Actress Nicki Clyne chose her master Keith Raniere over the tinsel glitter of Hollywood and helped organize and form DOS to ennoble women.

Lawsuit Alleges Actress Nicki Clyne Abused Sex Slave, Making Her Lie About Actor, Nude Photos, and Blackmail Letters to Casting Directors

Nicki Clyne is one of the defendants in Neil Glazer’s federal lawsuit against Nxivm and its leaders.

Glazer represents 80 plaintiffs, 60 women and 20 men.

All but Sarah Edmondson, Mark Vicente and Toni Natalie as not named in the lawsuit and are called Jane Does – 1-58 and John Does -1-19.

The complaint in the lawsuit is the length of a full length book, and loads of civil and criminal activities are alleged against a motley cast of Nxivm villains, fools and stooges.

One of those, who some would call a villain and others a deluded stooge, is the former actress, now vegan bar manager, Nicki Clyne.

As readers know, Clyne left her successful TV acting career to become a full time Nxivm member, became a coach and, in time, achieved the exalted rank of Proctor. She was an orange with one stripe.

Nicki Clyne married Allison Mack in Feb. 2017. The US DOJ said it was a fake marriage, arranged to keep Clyne, a Canadian, in the USA.

Clyne achieved even more spectacular accomplishments when she rose to become one of Keith Alan Raniere’s first line slaves in his master-slave, blackmail and sex trafficking group called DOS.

DOS First-Line Slaves included Nicki Clyne

Clyne was even selected to come to Mexico and be part of a five-woman, one-man group blow job recommitment ceremony, the execution of which was interrupted by the arrest of the man.

In fact, Clyne apparently unwittingly helped lead Mexican federal police to Raniere’s arrest. She chose to exhibit her skill at climbing poles and chose to have a photo of herself atop a pole published on Instagram.

Frank Report identified her location from the Instagram post and published it.

She was in Puerto Vallarta which meant Raniere was likely there also.

Raniere had been in hiding since November. He had fled Monterrey after Frank Report published his address and the FBI came a-calling.

Now, thanks to Clyne, it was known in early 2018 that Raniere was likely in Puerto Vallarta. Within a few weeks of publishing the news, Federal Police arrested Raniere in Puerto Vallarta [Clyne was on hand] and they deported the wonderful Vanguard of Nxivm off to the West Texas Town of El Paso – where FBI agents were waiting to arrest him,

Raniere, sans his group blow job, has been in custody ever since.

But Clyne avoided arrest, at least until now.

She did not avoid being named however in Glazer’s lawsuit – and I thought it would be good clean fun to report on what she is alleged to have done to have wound up in a civil suit.

Here is the complete list of defendants:

KEITH RANIERE;

NANCY SALZMAN;

CLARE BRONFMAN;

SARA BRONFMAN;

LAUREN SALZMAN;

ALLISON MACK;

KATHY RUSSELL;

KAREN UNTERREINER;

DR. BRANDON PORTER;

DR. DANIELLE ROBERTS;

DANIELLA PADILLA BERGERON;

ROSA LAURA JUNCO;

LORETA J. GARZA DAVILA;

MONICA DURAN;

NICKI CLYNE;

NXIVM CORPORATION;

EXECUTIVE SUCCESS PROGRAMS, INC.;

ETHICAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION; and

FIRST PRINCIPLES.

Clyne is included in several allegations where the entire first line of eight women were all involved. The lawsuit refers to it as:

DOS – The Subjugation and Exploitation of Women

Clyne is given credit for being part of the leadership of DOS, which was “secretly headed by Raniere”.

Allison Mack, Lauren Salzman, Rosa Laura Junco, Daniela Padilla Bergeron, Loreta J. Garza Davila, and Monica Duran are named, along with Nicki Clyne, who “held high positions in DOS as ‘First Line Masters.’”

The lawsuit omits reference to one of the first line masters, Camilia. That may be because her sister, Daniela, is one of the Jane Does (In fact, Daniela is Jane Doe #1, who was confined to a room for 700 days).

But we are talking about Nicki Clyne. What else did she do?

Her big crime seems to be what she did to Jane Doe #8.

This is from the lawsuit:

Salzman, Mack, Padilla, Junco, Garza, Duran, and Clyne, First-Line DOS masters, “had … their own ‘pods’ of women ‘slaves,’ some of whom had been coerced into recruiting their own ‘slaves’ as well.  The purpose was to provide a greater labor pool for Raniere and the First Line Masters, as well as to expand his supply of sexual partners.”

