Allison Mack is a Jew. Enough said.
A star of the popular Superman TV prequel Smallville has been charged with heinous crimes related to sex trafficking.
Allison Mack is reported to have been involved with supplying slaves to 57-year-old Keith Raniere, the leader of an American self-help ‘sex cult’ organisation called NXIVM.
The actress is now set to stand trial, accused of being a key player in a diabolical ‘secret sisterhood’ called D.O.S., involving exploitation, blackmail and the branding of Raniere’s name on victims’ skin.
Here is what we know about Allison Mack and the story of her involvement with NXIVM…
Allison Mack is a 35-year-old American actress best-known for her role as Clark Kent’s trusted friend Chloe Sullivan in Smallville.
She played the role between 2001 and 2011, and she also appeared in the movies Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves and Camp Nowhere, among others.
The actress was born in West Germany because her opera singer father was performing there. She has a brother named Shannon and a sister named Robyn.
A child actor who first appeared in ads aged four and did modelling too, Allison got her first big role in The Nightmare Room, a TV series based on R.L. Stine stories.
For over a year, Mack has been linked to the ‘multi-level marketing organisation’ NXIVM, which claims to promote personal development in its members.
‘Clients’ of the company include Richard Branson and Smallville actress Kristen Kreuk, who is thought to have introduced Mack to it all.
It’s been a controversial group for a long time, and not because of its pyramid power structure and mandatory non-disclosure agreements signed by all who leave.
It wasn’t until the autumn of 2017 that the New York-based company was linked to sex abuse and trafficking. In October, The New York Times published an article detailing women’s experiences being branded with Raniere’s initials while under the supervision of senior executive Nancy Salzman.
On Friday April 20 she was arrested by the FBI on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labour conspiracy.
Mack appeared in a Brooklyn court on Friday. Another hearing has been scheduled for Monday.
Last month, Raniere was arrested and charged with sex trafficking and forced labour, and he is alleged to have blackmailed women who joined into becoming sex slaves and branded their skin with his initials.
Mack and Raniere deny the charges against them.
If convicted, they face between 15 years and life in prison.
Prosecutors say Raniere is accustomed to having a ‘rotating group of 15 to 20 women with whom he maintains sexual relationships’.
Mack is thought to have lured in many of his victims through an internal programme called The Source, which targeted actors to become his ‘slaves’.
Among the accusations leveled against Mack are that she forced ‘slaves’ to take compromising pictures of themselves and forced the women to have sex with Raniere.
Authorities say Mack acted as one of these sex slaves herself. Frank Parlato, NXIVM’s ex-publicist and a whistleblower, has said he believes Allison Mack may be mentally ill, and that Raniere ‘was everything in NXIVM. Everything had to be approved by Raniere. All of the women deferred to him.’
NXIVM has released a statement saying it’s determined to prove the ‘innocence and true character’ of its leader, adding: ‘We strongly believe the justice system will prevail in bringing the truth to light.’
Court documents claim Raniere has a ‘decades-long’ history of abusing women, including underage girls. Mack is thought to have been the second-in-command to Raniere in this sisterhood that claimed to be about female empowerment, known as D.O.S.
Radar Online offers the specific wording in the indictment:
The “Sex Trafficking Conspiracy” count listed in the documents obtained by Radar detailed Mack’s involvement with Raniere, stating they “together with others, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to: (1) recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, advertise, maintain, patronize and solicit persons, in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce; and (2) benefit, financially and by receiving a thing of value, from participation in a venture which was to have engaged in such acts, knowing that means of force, threats of force fraud and coercion, and a combination of such means, would be used to cause such persons to engage in one or more commercial sex acts.”
United States Attorney Donoghue told Radar that Mack “recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Raniere.
“The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit. This Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting predators who victimize others through sex trafficking and forced labor.”
Allison looks a little like Laura Loomer:
Stories like this one make me glad I gave up TV. I really prefer not to have degenerate perverts like Mack coming into my home.