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NXIVM’s Keith Raniere Sentenced to 120 Years, but Nicki Clyne Still Thinks He’s Innocent

Regardless of the accusations of cult-like actions and sexual abuse that got here from NXIVM members, and the truth that founder Keith Raniere was convicted of a number of felony prices and sentenced to 120 years in jail, some nonetheless defend his actions. Nicki Clyne remains to be defending the group and its controversial chief — and mentioned she’s been in a relationship with him for years.

Nicki Clyne has been concerned in NXIVM and nonetheless believes Keith Raniere is harmless.

Nicki Clyne, probably greatest recognized for her position on the tv present Battlestar Galactica, spoke out publicly in assist of NXIVM chief Keith Raniere. On Oct. 27, Raniere was sentenced for his convictions of racketeering, intercourse trafficking, and compelled labor conspiracy. 

Raniere acquired 120 years in jail, in line with experiences. “His sentencing got here after 15 former NXIVM members confronted him over the bodily and emotional abuse they endured beneath his steering within the cult,” TMZ reported.

Regardless of this, Clyne has held to her perception that he is harmless of all prices.

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Clyne, with fellow DOS member Michele Hatchette

Clyne has been a long-time member of NXIVM, in addition to the spouse to a different outstanding NXIVM member and the very best rating within the group, Allison Mack. Given this, it is no shock that she is standing behind Raniere or the group.

She does not deny each side that got here from the trial or the HBO documentary The Vow, which chronicled the rise of NXIVM, however she maintains that no precise crime came about.

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“There’s proof that sure issues occurred,” Clyne mentioned. “How they occurred, why they occurred and why sure individuals selected them — that is an entire different dialog.” She additionally refused to confront the accusations that different members of NXIVM had been inspired or compelled to have sexual relationships with Raniere.

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Nicki Clyne and Allison Mack (middle)

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Nicki Clyne did admit to being in a relationship with Keith Raniere herself.

In line with just lately unsealed court docket paperwork, Fox Information reported Clyne admitted to being a “companion” of Raniere for “over a decade,” whereas speaking about Clyne’s involvement with DOS, an acronym for Dominus Obsequious Sororium — or “grasp over slave girls.”

The DOS was a secret “feminine empowerment” sub-group of NXIVM the place members have alleged they had been branded with the initials of Allison Mack and Keith Raniere. 

Members have additionally mentioned the sub-group inspired the ladies to starve themselves, and that it was used as a recruitment to get girls to have sexual relationships with Raniere.

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“… I might have adamantly contested the allegation that DOS was created for Keith to have intercourse companions,” Clyne wrote. “I discover this concept utterly absurd and even offensive – as a girl and a companion of Keith’s for over a decade. I’ve by no means recognized Keith to need intimacy with somebody who doesn’t need it, and it’s a ridiculous notion to suppose that he would have gone to all that bother for intercourse.”

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Keith Raniere

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In 2018, federal prosecutors mentioned Clyne and Mack bought married “on the behest of … Keith Raniere.” It was mentioned that this association was finished to maintain her from being deported and guarantee she might keep within the group.

Clyne has by no means publicly spoke about her marriage. Nevertheless, throughout an interview with CBS Information, she did reveal she hasn’t spoken to Mack “in a 12 months and a half” as a consequence of court docket orders because of her responsible plea (Mack pleaded responsible to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering, and admitted to state legislation extortion and compelled labor). 

“This has been the toughest, most humbling expertise of my life,” Clyne admitted, whereas making it clear she does not remorse her involvement with the group. “I would not commerce my experiences for something,” she mentioned.

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