Jim Smith says, that I said:

“I want to thank all those that helped to make this day happen, and that it took a ‘village’ to take down Keith. I first thanked Toni Natalie saying how she fought for many years, next Joe O’Hara who was a consultant never backing down to bring Keith down, then Sarah Edmondson and Mark Vicente in 2017 taking risks causing hundreds to leave, Frank Parlato’s blog for creating a platform for information, Catherine Oxenberg’s love of her daughter using her passion and influence to have media shine a light on this, Michael Grygiel for slaying the dragon NXIVM by successfully getting the lawsuit dismissed due to their fraud, and Chet Hardin who was there for his many stories with Metroland.”

At that point, Brendan Lyons wanted to conclude things, and I was unable to thank Susan Dones for her bravery in taking a stand successfully beating NXIVM as well, and then the NXIVM 9 who addressed and confronted Keith, then immediately resigning which resulted the first revolution out of NXIVM.

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  • She did in fact say all of this at the end but, in truth, it wasn’t her concluding remarks that was giving the audience this perception. The overall consensus within 3 tables was that she took over and was taking credit. If anyone on that panel truly made this happen, it was Catherine. Who sadly we didn’t hear much from. Most of us could have done without the “zinging” (their words, not mine) between Barbara and Mike. I think Barbara had a large hand in bringing them down, because as she pointed out many times she was “in the inner circle”, but has been out for a while, and before DOS began.

  • Barbara remained an enabler all along. She is also guilty of many things. She claims that this obscure cult (it was a cult to Raniere since the beggining) was good, but then she left and suddenly things went rotten. I am not buying it. She should be investigated.

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