Raniere, who has not spoken publicly since his arrest for more than two years, also said he plans to make a statement on his upcoming sentence, 27 October. He was convicted last year on charges of sexual trafficking, labor intrigue and intimidation.
“Yes, I’m innocent,” he told Dateline. “And although it is, it is a terrible tragedy in which many people, many people are hurting, I think its main emphasis has been harassment but actually a different issue, which is difficult for me to express. One here There is terrible injustice. And whether you think I am a devil or not, the justice process will have to be investigated. ”
Raniere also accused federal prosecutors of misconduct and tampering with alleged evidence. He is currently facing life in prison as a judge considers statements containing the effects of more than 100 victims.
The interview was conducted by “The Waugh” contestant Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM spokesman who broke the story about the group and revealed Ranierre’s trust on his personal website. Parlato himself, along with business partner Chitra Selvaraj, faced charges of wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering and corrupt interference with the administration of the IRS. According to the Niagara Gazette, their trial has been postponed until next June.