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Nicki Clyne Weathers Storm of 9 People Quitting – Remains General Manager of Izzy Rose – Under Fake Name

Nicki Clyne remains as general manager of the Brooklyn vegan bar and restaurant, Izzy Rose – despite nine of her employees quitting when they learned who she really is.

As previously reported, Clyne uses the alias Nicki Leigh or Nicki Lee to hide the fact that she is the well known leader of the sex-slaver cult DOS and is branded by the mark of her master, Keith Alan Raniere, on her pubic region.

Raniere is lodged in the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center having been convicted of sex trafficking, forced labor and racketeering. He will be sentenced in January.

The owner of Izzy Rose – Michelle Barton – knows Clyne’s identity and chose to keep her as GM despite the fact that most of her employees quit rather than work for the leader of DOS – a cult that brands and holds blackmail worthy material on its members to ensure obedience.

After employees found out about Clyne – reportedly learning it from a woman who works at Barton’s other vegan restaurant, Clementine’s –  the entire kitchen staff, the entire serving staff and the majority of bartenders at Izzy Rose quit.

Four stayed, not including Clyne. Barton and Clyne hired new people and the bar remains open with Clyne as GM.

It is not known if all current employees of Izzy Rose know the identity of their manager, Nicki “Lee”.

Some of the employees do and, as a condition of employment, have been asked to keep her identity secret from the public.

Whether she is paid under the name Clyne or Lee is unknown. Izzy Rose pays employees on Fridays with ADP payroll services. Clyne hands out checks but has never been seen getting her own check.

One of Clyne’s top slaves, Michele Hatchette, works at a nearby restaurant and frequents Izzy Rose – often bringing Clyne flowers and meeting with young women at the bar.

Hatchette has told employees at Izzy Rose that some years ago she joined a super wonderful organization. She had planned to only take a short retreat but wound up staying seven and a half years.

Clyne and Hatchette recently moved out of their apartment they shared with DOS slave Samantha LeBaron and Marc Elliot who were to be married. It is believed LeBaron got permission to marry from Nxivm leader Clare Bronfman. Elliot got permission to marry from Raniere himself.

Clyne and Hatchette rented a place in the Bedford Stuyvesant area, which is now the official headquarters of DOS.

A source with knowledge of their new housing location told Frank Report that Clyne put down a deposit on another apartment and the landlord found out who the tenants were and rejected them.

The last place Clyne rented in Clifton Park was the subject of a civil forfeiture action by the US Department of Justice due to Clyne and her legal spouse, Allison Mack’s alleged sex trafficking practices there.

At Izzy Rose, Clyne uses the bar as a recruiting center, meeting attractive, slender young women for an hour or two at a stretch.

As manager, Clyne is faced with challenges. The bar reportedly is not making money.

Customers have complained that on busy nights the food wait can be up to an hour and a half – which reportedly cost Izzy Rose some repeat business. Clyne had recently cut kitchen staff and hours to a bare minimum.

“She had absolutely nothing to do with the kitchen or the bar like she didn’t know anything. She was really a bad manager,” said one of the nine who quit. She wanted everyone to work faster for less money and less hours.”

Prior to her starting work at Izzy Rose, Clyne worked at Clementine Bakery – which is also owned by Michelle Barton. It is not known if Barton is a member of DOS or Nxivm.

Clyne may have brought some of her skills from Nxvm to Izzy Rose.  A number of workers complained about being shorted on their wages and tips.  Several complained they did not get paid overtime.  One waitress noticed she was getting shorted on pooled tips, which Clyne imposed – rather than each waitress getting her own tips.  Clyne distributes the pooled tips.

Other former employees claim Clyne and Barton are now utilizing under-the-table payments to reduce overhead.

“There were a lot of under the table employment situations and checks were consistently short,” said one former worker.  “With all of the overtime they never paid, I was shorted about $1,000.”

Clyne, justifying withholding overtime payments, blamed workers for not getting work done within the 40 hour work week.

Supporters of Clyne at Izzy Rose say the mass exodus of employees could have been prevented.

“People learned who Nicki was and started telling other people. Soon, everyone was very freaked out and kind of afraid,” said one employee.

Others had mixed reviews.

“She’s always very, very nice to your face,” said one former worker. “But she would send emails or texts that were negative. She promoted someone to head server at one point and then after she had been working for two weeks at this higher level, redesigning tables, fixing the POS system, all these sorts of things, Nicki downgraded her back to normal server status claiming that she hadn’t done anything which wasn’t true.”

