Fay Ray: I’ll Tell You Why Nicki Clyne Is in the Lawsuit — DOS, That’s Why

Fay Ray is back with another post. Her last post was Insider: Bronfman’s Money Fueled the NXIVM Machine of Destruction.

This one is about Nicki Clyne.

Why Nicki Clyne is in the Civil Law Suit – Why? I’ll Tell You Why

By Fay Ray

Nicki Clyne is not some low-ranking innocent member of NXIVM brought in by Sarah Edmondson and who left NXIVM with only a 2011 Subaru to show for her time.

She willingly gave up her acting career and broke her contract on Battlestar Galactica to move to Albany to be with her newfound lover, Keith Raniere.

MK10ART depicts a pleasant scene where Nicki Clyne and her master Keith Alan Raniere share a thoughtful moment.

 

DOS First-Line Slaves with their master in the middle.

Five of the eight ‘Front Line’ DOS members were from Mexico. The other three were Clyne, Lauren Salzman, and Allison Mack. The EDNY indicted the latter two. 

Allison Mack

Mack is doing three years in prison. 

Due to her cooperation with the EDNY, with evidence and testimony at the trial of Raniere, denouncing him and changing her life, Salzman ended up getting five years’ probation.

Lauren Salzman with her green sash.

It would have been difficult to bring criminal or civil charges against the five women living in Mexico. 

This leaves Nicki Clyne open to civil charges for her actions in NXIVM/DOS. 

Now, she is attempting to throw a smokescreen up, pretending she was a victim of Sarah Edmondson and Mark Vicente’s enrollment and who makes what when.

How much people made in NXIVM is another story to be told, coming soon.

Nicki Clyne

Clyne could have avoided this lawsuit had she moved back to her homeland, Canada, as the Mexicans did.

She chooses to stay here, most likely to be near the love of her life.

 Unfortunately, this would not be the woman she married, Allison Mack, but the Master for whom she quit her acting career and moved to Albany to be with: Keith Raniere.

Nicki Clyne and Allison Mack on their wedding day in 2017

 

Raniere kisses Nicki Clyne

In the end, Clyne wasn’t even given the position as Head Slave/Master.  Instead, it was Allison Mack he picked at the time.

Keith Raniere with Clare Bronfman

Clare Bronfman is still Raniere’s absolute #1 woman as she has more to offer than Clyne. Suppose it came down to the two of them in the same house. Raniere would choose Bronfman over Clyne in a split second.

Bronfman is doing 6.75 years for her man now.

Nicki with Michele Hatchette.

Nicki Made DOS What It Was

Frank wrote in one of his stories:

In a sense, Nicki virtually created the idea behind DOS. She thought she had found her niche and that she would be his only slave. She helped Raniere flesh out what a master/slave relationship would look like. 

But Raniere wanted more slaves. He saw in Nicki’s model an opportunity to expand or mass produce it. He loved the dog collar and liked the idea of a tattoo or mark on Nicki, and we all know where that led.

Of course, we all know that Raniere would not stop with one slave or one “fuck toy,” but that didn’t stop Clyne from loyally following Raniere. 

To this day, she stands by her man.

After Mack’s arrest, Clyne stepped into Raniere’s top spot regarding all things women, but again, not in all things.

Nicki Clyne is in the Civil Suit for her role in NXIVM.

India Oxenberg and Nicki Clyne.

The Frank Report has written about DOS extensively.

Here are a few points to refresh your memory or for new readers:

I will add my comments on why Nicki Clyne’s behavior has led her into the Civil Lawsuit.

In late 2015, Keith Raniere created DOS, a secret organization led by Raniere.

Aside from Raniere, who gave himself the title “Grandmaster,” all members of DOS were female and were referred to as “slaves” under him.

Raniere’s direct slaves (the “First Line”) were Camila, Daniela Padilla, Loreta Garza, Rosa Laura Junco, Monica Duran, (from Mexico) — and Allison Mack, and Lauren Salzman (from the US).

Nicki Clyne was from Canada but married Allison Mack so she could stay in the US to be with their lover Raniere.

Each “first-line slave” recruited their own “slaves” by approaching other women and, at Raniere’s instruction, falsely described DOS as a secret women’s empowerment group or sorority.

