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"I haven't been able to speak to her for a year and half," Clyne told “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday. "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. This has been the hardest, most humbling experience of my life."
Over the weekend, Clyne and nine other NXIVM members dropped off a petition at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn, which alludes to alleged prosecutorial misconduct in Raniere's case. Clyne and four other NXIVM members confirmed on “CBS This Morning” that they feel that Raniere was wrongfully convicted on racketeering, sex trafficking, and other charges in 2019.
He is expected to be sentenced in late October, and faces a possible life sentence. Neil Glazer, a lawyer who represents NXIVM victims in an ongoing civil suit, called the petition “absurd" and "a publicity stunt" orchestrated by Raniere.
Clyne was a member of DOS, the secret society within the controversial multi-level marketing group and alleged cult. In DOS (an acronym for a Latin phrase which means “Master Over Slave Women"), women were branded and were forced to fork over collateral in order to serve Raniere and other high ranking slaves-turned-masters.
Former “Smallville” star Mack married Clyne, a “Battlestar Galactica” actress, in 2017. Some theorized it was a sham marriage so that Clyne, who is Canadian, could stay in the group, ArtVoice and Fox News reported in 2018.
Mack pleaded guilty last year to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering charges and herself faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. The conditions Clyne is referencing began when Mack was released on $5 million bond in 2018. She is currently living on her parents’ property in California where she's monitored by an electronic tracking anklet as she awaits sentencing.
Clyne has not faced charges in regards to her connection to NXIVM.
When asked if she could go back and change her involvement with the group, Clyne told “CBS This Morning,” “I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything."
She also dodged questions about the branding ceremony.
"We're not denying that certain things took place," she said. "There is evidence that certain things happened. How they happened, why they happened and how certain people chose them—that's a whole other conversation."
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