Nicki reportedly told an employee who was sick, “You know, it’s just really disappointing that everyone else has had to pick up your work.”

A former employee said, “Nicki treated the women working at Izzy Rose very, very poorly, but she would kiss the ass of all the men.  She was always like really emotionally manipulative to me. Then when I found out about who she really is – I began to feel she had been trying to gaslight me. She’s just was like very false, like very fake.”

At Izzy Rose, Clyne told others that the legal troubles Raniere and Mack faced were caused by Sarah Edmondson – who she calls “a disgruntled member who made up a lot of lies.”

During the trial of Raniere in June, Clyne was seen on a number of occasions to be distressed but no one knew the reason.

On a number of occasions Clyne “went dark” meaning she would not be available by phone or text.

At one point, she told employees that she was going on a retreat and could not be reached. On other occasions, she said she would be unavailable for certain periods of time.

Clyne was described as consistently having dark circles under her eyes. She would exhibit periods of being really tired – and then all of a sudden have huge spurts of energy. She would eat very sparsely when she had food at all and remains an extremely slender woman.

Izzy Rose is located at 214 Greene Avenue in  Brooklyn, NY 11238.

It is described as a “Hip haunt with an all-vegan menu of Mexican plates & sweet treats plus cocktails & craft beer.”


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Frank Parlato

Frank Report’s founder and lead writer Frank Parlato is one of the internet’s most decorated investigative journalists. His writing and investigations have helped expose major criminal organizations and scandals.

Frank’s work has been cited in major publications all over the world, including The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CNN, Rolling Stone, and more.

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  • Luv how moronic these self-proclaimed ethicists are. How they promote veganism as morally superior to meat eating while their fake leader was getting his minion women and others he fucked into getting abortions.

  • If this is all correct, then it raises real questions as to why Michelle Barton would continue to employ Clyne. Many small businesses are surprisingly dysfunctional, but the restaurant business is such a highly competitive one that usually there’s not too much room for gross inefficiency and mismanagement.

    Sometimes restaurants do get run at a loss for various reasons, from mundane ones such as being the hobby projects of wealthy people (often the wife of someone wealthy), to being used as tax dodges or even for money laundering. Any of a variety of things could be going on, and there’s really no way to tell without more conclusive information.

    • I agree with you AnonyMaker. Why would a business owner be willing to watch experienced staff walk out the door and keep the person responsible for the exodus? I could see it if Nicki were some amazing manager or if she was drawing people to the bar but she isn’t. There must be another reason.

    • I believe the restaurant owner is being financed by Bronfman or Salinas money.
      No tax dodge or money laundering operation is big enough to justify the gross inefficiencies of having an unqualified manager.

  • Whatever Nicki and Co are recruiting for now won’t be called NXIVM or ESP. It might be worth keeping an eye on adverts in the local papers for groups called ‘Girls Gone Feral’ or other such nonsense. They will be recruiting intensively because recruitment is always priority #1.

  • Does anyone know if Flowers has called Michelle Barton yet to protest her use of of the name ‘Rose’ in her bar’s name Izzy Rose? I would imagine this name will result in more ‘abuse’ and misogynistic comments being directed at Ms Flowers.

    • Barton is not fooling any of us. No way it’s a coincidence that he would choose a “flower” to be in the name of his establishment. Clearly, this is more discreet abuse that’s being directed at poor Flowers. Hang in there, Flowers. I have your back.

      • Shadowstate,

        Barton has the right to name her bar after her daughter.

        The right to name your restaurant after your first child is guaranteed by the laws of Shadowstate’s planet.

        Shadowstate travels between the earth and his planet every day on the 238 bus at 7:30 am on Chicago’s west side.

        Thank you for sharing Shadowstate!


  • “The last place Clyne rented in Clifton Park was the subject of a civil forfeiture action by the US Department of Justice due to Clyne and her legal spouse, Allison Mack’s alleged sex trafficking practices there.”
    You are an idiot…If true, the place would be accessible again as the sex trafficking charge are dropped…you understand what mean dropping a charge?
    If it’s gone from her accusation, it become nothing more than a defamation.

    The DOJ considered that the charge was not solid enough and could be removed from the accusation to obtain a plea deal.They always aim at the weakest charge.

    BTW, yesterday message show you that even a victim start to see the light about what was Allison role but you know better then them?