Clyne helped cover up Raniere’s lies to all the women in the civil lawsuit.

Nicki Clyne

Raniere instructed the First Line never to disclose his participation in and leadership of DOS.

Prospective “slaves” were required to provide “collateral” — including damaging confessions about themselves and loved ones (truthful or not), rights to financial assets, and sexually explicit photographs and videos.

These were to prevent them from leaving the group or disclosing its existence to others. They were also never told they would be required to provide more collateral as time went on.

Raniere used the First Line to recruit other women to make a “collateralized vow of obedience” to their masters and him by extension. They then required these “slaves” to perform labor, take nude photographs, and, in some cases, engage in sex acts.

Moira Kim Penza, lead prosecutor of USA v. Raniere.

The lead prosecutor for the Raniere case, Moira Penza, said, “The Government believes that every member of the first line was a co-conspirator. There is no question; there’s no distinction about that… When they joined DOS, they knew that the defendant [Keith Raniere] was their grandmaster, and then they conspired with the defendant to conceal his identity and to recruit new people in to get naked pictures; to get property; and, in some situations, to get women to have sex with the defendant.”

Nicki Clyne was not charged due to what happened within her slave line.

But Clyne knew what was happening in DOS. She kept Raniere’s participation, the branding vs. a tattoo, the continued requirement for collateral, sex with Raniere, etc., hidden from everyone, even after 10 hours a week meetings for years with her Lover and Grand Master.

Lauren Salzman in Court
A courtroom sketch shows Lauren Salzman on the stand. Keith Raniere takes notes in the foreground.

While on the witness stand, Lauren Salzman talks about Keith Raniere’s role in DOS.

Q At the time you were recruited into DOS, were you aware of the defendant’s role as your Master?

A Yes, I was.

Q Was that true of the other …. first line of DOS?

A That they were aware that he was their Master? I believe so. I mean, they were all enrolled before me, so they all had him as their Master before my enrollment. And when Rosa Laura enrolled me, she told me that he would be my Master wherein under normal circumstances because she was doing the enrollment, she would have been [my Master.] She explained that my commitment would be with him.

Q Prior to joining DOS, were you aware of the defendant’s sexual relationships with first-line DOS masters?

A Some of them.

Q Who?

A Nicki [Clyne], Loreta [Garza], and Monica [Duran].

Even Salzman knew that Clyne, Garza, Duran (and many others) were having sexual relationships with Raniere. It was drilled into their minds that it was “normal” behavior for the Cult Leader to behave this way. 

They were setting up other women in DOS to believe this was OK.

And now, with collateral over their heads, it was also OK to be his “fuck toy.”

In a story on the Frank Report on the Raniere trial:

Raniere told First Line “slave” Camila that it would be “good” for her to “own a fuck toy slave” for him that she could “groom and use as a tool to pleasure” him. 

Raniere also instructed Daniella Padilla, Loreta Garza, Rosa Laura Junco, and Camila to find a young virgin “successor” for Raniere.”

As a front-line DOS member, Nicki Clyne has a lot to answer for in the civil case. Being one of the right-hand women of Raniere’s, she has a lot to be held accountable for.

The DOJ might have seen her as low-hanging fruit but not one of the Big Fish to go after with criminal charges. 

It doesn’t let her off the hook in the civil case. She was at the top of the food chain of DOS.

She is still supporting Raniere and DOS and cofounded The Dossier Project.

The eight women of the Dossier Project are Nicki Clyne, Linda Chung, Leah Mottishaw, Danielle Roberts, Michele Hatchette, Sahojo Haertel, Samantha Le Baron, and Angelica Hinojos.

Why would each of them vigorously defend DOS and Raniere? 

Eight DOS women from the website Dossierproject.com.

We have heard a lot about Clyne and Roberts. What about the rest of this group?

Leftovers from NXIVM’s DOS want to set the record “straight” about DOS.

What a joke. These women attempt to justify their behavior and actions through this so-called project. Maybe they will recruit women who want to join a kinky bondage sex cult club. 

Why else would they be promoting DOS and themselves?

“A company and community which help people live more joyful, compassionate and successful lives.”