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The lawsuit alleges also that the branding ceremony was nothing less than battery. Battery is the criminal offense involving unlawful physical contact, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact.

The lawsuit alleges battery and Clyne was part of that.

Raniere, Salzman, Mack, Junco, Garza, Duran, Padilla and Clyne “aided and abetted and acted in concert with respect to the battery [branding]… by either requesting that it be done or by participating in the outrageous ceremony with knowledge and intent that the Plaintiffs were, unbeknownst to them at the time, going to branded and were branded with Defendant Raniere’s initials.”

Brand of Keith Raniere. The lawsuit alleges it was not consensual but battery.

The specific example of Clyne’s bad behavior was how she treated Jane Doe #8, who is an actress.

The lawsuit alleges Clyne “resides in Brooklyn, New York. Clyne worked directly with Raniere to create and run DOS. Within the DOS structure, Clyne was a First Line Master and Jane Doe 8 was a ‘slave’ in her line. [Clyne] was a member of the Inner Circle.”

Here are the specific allegations as they relate to Clyne and Jane Doe #8:

“Jane Doe 8 was … recruited into DOS by … Clyne….. Clyne told Jane Doe 8 that she needed collateral in the form of nude photographs to tell her about it [DOS].

“Clyne also required Jane Doe 8 to provide her with the email addresses of her colleagues at work as collateral and then revealed that Jane Doe 8 had entered into a ‘master-slave’ relationship.

“Shortly thereafter, Clyne directed Jane Doe 8 to wear a chain as a symbol of slavery and to be branded at an upcoming NXIVM event.

“Jane Doe 8 was also directed to provide additional collateral in the form of letters describing a false sexual attack by an actor. Clyne directed her to sign these letters and place them in envelopes addressed to casting directors.

“At some point, Jane Doe 8 asked Clyne to release her from The Vow, and Clyne refused. Eventually, the shame and humiliation of what she had to do as part of The Vow was more than Jane Doe 8 could bear, and she informed Defendant Clyne that she was repudiating her Vow and requested the return of her collateral, which Clyne refused.

“Paralyzed by the dual fears of release of her collateral and NXIVM’s infamous abusive litigation tactics, Jane Doe 8 left the NXIVM community and kept silent about her experience.

“As a result of Defendants’ scheme, criminal acts, and misrepresentations and omissions, Jane Doe 8 was emotionally and financially harmed.  Also, as part of Defendants’ scheme, Jane Doe 8 performed uncompensated labor, working for many hours without compensation for the benefit of the Defendants.”

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Well, the first thing I’d like to say is Nicki Clyne is creative. That’s a nice touch about having Jane Doe #8, an actress, write up false accusations against an actor and then, to top it off, to send these to casting directors.

Cute, Nicki.

Nicki Clyne knew the world of actors and casting directors.

Of course, Nicki would not return the collateral. She couldn’t. She did not have it anymore. It was in the hands of Bronfman-Raniere.

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Clyne was involved in another dubious episode that was alleged in the lawsuit. The comely slave master helped Raniere – along with Allison Mack and Nancy Salzman – created what could be described as the precursor of DOS.

It was called TEN C

According to the lawsuit, Raniere  – along with Salzman, Mack and Clyne – created “TEN C,” which was “aimed at procuring young women from college sororities for Raniere.

“The young women were promised opportunities to build character through NXIVM curriculum and programs, and to develop a sisterhood or sorority of women in their age group within NXIVM, mentored by Mack, Clyne, and Raniere.”

[Note that Kristin Kreuk is not mentioned.]

“The Defendants also offered these female students jobs working at a t-shirt company, which was owned by Raniere and Clare Bronfman…  Privately, with sexual partners, Raniere referred to himself as “TEN C,” which stood for ‘The Emperor has No Clothes.’

“Ultimately, this effort to procure young women for Raniere failed. Subsequently, Mack and Clyne created and ran DOS with Raniere.”

And they evidently left out Nancy Salzman.

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Still, you gotta love the name, TEN C – The Emperor [Raniere] Wore No Clothes.  I think that was quite literally and not appealingly true.

Photo and Artist’s Representation of a Butt-Ugly Beast Playing the Piano

View With Caution

He played concert level perversion at the age of 57.

And the Emperor wore no clothes, about half the time, if not more.

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Rounding out Miss Clyne’s accomplishments was her role in the Knife of Aristotle.

