“Keith made me really feel valuable to him,” Christine Marie, who was a divorced mom of 4 when she first met Raniere in 1998, told the Albany Times-Union in 2012. “He touched me gently on the facet of the face and informed me that I used to be such an harmless, pure soul that I did not even belong on this planet.”
Christine stated he employed her to write down advertising supplies for Nationwide Well being Community after which for Govt Success Applications.
Then “Keith defined that it’d assist me if I’d be bodily with him,” Marie informed the paper. After they slept collectively, she stated, Raniere “sat me down and informed me I used to be now a part of his internal circle and dedicated for all times and I may by no means be bodily concerned with one other man.” He, nonetheless, stated he was nonetheless concerned with different ladies.
“I discovered it fascinating that these stunning, sensible ladies knew about one another and did not appear upset to share Keith,” Christine continued. “I assumed they had been all extraordinary ladies. Nonetheless, it appeared like secret polygamy to me, and I bear in mind feeling sorry for them, too. As I understood it, they needed to share the person they liked, they could not publicly have fun their love with a marriage, they could not be with another man, they usually needed to sacrifice a traditional household life for what they believed was a better trigger.”
She stated that Raniere helped extricate her from a poisonous relationship with one other man in 2000—a Utah cult chief, in accordance with the Instances-Union—and Keith known as him “a suppressive parasite who was making the most of me, who was drawn to my mild and wished to destroy me whereas benefiting from my life work. Keith wished me to grasp that I used to be being exploited by a cult chief who was nothing greater than a con artist. He made quite a lot of sense.”
Christine stated that, largely due to her youngsters, she finally found out that she should not go from the clutches of 1 guru kind to a different, although “Nancy Salzman couldn’t fathom why I’d make my household my precedence once I was so desperately in want of their thought-reform program. I felt an intense quantity of stress to go. However in the long run, I didn’t go. I didn’t be a part of NXIVM, and I didn’t turn out to be a part of Keith Raniere’s internal circle.”