Ronald Held wrote:
I believe the JJverse was close to the Prime one but separate before Nero and Spock entered it.
What you or I believe is irrelevant. We have no proprietary or creative control of Star Trek. The pre-Nero scenes in ST09 are set in the "Prime Universe", therefore everything we see in those scenes are part of it. You don't have to like it, but that's just the way it is.