    The reason it was seized was not the sex trafficking…

    The whole story here is based on rumor and possible lies…

    You might be destroying the reputation of this restaurant based on this!? you are pathetic!

    Find a REAL PROOF and maybe people will take you seriously.

    In the mean time, you are just an idiot who is so out of stories that he make up everything he can…

    Don’t be surprised if you receive a nice letter from a lawyer…it’s not like it would be your first time defaming without proof.

    Nicky is a bitch but here you are accusing without proof someone just because the name sound close enough.

    Let’s punish all the nicky, nicole and nick of the world !

    In short, pics (real, not photoshopped (you suck at it anyway so it’s gonna be easy to debunk if you fake it)) or it didn’t happened.

    • The sex trafficking charge may have been one the prosecution was willing to bargain away, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Mack wasn’t guilty of it, or wouldn’t likely have been convicted of it had the case gone to trial.

  • In early October, before October 7, I asked Nicki if Sara Bronfman was providing money to help keep NXIVM afloat.
    Nicki told me in no uncertain terms to “Mind My Own Business.”

    In light of this job where Nicki can devote time to NXIVM business, the question takes on new significance.
    “Is Sara Bronfman providing financial assistance to Brooklyn restaurants to keep Nicki employed.
    I had this conversation with Yolanda Cortez aka Nicki Clyne: (Yolanda’s gravitar code was abfnt1)

    Yolanda Cortez
    October 5, 2019 at 4:26 pm
    Sara is one of the most beautiful women in the world inside and outside.

    October 5, 2019 at 5:33 pm
    So Yolanda, aka Nicki, is Sara helping fund NXIVM until the storm passes?

    Will Sara front Nicki’ some dough to help buy the NXIVM tech from under the Salzmans or will Nicki use some Mexican money for that?

    When Allison finally gets out of the clink will Sara help provide Ally with a do nothing job in the new NXIVM?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Pea Onyu
    October 6, 2019 at 1:54 am
    That’s none of your business Shadow. Stay out of things that don’t concern you

    • Shadowstate,

      Do you keep a “log book” of conversations you have had with Pea Onyu; Including the dates and times as well as subject/subtext?

      Kinda of like a quasi-diary?

    • I’m interested to know what codes other people’s avatars generate. Shadow it’s quite something that you firmly believe you’re communicating with Nicki.

      • My code is my screen name.
        And my avatar is always the rectangle with blue figures outlining it.

        As for Nicki Clyne, one of the first times she committed as “Pea Onyu” she virtually announced that she was Nicki Clyne.
        “DOS diet creates angular look, like Nicki Clyne ”

        October 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm
        “She successfully removed the impediment and achieved the desired state of being a brainless moron.”


        “These women are clearly suffering from some form of Stockholm Syndrome.”

        “Pea Onyu
        October 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm
        Nicki is still one hot sexy woman. Your comments Van Douche are unwarranted and unwelcome please apologize.”
        As a sort of journalist with the Knife Media, Nicki Clyne is not shy about expressing her personal opinions even if she uses numerous pseudonyms to conceal her identity.

        And like a typical NXIVM member, Nicki is well trained in gaslighting.

        • I’m sorry Shadow, I didn’t express myself clearly. I’m talking about the aft… thing you mention that Pea and the gang have in common. I’m wondering if everyone has a different identifier but that group all share one in common?

  • Lets see, Vanguards in prison, the top eshelon is awaiting sentencing, Nxivm is almost non existent and yet you just keep trying to ruin lives.
    It’s starting to dawn on me that maybe Vanguard was only half the problem

    • I called Izzy Rose every week for 5 weeks abd asked for Nicki Leigh. They always said “she’s not here” but the 5th time denied any Nicki Leigh or Nicki Clyne worked there.

    • She became a US resident under false pretenses. So why should we care. There are children locked in cages on the border who can’t come in. Why should we care about an unrepentent follower of a convicted pedophile sex trafficker?

      • “There are children locked in cages on the border who can’t come in. ”

        Since when do foreign nationals have the right to demand entry into the United States?
        Where in the US Constitution does it say that foreign nationals have the right to demand entry into the country?

        And you should note that even Obama kept foreign children out of the country when they did not have permission to enter.
        That is the right of ALL SOVERE0IGN NATIONS to keep illegal aliens out.

        “Yes, Obama separated families at the border, too”

        “President Barack Obama separated parents from their children at the border.

