“Keith made me really feel treasured 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 put in writing advertising and marketing supplies for Nationwide Well being Community after which for Government Success Applications.
Then “Keith defined that it would assist me if I might 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 might by no means be bodily concerned with one other man.” He, nonetheless, stated he was nonetheless concerned with different girls.
“I discovered it fascinating that these lovely, good girls knew about one another and did not appear upset to share Keith,” Christine continued. “I assumed they have been all extraordinary girls. 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 cherished, they could not publicly have fun their love with a marriage, they could not be with some other man, they usually needed to sacrifice a standard 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 Occasions-Union—and Keith known as him “a suppressive parasite who was benefiting from me, who was drawn to my gentle and needed to destroy me whereas benefiting from my life work. Keith needed me to know 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 in the end 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 might make my household my precedence once I was so desperately in want of their thought-reform program. I felt an intense quantity of strain to go. However ultimately, I didn’t go. I didn’t be part of NXIVM, and I didn’t turn into a part of Keith Raniere’s internal circle.”