Where have we heard that bullshit before? It sounds like a NXIVM sales pitch.

After a six-week trial: 

MK10art portrait of Raniere behind bars.

DOS’s Grand Master was sentenced to 120 years.

Keith Raniere is in a cell with his friends. MK10ART.

DOS’ female Headmaster was sentenced to three years.

MK10ART’s painting of Clare Bronfman wearing a jockstrap under the orders of Keith Raniere.

The Finance Minister for 6.75 years.

Instagram banned this painting by MK10ART. It depicts Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman. Reportedly, Raniere once claimed Nancy was Adolf Hitler in a past life.

The President for 3.5 years.

MK10Art’s painting of Lauren Salzman

The Head of Education is on 5-years probation. She testified that DOS was all bad.

Yet these eight women are still trying to say DOS is great.

If it makes them feel better to justify that they belong to DOS, so be it. 

It most likely has Raniere’s name all over the Dossier project to help defend what he did to help protect him for his upcoming defense.

MK10ART

 

MK10ART’s painting of Keith Alan Raniere where he presently resides.

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  • There needn’t be a trial. One look at Raniere and you know these people were abused, coerced, and brainwashed. Everything about him is repulsive and his arrogance is insufferable. There’s no way anyone would sleep with this pig otherwise.

  • Good article with well thought out arguments. Always thought the Mexican ladies and Nicki got off lightly because it would have been a headache and well nigh impossible to get an extradition without the risk of a diplomatic incident – particularly considering the ‘status’ of people like Laura J. The prosecution had enough material to cut off the head of the Hydra without charging them; that does not mean Nicki and all the ‘first lines’ were not equally guilty as the Salzmans, Bronfman and Mack.

  • “Nicki Clyne was not charged due to what happened within her slave line.”
    -What happened within her slave line? Was she nicer to her slaves?

  • I am wondering why did Nicki Clyne move out of the lovely borough of Brooklyn for the hot, humid sticky climate of Florida?

    • Very sly, Shadow, posting an unrelated vid of a black criminal. All criminals aren’t black, you know, and one such criminal who moved from NY to humid Florida after trying to kill democracy is white and orange.

      • I moved from the Chicago area in 2021.
        Why, after over 40 years, did I leave the Chicago area?
        A partial answer follows below.
        Turn up the sound on this video for the full flavor.
        A few months later it was New Year’s Eve.

        J Campbell
        J Campbell
        3 months ago
        I cannot believe you drove around the SE side of Chicago on NYE. And up and down alleys at that. As soon as I saw this I knew where you were cause I live here. Sounded like Vietnam didn’t it? 😂 You are officially the bravest man in America, but I wouldn’t recommend you do this again. Be safe!
        CHICAGO OBLOCK / SOUTH SIDE NEW YEARS GUNFIRE 2022

  • Yes, I agree and am familiar with much of what you say.
    “Nicki Clyne was not charged due to what happened within her slave line.”

    Could you elaborate a little more on this? Is it that the slave line was really very small – she wasn’t the best recruiter? Or was it that she just ran things a little differently from the others? Do you think she may even have covertly cooperated with the Feds?

    I’ve seen some of the DOSsier Project meetings and I just think Nicki looks a little bored to be honest, so maybe there’s hope? I also just think that to expect her to have a sudden epiphany after spending nearly the whole of her adult life there may be unrealistic – the timing of the pandemic, being locked away with the other believers, probably didn’t do her any favours either.

    After all, for her NXIVM/DOS has always been her family, her best friends, and her community; similarly, the whole belief system that has evolved from these same individuals, based on Raniere’s teachings, also binds them together. I’m not sure in the absence of Raniere it could be anything as harmful as what DOS clearly was.

    • John Cavil wrote:

      “After all, for her NXIVM/DOS has always been her family, her best friends, and her community; similarly, the whole belief system that has evolved from these same individuals, based on Raniere’s teachings, also binds them together. I’m not sure in the absence of Raniere it could be anything as harmful as what DOS clearly was.”

      Agreed. So why do you care what she believes, what friends she has, and what groups she belongs to?

      At what point do anticultists allow people to live the lives they want for themselves?

      At what point do anticultists recognize the civil rights of individuals?

