Sometimes the government gets things right. As I first reported former NXIVM advisor Joe OHara has filed a multi-count, multi-million dollar civil lawsuit against NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere and a host of other cult-related people and entities.
Now comes word that O’Hara has received approval from the local U.S. District Court to proceed in forma pauperis, which means, among other things, that he won’t have to pay any filing fees as the lawsuit moves forward – and that the U.S. Marshall’s Office will be responsible for serving all of the named defendants in the lawsuit.
Of course NXIVM attorneys strenuously objected to O’Hara being granted forma pauperis status but to no avail. I find it richly ironic that NXIVM objects to a man being granted pauper status, a status that their very actions caused in the first place. Now the very government agents that Raniere professes to hate to his followers will be acting on the behalf of his greatest protagonist. Fucking sweet.
The list of NXIVM members that have already been named as individual defendants and that will soon be served by the U.S. Marshal's includes the following: Nancy Salzman a/k/a Prefect , who serves as the ceremonial President of NXIVM; Sara Bronfman,HERE who will be getting married to Basit Igit in a few months and who still aspires to be a leader in the rebuilding of Libya.Clare Bronfman,HERE who is reportedly running low on cash and seeking financial assistance from other Bronfman family members to help pay the cult’s staggering legal bills; and Kristin Keeffe,HERE the self-proclaimed baby momma of Gaelen, the 5-6 old boy who is reportedly being raised by several illegal immigrants in accordance with Raniere’s “theories” about child development And O’Hara has already indicated that he expects to be adding to that list in the near future.
Of course, the best part of the O’Hara’s lawsuit (at least in my opinion) is that he has also included several of NXIVM’s lawyers and their law firms as named defendants. What kind of chaos and back-stabbing this may cause remains to be seen but you just have to love the thought of what the first court hearing is going to look like with so many pissed off attorneys crowded around the defense table!
Steve "the man" Coffey HERE
Pam Nichols AKA "Lipo Pam" HERE
O’Connell and Aronowitz HERE
William Savino AKA "The Trutle" HERE
And let’s not forget two of the other prominent defendants that have already been named in O'Hara’s lawsuit: the County of Albany and its current District Attorney, P. David Soares,HERE who, as it turns out, has apparently used several aliases over the years to cover up his own brushes with the legal system: See HERE and HERE for more info on that matter. Will Albany County cough up the funds to pay for a private attorney to defend Soares, the only known District Attorney in the State of New York who has never appeared as an attorney in a court of law? Or will it take the position that Soares’ involvement with NXIVM was outside the scope of his office and force him to hire his own attorney?
Meanwhile, the Bronfman brats have been attempting to re-open the lawsuit that they and several other NXIVM members first brought against O'Hara back in August 2005 and which was settled back in 2007. But that move may have been stymied when the local District Court decided to combine the Bronfmans’ claims against O'Hara with his new lawsuit. (See HERE for the court’s ruling on that matter).
So stay tuned folks because this latest edition of David v. Goliath looks like it’s going to get real interesting real soon. Especially if some of the rumors about the case that are currently circulating prove to be true. (Be patient, loyal readers, for all will be revealed in the near future).
And don't forget ESPIANS the NXIVM Festival of Flowers is May 17 - May 20, 2012 At the NXIVM cult club Route 9 Clifton Park.
I hear Keith might even be there but I bet he doesn't introduce his latest little plaything to the flock. I hear this one is over 18. No word if baby mama and whack job Kristen Keefe approves.