The lawsuit alleges:

The Knife of Aristotle – Drawing the Curtain Between NXIVM and Reality

The Knife of Aristotle aka the Knife was founded in 2014 as a purported news outlet.  Mack, Rosa Laura Junco and Clyne helped run it along with several others including Jens Gould.

Jens Erik Gould, a writer who sold his services to the Vanguard.

Raniere’s stated purpose for creating The Knife was “the scientific analysis of existing media, including fact-checking, so that subscribers could cut through abundant fake news and get to the truth.”

The  Knife put “Raniere’s spin on everything, and the Knife was just one more way in which Raniere isolated his followers from outside influences. It also enabled him to shield members from bad press about NXIVM because members of the NXIVM community received their news solely from The Knife. To get news from anywhere else meant that one was rebellious and jeopardizing the community,” according to the lawsuit.

A number of the plaintiffs worked at the Knife -Jane Does 3, 6, 13, 21, 41, 43, 51, plus Mark Vicente and John Doe 16.

Here is a screenshot of the Facebook page of the Knife News before it closed down.

As for Clyne, her finances at the Knife were not especially rosy. She was paid $15 per hour.

It is characteristic of Nxivm – or rather Executive Success Programs – that Clyne went from making more than $10,000 per week for her costarring role in Battlestar Galactica to making $15 per hour for Raniere.

 

Photo of Nicki Clyne used for the Knife Media promotions.

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While Clyne remains a die-hard soldier for Raniere, waiting like a good little Nazi for the rise of the Vanguard again, she may be indicted down the road. She is currently being sued. Her crimes were not greater than others, and less than some.

What is it about her that keeps her enrolled in this foolishness? Eighty plaintiffs were once all-in. They saw the light. Her wife, Mack, has seen the light – or so she said in her allocution when she took her plea deal.

Raniere is a fraud, that’s what Mack said. And Lauren too repudiated her Vanguard.

Will it take her indictment for Clyne to switch?

 

 


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  • While Nicky is a bitch and a monster (she was in the inner circle for a huge time), I remind you that many accusations made by Mr. Glazer are far to be trustworthy…they’re allegations at best and until trial and PHYSICAL proof, it’s just air…

    TEN C appears out of nowhere and pretends to be about gathering Young girl and include people proved to be not involved before being coerced themselves in 2015…
    He also ignores many FACTS and still pretends that Allison ran DOS while in federal court, it’s proven as false…

    These points are actually just defamation at best…you don’t talk about an unproved, unexisting organization, talk about crime not committed (but supposedly planned) and implicate people who are known not to be the leader as the leader…

    There is also the Knife of Aristotle which, once again, tries to imply people not involved in…
    The federal court made clear the implication of whom and he decided (Glazer) to ignore the federal investigation and make, once again, absurd allegations…

    To be clear, Glazer doesn’t care if he wins or loses…he just cares about the publicity it will bring him (it already started with his interviews)…
    But in court, you need to bring PROOFS not just allegation made by people who supposedly know nothing but are able to talk about things they didn’t have access to…When you have most plaintiffs talking about how they ignored Raniere’s implication, all of a sudden, give you detailed info about what was happening behind the curtain, there is a problem…

    A reminder to all the plaintiffs: making a false accusation and maintening it in trial is just a perjury…stick with what you are sure of (and is a FACT) instead of trying to play the Sherlock.

    • “To be clear, Glazer doesn’t care if he wins or loses…he just cares about the publicity it will bring him”

      WRONG!
      Glazer gets a percentage of the damages.
      For Glazer to get paid, he must win damages.
      He and his team of lawyers get a percentage of the damages.
      The damages come from the guilty defendants.
      Glazer wants to win.

    • The level of PROOFS [sic] required in civil court is a much lower bar than the criminal convictions that have already been handed down. All it takes is 50.0000001% of the evidence to win in civil court, which will be a piece of cake now that many of these people are already convicted.

  • “The lawsuit alleges also that the branding ceremony was nothing less than battery. Battery is the criminal offense involving unlawful physical contact, distinct from assault which is the act of creating apprehension of such contact.
    The lawsuit alleges battery and Clyne was part of that.”

