Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's father worked for Nxivm: What is it with Dem dads? - 2019-04-05
There's a fun report at Big League Politics today thanks to Frank Parlato, who gave the politics site a document proving that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's father, attorney Douglas Rutnik, was paid a $100,000 retainer by Nxivm, the group whose leaders are now facing sex slavery charges in a federal trial slated to start in a few weeks.
Parlato told the site that Rutnik was hired as a consultant but was fired and then sued by Nxivm. He provided a document showing that Rutnik was paid a $100,000 retainer.
"Her father Doug Rutnik came to work as a consultant for NXIVM…he was fired, they sued him, and they had to pay him $100,000," Parlato told the website. "Her father's wife, her stepmother, was also a member of NXIVM…Doug got her into the cult, Gillibrand's father got Gillibrand's future stepmother into the cult. Doug left the cult because he was sued. Clare Bronfman after her father was sued donated money to Gillibrand. Gillibrand accepted it." (The court document, however, states that Rutnik was paid a $100,000 retainer, and then was required to pay that amount to settle the lawsuit.)