NXIVM alum Nicki Clyne would love to speak with jailed exes Keith Raniere and Allison Mack — however “sadly” shouldn’t be allowed to, the “Battlestar Galactica” actress tells Page Six in an unique new interview.
“I’ve no communication with Allison or Keith,” she claims when requested about present relationships together with her ex-wife and the NXIVM co-founder, who’re each behind bars for crimes associated to their involvement within the controversial — and now dismantled — group.
“I ended having the ability to talk with Allison when she determined to cooperate with the federal government, which is over three years in the past now,” Clyne continues.
The “Smallville” star, 40 — who was married to Clyne, 39, from February 2017 till December 2020 — was sentenced to a few years in jail in June 2021 after pleading responsible to fees she manipulated girls into turning into intercourse slaves for NXIVM’s chief, Raniere, 62.
Mack is at present incarcerated at a Dublin, Calif., facility.
Both Mack and Clyne had been a part of DOS (an acronym for a Latin phrase that roughly interprets to “grasp over obedient feminine companions”), a coalition that Clyne asserts was “separate” from NXIVM. The firm was established in 1998 as a multi-level advertising firm that centered on self-help curriculums.
“There was plenty of crossover within the individuals who had been concerned [in DOS] and in a number of the philosophy and practices,” Clyne notes. “But that was Keith’s non-public intercourse life and, from my viewpoint, each lady was there as a result of she needed to be.”
Clyne believes Mack solely cooperated with authorities after Raniere was charged with possession of kid pornography, which the previous considers the “linchpin” that led to a succession of plea offers amongst ex-acolytes.
“The authorities introduced this inflammatory cost, most likely the worst cost that anybody might be charged throughout the felony justice system,” she says.
“If one of many girls had gone to the police,…
“And as a result of the choose wouldn’t sever their trials and make them separate trials, they couldn’t go to trial with Keith and hope to win. It simply wouldn’t occur.”
Clyne, who by no means confronted fees amid the mounting controversy surrounding NXIVM, holds no unwell will towards Mack for making a plea deal.
When requested what she wish to inform Mack as we speak, if given the chance to speak, Clyne says, “I’d simply need Allison to know that I like her and I assist her.”
She continues, “And I do know that she’s needed to make some very robust choices and that each one I need to be is a supply of positivity and assist in her life.”
Clyne tells Page Six that she maintained communication with Raniere after he was locked up — till “the jail made up some bogus cause why I wasn’t allowed to talk to him” greater than a 12 months in the past.
“I’ve been concerned for 2 years now, since I’ve realized the circumstances of jail and what persons are going by means of — notably throughout COVID — it was very, very unhealthy,” she explains. “And I began speaking with individuals in jail and I nonetheless do.”
Aware of Clyne’s advocacy, Raniere put her in contact with a fellow inmate who had “hardly anybody to speak to” on the skin and was enthusiastic about exploring his Jewish heritage.
“There was somebody in his unit that had no household and needed to seek out out his maternal ancestry to know whether or not he ought to apply Judaism and he thought, ‘Maybe Nicki can assist you out,’ and he requested me and I mentioned sure,” she recollects.
“So I used to be in contact with one other inmate in his unit and I assume at some point the man was about to name me and he advised Keith and Keith mentioned, ‘OK, ship my love.’ So over the cellphone, he mentioned, ‘Keith sends his love.’”
Such a transit put a jail official on edge, Clyne says, and he or she quickly discovered herself unable to talk with Raniere.
“The jail used that remark to say that Keith was making an attempt to subvert correct jail protocol to speak with me — which is not sensible as a result of I used to be in contact with him over the cellphone, throughout visits,” she factors out. “He had no cause to do this, however that’s what they used as the rationale.”
Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in jail following his 2019 conviction on fees of federal intercourse trafficking, racketeering and possession of kid pornography. He was additionally fined $1.75 million.
Raniere has all the time denied all the fees towards him — and claims that the FBI planted little one pornography on his arduous drive.
Raniere’s authorized staff accused the FBI of tampering with the photographic proof to suit the “authorities’s narrative” and “safe convictions for the racketeering acts of possessing little one pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor” — in accordance with a movement for attraction filed this 12 months by legal professional Joseph Tully and obtained by the Post.
Clyne believes the jail’s option to bar additional Raniere from additional communication together with her was punishment for bringing ahead the FBI tampering allegations.
“I feel that was extra tied to retaliating towards him for bringing ahead the FBI tampering points and the opposite methods he’s preventing his case in court docket and pondering that possibly the extra they punish him and the extra they make him really feel remoted and never having assist, that he may surrender,” she surmises.
In an opinion filed Friday, a three-judge panel from the Manhattan-based Second Circuit Court of Appeals wrote they had been unmoved by Raniere’s movement for attraction.
“Raniere has failed to steer us that there’s inadequate proof to maintain his convictions,” the opinion acknowledged.
Raniere is serving time at a jail close to Tucson, Ariz., the place he was allegedly attacked by a fellow inmate and intercourse offender.
He was within the eating corridor at 6:50 a.m. July 26 “when he was assaulted by inmate Maurice Withers with a closed fist on Mr. Raniere’s head and face,” his attorneys wrote within the September swimsuit towards the Justice Department and the Bureau of Prisons.
Clyne has turn into more and more involved for Raniere’s security in jail.
“I very a lot worry for Keith’s security. I feel that we’ve seen in all through historical past, the place unpopular inmates have been attacked or killed,” she tells Page Six. “And with the fees that Keith has, that actually places him in danger on its face.”
With that mentioned, Clyne yearns to examine in on Raniere. “I’d simply need to ask him how he’s and the way he feels,” she shares.
NXIVM, DOS and the eventual imprisonment of Raniere, Mack and others have been closely lined throughout two seasons of HBO Max’s “The Vow” docuseries.
Clyne participated in Season 2, which not too long ago completed airing, and says the second installment of the challenge continued to perpetuate a “very particular narrative” she “fully [disagrees]” with.
“It is completely inaccurate so far as my story is worried and I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say I remorse collaborating, however I’d say that it’s actually unlucky that they missed the chance to supply what they supplied once I mentioned sure to filming with them for the second season — which is a extra nuanced, advanced, human perspective the place I’d get to really inform my story,” she claims.
“They’ve taken issues that I’ve mentioned fully out of context, with out giving any background of who I’m, why I’ve made the alternatives I’ve, what I noticed and all of the proof I supplied to them to point out why I’ve the viewpoint that I do.”
Clyne contends that she is “not a sufferer” and that her participation in NXIVM and DOS was rooted in empowerment.
“I actually assume the entire narrative is sexist and infantilizing,” she says. “I’ve gotten plenty of criticism from individuals pondering I don’t care about girls or I’m towards girls. And it’s precisely the alternative. I would like girls to really feel empowered, to really feel like inflicting brokers in their very own lives.”
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