I left NXIVM in April of 2009. Yes I am one of the "NXIVM 9". My name is Susan Dones and I built and ran the PNW center for NXIVM.
I have been following NXIVM and the Bronfman legal battles. I also went back and researched as many legal documents that I can find and there seems to be a pattern to how NXIVM legal team does their cases.
I agree with John that Barbara should not meet at O'Connell and Aronowitz office. It seems this would be stressful enough to go through without being in the land of Coffey.
Barbara bring your own tape and video equipment so you have your own set of recordings
I saw the small print while reading the documents and it appears that the Bronfmans are in bed with NXIVM on there overall game plan to drag Barbara through her bankruptcy.
It took Toni Foley (Toni Natalie) over 8 years to get through her bankruptcy after leaving Keith.
Joe O'Hara is still in his bankruptcy with an appeal.
Rick Ross is going on 7 or 8 years with a legal battle with NXIVM.
I think it's more about, in my opinion, the "mind fuck" with the over the top expense, the document dumps and request that the NX legal team can cause when being in a legal battle with them.
I myself just went through bankruptcy and to date NXIVM or their followers did not show up or file a suit against me in court. If they do now, it will be because I spoke up publicly on this blog and it retribution and not any real claim.
It's a risk I am taking as I agree that people should come forward and share their stories. Even at the risk of being sued by NXIVM or their followers.
There is also the chance that I will be BBQ on this blog by folks who don't understand how good Keith and Nancy (mostly Nancy in my situation) were at sucking people like me into the onion as Becca calls it.
Unlike Becca I was deep into the core of the onion but never in the "inner circle". I never slept with Keith nor did I spend much time with him.
I would like to publicly say that if anyone feels harmed by my participation in NXIVM I am sorry.
I did not know what was going on behind the "curtain" of what I call lies with the inner circle.
I did not know about the money losses or Keith sexual / mental mind games behavior. When I found out I left and closed the door on the center in Tacoma.
NXIVM moved the Tacoma center to Vancouver BC shortly after I closed the doors and a center was tried in Seattle but I heard closed within a year.
I have needed sometime to heal and now I feel emotionally able to come forward with my truth.
Don't worry Nancy I will not expose any of your trade secrets as I don't believe your behavior or the behavior of your inner circle is a trade secret.
If anyone out there wants to contact me you can email me at Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org
And boy oh boy!! the Bronfman's legal henchman have been busy today
With a notice to hold Debtor and Counsel for contempt
And a court date of September 20
Notice the Scr/Bronfman/afns.doc. At the bottom of each document. The Bronfman's are the ones calling the shots and pulling Coffey's strings
But It would be impolite not to welcome SUPERLAWYER STEPHEN R. COFFEY to my home in Saratoga Springs. Come down and see me in my office in Uncommon grounds anytime Stevie boy and I don't bill by the minute.