Woman who’s still in Twin Flames ‘cult’ speaks out following disturbing Netflix documentary
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A woman who featured in the new Netflix documentary Escaping Twin Flames and is still a part of the community has released a statement to say she is ‘happy’ and ‘nurturing [her] relationship’ with her husband and Twin Flame.
The three-part series centres on Twin Flames Universe, a controversial online community set up by Jeff and Shaleia Ayan, that promises to help its members find true love. You can check out a trailer here:
According to Netflix: “Escaping Twin Flames reveals the nightmarish stories of manipulation and coercion within the organisation, including exclusive access to former members who recount how they were encouraged to stalk the supposed objects of their affection and manipulate their gender identities. The series also documents the efforts of family members to rescue their loved ones from Twin Flames.”
One of the people featured in the series, Stephanie Zimmermann, has now responded after the documentary landed on Netflix.
In a statement shared online, she wrote: “It has come to my attention that I was featured in a recent Netflix docudrama. My mother and sister were also featured.
"Needless to say - with the film’s portrayal of events, and my own personal life story being re-imagined for entertainment purposes on a global streaming platform - it has been a surreal experience and rather hurtful period of time for me.
“As those who have known me over the years may recognise, I have been incredibly reserved in sharing information about my family and ask that everyone respect our privacy at this time.
“My family has known I’ve been happy and nurturing my relationship with my husband and Twin Flame. They know I am continuing my involvement with Twin Flames Universe after years of personal work to become the confident, grounded, passionate, and powerful woman I am today.
“My request for privacy is aligned to the boundaries I’ve carefully established for my well-being, and the unrelated attacks against the TFU community since then, have proven time and time again that my choice was correct and that I deeply needed these boundaries. I wish everyone peace, joy, success, and love in all endeavours.”
The Twin Flames Universe has also released a statement in the wake of the allegations made in the series.
A spokesperson told UNILAD: "Those who enter our community and become students are treated with love, acceptance, and support.
"This will never change, and we continue to love those who have moved on and wish only the best for those who ultimately decide to follow their journey elsewhere."
The spokesperson said Twin Flames is staffed by a 'multidisciplinary team of experts', all of who have 'dedicated [themselves] wholly to ethical conduct and the welfare of our community'.
"We’d like to emphasise that our educational content and methodologies are tailored to provide a unique path for both personal and spiritual development and fulfilment," the organisation continued.
"We recognise our methods may not align with everyone’s unique beliefs or needs, and we honour the freedom of individuals to explore other options they feel best elevate their spiritual well-being. We are devoted to ongoing refinement and welcome meaningful conversations with all interested parties."