    “Raniere, Salzman, Mack, Junco, Garza, Duran, Padilla and Clyne “aided and abetted and acted in concert with respect to the battery [branding]… by either requesting that it be done or by participating in the outrageous ceremony with knowledge and intent that the Plaintiffs were, unbeknownst to them at the time, going to branded and were branded with Defendant Raniere’s initials.” Frank Parlato

    The branding of the plaintiffs was an act of extreme physical violence against these female plaintiffs.
    I took the trouble to look up how hot cauterizing pens can get.
    On the Wal Mart website, it sells such pens for legitimate medical procedures.
    Wal Mart claims that temperatures of the pens can reach 2300 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Cautery High Temp Surgical Pen
    Bovie Medical Corp
    Reaches 220 to 2300 degree F in milli-sec *

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cautery-High-Temp-Surgical-Pen/747939837

    No pain killers were administered.
    Any consent was negated by fraud on the part of the NXIVM defendants.

  • Nicki Clyne might be having her wires crossed, but she has a sense of humor, from what her comments here show. To me, having a sense of humor could be Nicki’s inborn ticket out of this pig farm, Raniere World. She has an edge to her and isn’t one of those many Raniere spinsters of misery, moroseness, mournful-faced scowling. The ugly scarf crew.

    Nicki Clyne actually seems to find DOS and Nxivm, as blatantly revolting as it is, to be a gas gas gas. Humor is a form of detachment. You have got to be a witness to have the insight to see and then to express the absurdities. Maybe Nicki is psycho instead of miserable, though. She might be an eccentric, however, and not psycho at all. Who knows? I’d like her to eject herself as totally as possible, from all of her personal connections to Raniere and to whatever remains of this now to her. Get out! Get your guts together while you still have this much of a chance left.

    Nicki Clyne either has or has not a survival instinct. Which is it? This lawsuit represents an emergency, and if she still has a rational thought in her head, this is the time to get on her pony and ride, to keep her own counsel and skedaddle out of Brooklyn, unless there’s some unforeseen border problem looming in the background. Marital-status? A terrible cult made me marry Allison Mack. Take a long, long ride west and contemplate the best logistics to use to stay free.

    So I hope that Nicki wakes up immediately, sets her foot hard on the gas and drives herself up and across Canada. Fake it so you can make it a softer landing, Nicki Clyne. Walk out on the crap. If she’s been served, maybe she can still make it into Canada. Maybe she has family who will help her. She’s not dead yet, but she has been living among many who were like various versions of the walking dead.

    Anybody who is still into the Raniere shit who has any wherewithal whatsoever left, needs to get out now. Now is almost too late. The ramifications to come from further association aren’t worth it. Five are facing prison time now, and add to that the latest big lawsuit. Some lives have been ruined or even ended already. Not to mention, all you’ve gotten is bubblegum superglued to limpdick Raniere lingam towers of extremely stinking shit.

    Goddamn it, I want to see Nicki Clyne break her spell. If she can do that and prove it to herself, she’ll be able to handle the oncoming consequences for her actions better. She can set it straight with herself. If she does that it will show in her words and in her actions. Giving up one’s freedom never set anyone free. She does not have to represent herself as helpless like Lauren Salzman, unless that’s how Nicki really is, too. I hope that she doesn’t see herself so pathetically.

    If she has to be a freak, she can find a better way to be freaky, a way without criminality, lying and ugly harmfulness. There have got to be other ways to have fun and to entertain oneself and others. Hire out as a frigging dominatrix if that’s where the thrill is. Have an affair with a nerd. Nobody cares, if no harm is being done. It would be so good to see one of these defendants walk out on his or her own terms and cut all of the ties. Just say “fuck it.” Truth and/or consequences, whatever it takes.

    The thing that I’d like to see here the most is for some of the “possessed ones” to break out. Get out. Come back to life. No more monsters. That could be a little success at last from out of the swamp.

  • Finally! The real, Nazi Nancy Salzman comes sleazing through!

    The Emporer Wears No Clothes, eh? Mockery of Keith Raniere or the U.S. criminal Justice system she’s getting away with, too.

  • Nickvi is clearly off her rocker, but I don’t that it will be of any help in court.

    It’s entirely the wrong kind of madness.

  • Nicki will have to sell a lot of Mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) at the Brooklyn bar to pay off this lawsuit.

    In this lawsuit ALL PLAINTIFFS ARE SUING ALL DEFENDANTS.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Nicki Clyne.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Allison Mack.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Lauren Salzman.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Nancy Salzman.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Sara Bronfman.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Clare Bronfman.
    That means eighty plaintiffs are suing Keith Raniere.

    NOW YOU KNOW HOW POWERFUL THE RICO LAW IS.
    RICO means Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization.