        “Obama prosecuted mothers for coming to the United States illegally. He fast tracked deportations. And yes, he housed unaccompanied children in tent cities.”

    • Anonymous—
      Yes indeed you are right Vanguard is in prison.

      Should Nicki Clyne under an alias be allowed to freely recruit unsuspecting women or men into the Nxivm MLM?

      In addition to changing her name Nickie Clyne and Clare Bronfman, may have all ready changed the name of Nxivm.
      Nicki and Clare are intelligent enough to change the name of Nxivm to a new name. Please remember Nxivm is not the original name of the organization. Nxivm used to be known as Executive Success. The name was only changed to Nxivm when Executive Success received to much negative press.

  • Geewhiz dipshits!!!!

    The Answer to why Nicki Clyne is ensconced in Michelle Barton’s restaurant. Could it be Michelle Barton can not fire Niki Clyne?

    Did it cross anyone’s mind Michele Barton’s restaurants & bar are ailing and failing; And she maybe now has a silent partner by the name of Nicki Clyne financed by Sara Bronfman?

    If your business is failing and leveraged to the hilt, and your life as is going down the drain you will blow donkeys or sell your soul to the devil.

    Parlato you couldn’t find my uncle Harry Ballsagna if he was in your face. :). 💩

    • I’ve already raised that possibility but my comment is in moderation.

      October 31, 2019 at 1:40 pm
      Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      Submitted for your consideration:

      Consider this possibility.
      Bronfman or Salinas money is covertly financing restaurants in Brooklyn.
      Clare and Sara’s nephew, Ben Bronfman, used to live in Brooklyn.

      • Shadowstate1958 or is it DetectiveColumbo1971?
        Sure thing! I believe you. I know you is on top of the sh*t. You’re like Peter Falk in Columbo, but you ain’t acting. Do wear a trench coat like Columbo all the time or just in public parks?

        • “You seriously keep copies of your comment submittals, Mr. Shadow, just so you can claim being first to make a point?” Scott Johnson

          No, when I make a comment it goes into moderation but on my computer I can still see the comment I submitted.
          There’s no ‘magic’ or extra work involved.

        • Scott Johnson,

          You have been on roll making me laugh my ass off!!!


          You know Shadowstate just wanted to steal Uncle Bangkok’s thunder.
          Shadowstate has no honor.


          Shadowstate made it up !!!

  • Cults never shut down. They go under cover, change their name, and get smaller. Recruitment is always the top priority. That’s what Nickvi is busy with. I doubt that she uses the word NXIVM to anyone she’s trying to snare. She’ll be talking about ‘female empowerment’, which is something she knows nothing about.

    • Submitted for your consideration:

      Consider this possibility.
      Bronfman or Salinas money is covertly financing restaurants in Brooklyn.
      Clare and Sara’s nephew, Ben Bronfman, used to live in Brooklyn.

  • Great follow up. Have you tried to reach out to Nicki directly? I’d be curious to see if she’d respond/wants to defend herself. I believe her email @ Izzy Rose was posted here: https://tinyurl.com/y3toyhzp

    If NXIVM was so great that she is still recruiting, one would think Nicki would have no issues defending herself. She seems smart and articulate. I would think she would be able to explain her position, and that may help shed some light on why she chose to not only remain in but to actively recruit.

    • I’m not Nicki Clyde. I have given my true name and occupation. I am a physician with a practice in Omaha and Wichita. I am a medical doctor who also has a degree in dentistry. I am also a PhD in clinical
      Psychology and am a Doctor of Divinity in the Episcopal Church. You can easily look me up. As I hope Toni will one day soon.

      • “Gastone Porter”

        My good Doctor Porter, aka Nicki:
        There is a new invention called Google.
        Through this marvelous invention I typed in the name of Gastone Porter.

        Doctors happen to be businessmen who advertise their practices with phone numbers and offices.
        Websites give patient reviews of Doctors.
        No where have I found a Doctor Gastone Porter of Wichita and Omaha.

        So you are a Doctor of Dentistry and Psychiatry and now of Divinity.
        What a crowded life!
        Which Universities did you attend and graduate from?
        Have you written any academic papers that I can access?
        A few years ago I had a female Doctor who listed both her academic and work records and had written or contributed to some sixty academic papers.

  • Good story. Keep the heat on. Don’t write any more about Toni Natalie (the princess ). If it wasn’t for her DOS would never have been outed. She is the one who stooped Keith and Allison. She will soon stop Nicki. My angel.

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