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Allison Mack’s wife Nicki Clyne defends NXIVM sex cult

Actress and NXIVM devotee Nicki Clyne – the wife of Smallville star Allison Mack – has defended the sex cult, saying she wouldn’t trade her experiences in it “for anything”.Clyne, 37, who starred in sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, married Mack in 2017.The pair were both members in the cult however haven’t spoken for more than…

Actress and NXIVM devotee Nicki Clyne – the wife of Smallville star Allison Mack – has defended the sex cult, saying she wouldn’t trade her experiences in it “for anything”.

Clyne, 37, who starred in sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, married Mack in 2017.

The pair were both members in the cult however haven’t spoken for more than a year as Mack’s bail conditions prohibit her from associating with anyone linked with NXIVM.

“It’s very unfortunate the way that the word NXIVM has been applied and is now synonymous with the term sexual cult,” Clyne told CBS’ This Morning alongside four other NXIVM members.

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The five supporters recently brought a bizarre petition to Brooklyn federal prosecutors demanding they answer questions about alleged prosecutorial misconduct committed against NXIVM co-founder and convicted sex trafficker, Keith Raniere.

Raniere was convicted on a slew of charges in 2019 for starting a master-slave group called DOS within NXIVM in which, prosecutors said, women were forced to seduce him, go on strict diets and have his initials branded onto their skin.

Mack, who was reportedly Raniere’s main sexual partne r, was in charge of running and recruiting women to DOS.

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Raniere is currently behind bars at a Brooklyn detention centre awaiting an October 27 sentencing.

Clyne, who allegedly quit her job on the set of Battlestar Galactica to dedicate her time to NXIVM, admitted to being a part of DOS but defended the group.

“We’re not denying that certain things took place,” Clyne, who’s never been charged with a crime, told CBS.

“There’s evidence that certain things happened. How they happened, why they happened and why certain people chose them. That’s a whole other conversation.”

The Canadian starlet – who appears in the gripping HBO docuseries The Vow, which is currently streaming new episodes weekly on Foxtel – gave the interview a day before multi-millionaire liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, who bankrolled NXIVM, is set to be sentenced for her role in the group.

Mack has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, including extortion and forced labour.

She admitted that she instructed women in the group “to perform services for me” and that the system was “designed to make them think they could suffer serious harm” if they didn’t perform those tasks, because they had handed over damaging collateral like nude photos.

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Federal prosecutors claimed in 2018 that Mack and Clyne were wed “at the behest of Keith Raniere” but the two haven’t spoken for a year and a half as Mack awaits sentencing.

“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,” Clyne said.

“This has been the hardest, most humbling experience of my life.”

Despite the serious charges against NXIVM, Clyne said she wouldn’t hesitate to continue being part of the group.

“I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything,” she said.

This article originally appeared on the NY Post and was reproduced with permission

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