      Alanzo

  • Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

    Nicki Clyne……………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / …35 episodes, 2004-2009 :

    • The Ties That Bind (2008) .Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Crossroads: Part 2 (2007) .Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • The Son Also Rises (2007) Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Dirty Hands (2007) … ………Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • A Day in the Life (2007) ……Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • The Woman King (2007) ….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol (credit only)
    • Rapture (2007) …………….. .Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • The Eye of Jupiter (2006) …Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Unfinished Business (2006)Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Torn (2006) … …………………Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Collaborators (2006) ………..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Exodus: Part 2 (2006) … …..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Exodus: Part 1 (2006) … …..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Precipice (2006) … …………..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Occupation (2006) ………….. Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
    • Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2 (2006) ….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1 (2006) ….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • The Captain’s Hand (2006) …………………. Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Epiphanies (2006) … …………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Resurrection Ship: Part 1 (2006) … ……….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Pegasus (2005) ………………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Flight of the Phoenix (2005) ……………….. Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • The Farm (2005) ………………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Resistance (2005) ………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Fragged (2005) …………………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Valley of Darkness (2005) ……………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Scattered (2005) …………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2 (2005) …….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 1 (2005) …….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson (uncredited)
    • Colonial Day (2005) …………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • The Hand of God (2005) ………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Six Degrees of Separation (2004) …………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Litmus (2004) …………………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Bastille Day (2004) ……………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • Water (2004) ………………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
    • 33 (2004) …………………………………………..Cally

      • Re “Are you by any chance the cousin of Sultan of Six, Sultan of 7-Eleven?”
        No, I’m not, but I may be a distant cousin of yours.

        Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

        Nicki Clyne

        Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson / 35 episodes, 2004-2009 :
        • The Ties That Bind (2008)…………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Crossroads: Part 2 (2007)…………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • The Son Also Rises (2007)………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Dirty Hands (2007).….………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • A Day in the Life (2007).…………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • The Woman King (2007).……………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol (credit only)
        • Rapture (2007)……………………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • The Eye of Jupiter (2006)…………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Unfinished Business (2006) ……………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Torn (2006)…….……………………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Collaborators (2006)…………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Exodus: Part 2 (2006)……………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Exodus: Part 1 (2006).………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Precipice (2006).…………………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Occupation (2006).………………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Tyrol
        • Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 2 (2006).……….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Lay Down Your Burdens: Part 1 (2006).……….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • The Captain’s Hand (2006).…………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Epiphanies (2006).…….………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Resurrection Ship: Part 1 (2006).…..…………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Pegasus (2005).………………………..…………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Flight of the Phoenix (2005).…………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • The Farm (2005).……………………..…………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Resistance (2005).………………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Fragged (2005).……………………….…………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Valley of Darkness (2005).………………..……..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Scattered (2005).…………………….……………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2 (2005).………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 1 (2005).………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson (uncredited)
        • Colonial Day (2005).………………………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • The Hand of God (2005).……………..….………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Six Degrees of Separation (2004).……………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Litmus (2004).……………………..………………Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Bastille Day (2004).……………………………….Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • Water (2004).……………………………………..Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson
        • 33 (2004).………………………………………….Cally

  • Yes, I agree and am familiar with much of what you say.

    “Nicki Clyne was not charged due to what happened within her slave line.”

    Could you elaborate a little more on this? Is it that the slave line was really very small – she wasn’t the best recruiter? Or was it that she just ran things a little differently from the others? Do you think she may even have covertly cooperated with the Feds?

    I’ve seen some of the DOSsier Project meetings and I just think Nicki looks a little bored to be honest, so maybe there’s hope? I also just think that to expect her to have a sudden epiphany after spending nearly the whole of her adult life there may be unrealistic – the timing of the pandemic – and being locked away with the other believers – probably didn’t do her any favours either. After all, for her, NXIVM/DOS has always been her family, her best friends, and her community; similarly, the whole belief system that has evolved from these same individuals, based on Raniere’s teachings, also binds them together. I’m not sure in the absence of Raniere it could be anything as harmful as what DOS clearly was.

  • I like Fay Ray’s articles, they’re clear, no-nonsense and to the point. I hope we see more of her writing.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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