Nicki Clyne claims she has had a relationship with NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere for over a decade.
The Canadian actress, best known for her appearance on “Battlestar Galactica”, has alleged that she is the “partner” of the disgraced guru in newly unsealed court documents.
In a letter to a federal judge ahead of the 60-year sentence for leading a group of master-slaves within the New York organization, the 37-year-old said it was “absurd” to say that he “had been having partners.” ”
According to the document obtained by Fox News, Clyne wanted to set the record straight after being “harassed by the media and the general public” over “false allegations against me.”
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“I am now at a point where the decision to remain silent is no longer an option – practically and morally – and I sincerely hope that my voice can contribute to a more human consideration of a man whom I deeply cherish”, Clyne wrote.
Raniere was convicted in June 2019 of seven counts, including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking .
Clyne was a former member of the “Self-Help Group” and is married to “Smallville” actress and senior NXIVM member Allison Mack, who also pleaded guilty to racketeering in April 2019.
People magazine previously reported that NXIVM had a master-slave sorority known as DOS, who branded brainwashed “slave” women with Raniere’s initials and forced to have sex with him. Catherine Oxenberg’s daughter, India, told the outlet that she was recruited to join the group by Mack, 38.
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“… I could have categorically disputed the claim that DOS was created for Keith to have sex partners,” Clyne wrote. “I find this idea completely absurd and even offensive – as Keith’s wife and partner for over a decade. I never knew Keith wanted privacy with someone who didn’t, and it’s a ridiculous notion to think he would go out of his way for sex.
“… I will always know that I am a better person to have known him, and that even when I feel like the whole world is against you, it is still possible to live a life of honor, compassion and character, ”she writes.
Prosecutors said testimonies showed that Raniere used women known as “masters” to request nude photos and other embarrassing secrets from “slaves.” The material would be made public if they did not obey orders to sleep with him to keep them online, they claimed.
Prosecutors also claimed that Clyne and Mack were only married “at the request” of Raniere.
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Page Six noted that Clyne had not been charged in connection with the scheme.
However, Clyne argued in her letter that if she had taken the position, she would have “dismantled all government theory on DOS, reframing it from an ominous ‘sex cult’ to a group of women who sought advice from a trustworthy and intelligent person. male, and created a secret sorority for women who implemented somewhat unconventional practices in the pursuit of personal growth and freedom.
Raniere and Mack were arrested in 2018. He is awaiting sentencing, now scheduled for October 27, and faces life imprisonment.
Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges. In 2019, she tearfully told the judge, “I was lost.”
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Mack and Raniere are still awaiting conviction.
Jessica Napoli and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.