When NXIVM was exposed as a cult in dealing with sex trafficking in 2017 The New York Times, its top members and their seedy businesses have also been exposed – including Smallville Actress Allison Mack. In HBO's new documentary The vowViewers watch leader Keith Raniere convince people to join in and Mack's influence on attracting women. What years ago was perceived as an empowerment and control organization in your life quickly turned into something much, much darker.
Mack was originally recruited by her for NXIVM Smallville Costar, Kristin Kreuk, in 2006 after The Hollywood Reporter. Kreuk took Mack to an NXIVM meeting in Vancouver, and the group leaders – who knew she was coming – came in to tie her up. And while Kreuk – like other actors who joined NXIVM – didn't stay long in the group, Mack rose to become Raniere's point of contact for recruiting new members. After several reports from other actors who had joined, they came to seek help with their careers or to take control of their hectic lives. They believed Raniere's methods would help, but quickly discovered that something was wrong with the organization. But not Mack.
NXIVM was blown up from afar in 2017 The New York Timeswho reported women complained about being branded and forced to share intimate details and pictures of themselves as security for accession, only to learn from multiple authorities that nothing could be done to stop Raniere . The riot worked, however, and in 2018 Raniere and Mack were both arrested. They were charged with three crimes of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor The Hollywood Reporter. What's worse is that Mack presumably operates the "secret sex cult" within the NXIVM structure called DOS or Dominus Obsequious Sororium or Master Over Slave Women. The Hollywood Reporter wrote at the time. This subcult was also known as The Vow.
Following her arrest, Mack was released on a $ 5 million bond and pleaded not guilty when she first appeared in court. In 2019, however, Mack pleaded guilty. Lute! She said: "I am and will be a better person because of it." Mack has not yet been convicted of these allegations as court hearings have been postponed over COVID-19. E! reported that she faces up to 40 years in prison.
Meanwhile, Mack is facing an additional lawsuit for allegedly recruiting new members for NXIVM and conducting illegal experiments on them. Along with Raniere and other NXIVM officials, she has not yet passed a trial of this case over COVID-19.