Allison Mack spoke with the New York Times before her arrest for sex trafficking and the actress dished precisely on the inner mechanics of NXIVM. Keith Raniere’s partner-in-crime described the circumstances they orchestrated for pulling in possible victims into their abusive tribe.
According to the Times, Allison and others started out in the group as “slaves,” but after climbing up the ranks, Raniere and high-ranking individuals in the organization promote them to “masters,” who in turn, would get their own slaves.
Mack said that she became increasingly unhappy when her television and movie career began to suffer. Her last resort? She spoke with Raniere because she thought he could revive her career.
Mack claims Raniere told her he could “make her a great actress again.” Over time, the Smallville alum grew accustomed to the cult and began to thrive within it.
During a chat with the Times reporter, Vanessa Grigoriadris, Mack said she was the one to come up with the idea of “branding” the sex slaves.
Allison said the purpose of the tattoos was to create a meaningful emblem, something that took a lot of courage, unlike the typical tattoos that men and women get while intoxicated and hanging out with friends on the weekend.
Even worse, Mack claimed women wore breathing masks while getting branded as a means of avoiding the smell of burning flesh, a practice which traumatized many women but made her feel proud.
Currently, Allison Mack is under house arrest at her parent’s house in Los Alamitos, California, on a $5 million bond. She’ll have to go to Brooklyn to have her ankle bracelet removed.
Additionally, around 150 women had joined Raniere’s cult which was led by both Mack and Raniere. The group supposedly used an alleged technique used for “mind-control, “Dominus Obsequious Soroium,” which means, “lord over the obedient female companions.”