    Nicki Clyne is responsible for what all her co-defendants did.
    Allison Mack is responsible for what all her co-defendants did.
    Lauren Salzman is responsible for what all her co-defendants did.
    Nancy Salzman is responsible for what all her co-defendants did.
    Sara Bronfman is responsible for what all her co-defendants did.
    Clare Bronfman is responsible for what all her co-defendants did.
    Keith Raniere is responsible for what all his co-defendants did.

    • How are they ever going to get the defendants to agree on anything? Like if Lauren really wants to be done, like she said in the trial, how is she going to be treated differently? I don’t understand how multiple defendants would work in this situation.

      • Ice-nine:
        That is a problem for the defendants to work out among themselves.
        The plaintiffs have already hired Neil Glazer and a team of eight lawyers to go after the NXIVM reprobates and scoundrels.

        All I know is that the complaint filed by Glazer repeatedly states that All plaintiffs are suing all defendants under a number of counts.
        If you go to the complaint and scroll down all the way to page 163 of 189 pages here is what the complaint reads under Count III:

        CLAIMS UNDER 18 U.S.C. § 1595
        COUNT III
        THE 18 U.S.C. § 1595 VENTURE, INCLUDING:
        (A) SEX TRAFFICKING—18 U.S.C. § 1591, CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE 18 U.S.C. §
        1591, and 18 U.S.C. § 1593A, BENEFITTING FROM SEX TRAFFICKING (against all
        Defendants on behalf of Plaintiffs Jane Does 1 thru 13, Jane Does 15 thru 21, Jane Doe 23, Jane Does 25 through 34, Jane Does 36 and 39, Jane Does 41 through 45, Jane Does 47 and 48, Jane Does 50 to 56,Jane Does 58 through 60.

        (NOTE THE WORDS “AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS– Shadow State)

        (B) FORCED LABOR—18 U.S.C. § 1589, CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE 18 U.S.C. § 1589,
        and 18 U.S.C. § 1593A, BENEFITTING FROM FORCED LABOR
        (against all Defendants on behalf of all Plaintiffs);

        (AGAIN NOTE THE WORDS “AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS ON BEHALF OF ALL PLAINTIFFS” Shadow State)

        (C) HUMAN TRAFFICKING—18 U.S.C. § 1590, CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE 18
        U.S.C. § 1590, and 18 U.S.C. § 1593A, BENEFITTING FROM FORCED LABOR
        (against all Defendants on behalf of all Plaintiffs);

        (AGAIN NOTE THE WORDS “AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS ON BEHALF OF ALL PLAINTIFFS” Shadow State)

        (D) PEONAGE —18 U.S.C. § 1581, CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE 18 U.S.C. §
        1581, and 18 U.S.C. § 1593A, BENEFITTING FROM PEONAGE
        (against all Defendants on behalf of all Plaintiffs);

        (AGAIN NOTE THE WORDS “AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS ON BEHALF OF ALL PLAINTIFFS” Shadow State)

        To paraphrase the late President Bush, “These defendants are in Deep Doo Doo.”

        • How would Clare, for example, stop Lauren from admitting guilt. Once Lauren does that, for example, then wouldn’t they all be guilty? If it went to trial and the defendants were split, wouldn’t they be testifying against each other?

          I hope someone that understands class action lawsuits can comment…

      • Scott Johnson
        February 5, 2020 at 5:29 pm
        Why didn’t you list all of the defendants?

        Scott:
        The article above lists many of the defendants.
        Just scroll up to read the names.
        Or did you break your index finger while pleasuring yourself?

        • Captain Obvious/Oblivious, I know the article lists all of the defendants, that’s why I asked YOU why you didn’t list all of them, even though you stated that you listed all of them, but you didn’t. In fact, some of the defendants you left out have very deep pockets, a critical factor in a civil lawsuit. But it’s good to see you remain consistently unable to answer simple questions.

          By the way, all of my fingers are fine and I can scroll with any of them, including my thumbs. Too bad that you can’t claim that your brain is not broken. LOL

  • Wonder if she polished a doorknob for Weinstein to get the Battlestar part?. And why is it that she as a first-line slave could have short hair?

  • Happy early birthday, Nicki! I hope Glazer’s process server videotapes service on all these Defendants and we get to see it.

      • Clare & Sara probably did, but likely thought their money would shelter them. For the rest though, I agree, there seems to be strong disconnect from reality.

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