Actress' letter of support for NXIVM cult leader facing life behind bars unsealed

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Actress Nicki Clyne has offered up a letter of support for NXIVM DOS sex-cult leader Keith Raniere, revealing she dated him for a decade.

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The Battlestar Galactica star’s note to the Brooklyn federal court judge overseeing Raniere’s upcoming sentencing has been unsealed and in it she argues the man she dated is not the guy facing life behind bars for creating a cult so he could be surrounded by sex slaves.

“I find this idea completely absurd and even offensive – as a woman and a partner of Keith’s for over a decade,” Clyne wrote. “I have never known Keith to want intimacy with someone who doesn’t want it, and it’s a ridiculous notion to think he would have gone to all that trouble for sex.”

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Clyne’s letter was one of dozens written by former students and supporters ahead of his sentencing for sex-trafficking and other charges next week.

The actress was previously identified by federal prosecutors as having been a part of Raniere’s “inner circle” at DOS, alongside former Smallville star Allison Mack, who is also facing sentencing after pleading guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges.

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Mack has confessed she instructed women “to perform services”, adding the system was designed to make them think “they could suffer serious harm” if they didn’t perform those tasks.

During Raniere’s trial, prosecutors claimed DOS (Dominus Obsequious Sororium) slaves were branded with his initials and forced to have sex with him.

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Clyne, who was not charged in the scheme, insists she would have liked to have set the record straight in court.

“My testimony would have countered much of what the prosecution’s witnesses alleged and dismantled the Government’s entire theory about DOS, reframing it from a sinister ‘sex cult’, to a group of women who sought guidance from a trusted and intelligent man, and created a secret sorority for women that implemented some somewhat unconventional practices in the pursuit of growth and personal freedom,” she wrote.

The actress also opened up about Mack, who prosecutors claim wed Clyne in 2018, revealing she hasn’t spoken to her for 18 months: “Part of the conditions of her bail is that she can’t speak to anyone who is affiliated in any way with the case or NXIVM.”

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