Galactica: Second actress named as ‘cult member’
A SECOND Hollywood actress has been named as an alleged member of the sinister cult that blackmails and brands women.
The Sun reports that Battlestar Galactica's Nicki Clyne is a member of the secretive NXIVM slave cult, also known as DOS - and has been branded with leader Keith Raniere's initials.
It comes as a trove of explicit pictures and videos of cult members - apparently used to blackmail members and prevent them from ever leaving has been shown to The Sun.
The shocking images - which are called "collateral" by those in DOS - include pornographic videos, close up shots of genitalia and sinister "confession videos" from members.
Sci-fi star Clyne is believed to be one of those who handed over damaging material as "collateral" in a bid to prove her loyalty to DOS - which stands for "dominus obsequious sororium" - Latin for "master over the slave women".
The actress is friends with Smallville star Allison Mack, who was revealed as a key recruiter for DOS - a secret sorority at the heart of so-called self help group NXIVM .
The mother of one young woman still trapped in the cult, who asked not to be named, said that the actresses had been "used" by cult leader Raniere to lure other women into the group.
She said that the actresses had a responsibility now to leave the cult and publicly denounce it to stop more women becoming brainwashed.
Former members who left the group have told how they had to respond to text messages from their masters 24/7 otherwise they were beaten with paddles.
They also had to give blackmail-worthy "collateral" - which they understood would be published if they ever left the group.
The "collateral" seen by The Sun, shows different women posing in full frontal nude shots, masturbation videos and close up shots of their genitalia.
Other women have handed over sinister "secret confessions" about their families or personal life.
One screenshot of a text message between a "master" and a "slave" described how members must give over enough collateral that could potentially destroy every aspect of their lives from their personal relationships to careers and finance.
There was also a collection of photos of different women's pubic areas which had been branded with the initials KR and AM - believed to be Keith Raniere and Allison Mack.
Each member of the group was required to provide a monthly photo of her brand along with new "collateral" each month.
Former members have previously told how the brands are made with a hot iron over an excruciatingly painful 30 minutes - with no anaesthesia.
The Sun is not publishing any of the leaked material to keep the identities of the women hidden.
There is no suggestion that Clyne was complicit in any abusive activities towards other members.
The woman who leaked the "collateral" said: "I want people to realise how brainwashed these women are to do this - this needs to stop."
Actress Clyne, who starred in Battlestar Galactica between 2003 to 2008, is also believed to have her own "slave pod" of women she has recruited into the organisation, according to the group's former publicist Frank Parlato.
Pictures and videos of Clyne show her doing presentations at NXIVM-related events about Raniere - known to cult members as "Vanguard".
Raniere has previously been accused brainwashing women into having sex with him puts them on 600-800 calorie a day diets.
Parlato, who was the first to make claims about the cult's allegedly sordid activities on his website The Frank Report, said: "Keith Raniere is the one behind DOS and he recruits these actresses for two reasons.
"One he likes to be surrounded by young attractive women - but number two he also uses their celebrity and star power to recruit other young women.
"When potential members see all the bad publicity about this group - he says to them 'It's all lies, why would these successful actresses be a member if it was true?'
"It's very powerful - even now they don't want to leave.
"Nicki Clyne has been a member since at least 2007 when I worked there - I remember seeing her.
"I've been told she was branded by sources who were there while it happened.
"All DOS members are required to give over collateral of naked pictures, financial information taped confessions - they're supposed to give new collateral every month - it's shocking.
"It's time for these women to wake up and get help."
Members are awarded ranks in the form of coloured sashes which are earned by how well somebody understand Raniere's teaching and how many other people you recruit to the group.
Clyne and Mack have the higher-ranked "orange sash one stripe", according to sources.
Both Clyne, Mack, Keith Raniere and NXIVM have not responded to repeated requests for comment.
NXIVM previously issued a statement after The New York Times first published allegations against them in which they claimed the story was a "criminal product of criminal minds".
This article originally appeared in The Sun