Allison Mack’s involvement with the organisation Nxivm, an alleged sex cult, has been well documented in recent weeks, a new report extensively covering the scandal – which has led to the Smallville actor’s arrest – released by The Hollywood Reporter adding further details.
According to the publication, in 2006 a 23-year-old Mack attended a weekend seminar put on by Jness, the female empowerment arm of Nxivm. The group’s leader, Keith Raniere (who has also recently been arrested), assigned a high-ranking member to latch onto the actor, eventually convincing Mack to meet with Raniere and join the group.
Mack was, according to one person close to the situation, quickly became the “Tom Cruise of Nxivm” - the Mission Impossible actor being a prolific Scientologist. She soon became the leader of the group’s DOS arm, which stands for Dominus Obsequious Sororium (the Latin for Master Over Slave Women) and allegedly recruited “slaves”.
Upon joining Nxivm, women were allegedly forced to have sex with Raniere, branded with the leader’s initials, and made to eat low-calorie diets to satisfy a preference for thin women.
Women who have since come forward with allegations against Raniere claim they were made to give the organisation nude photographs and other personal information as collateral that could be used to threaten them with at a later date. They alleged Mack gained a range of benefits for recruiting individuals, including financial ones.
One of the first people to expose DOS after doing PR for Nxivm, Frank Parlato, said Mack never had “the ability to be an excellent body servant or valet... But she had the ability to bring women to Raniere’s bed. She procured some startling beauties.“
A former flatmate spoke to the publication about whether they believed Marck was a victim herself, saying: “I don’t think she was thinking she was actually trafficking girls. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve punishment, but I think she had drunk enough Kool-Aid to really believe that these girls were going to save the world with [Raniere’s] super-sperm.”
Following the high-profile arrests of Mack and Raniere, the group are apparently in disarray. Nxvim previously released a statement saying: “In response to the allegations against our founder, Keith Raniere, we are currently working with the authorities to demonstrate his innocence and true character. We strongly believe the justice system will prevail in bringing the truth to light.“
It said it was “saddened” by reports, adding: “It is during the times of greatest adversity that integrity, humanity and compassion are hardest, and needed most.”
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The group, which claims to be “working to build a better world” claims it is “a community guided by humanitarian principles that seek to empower people and answer important questions about what it means to be human”.
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