Allison Mack reveals it was her idea to brand women as 'slaves' in NXIVM Cult
Allison revealed that she made the decision of joining the cult because she grew frustrated with her acting career.
In an interview with New York Times, Allison Mack admits that it was her idea of branding woman who joined the NXIVM cult. The interview was taken before Allison's arrest and disclosed some of the statements by cult's leader, Keith Raniere as well.
New York Times Magazine reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis, who visited Allison at her Brooklyn apartment remembers the actress telling her that she thought it would be best to settle on the idea of branding than having a tattoo. "Y’all, a tattoo? People get drunk and tattooed on their ankle "BFF," or a tramp stamp. I have two tattoos and they mean nothing," Allison said in the interview. She was referring to the brand such as 'slaves' that were given to people and often time had the letters KR which represented the initials of their sex cult leader.
During the interview, Allison revealed that she made the decision of joining the cult because she grew frustrated with her acting career. Allison was arrested in the month of April and was asked to wear an ankle monitor during flights to ensure she does not attempt to flee.
She was accused of trafficking woman and recruiting them in order to have sex with Keith in the guise of improving themselves. Prosecutors allege that Allison often starved the woman because Keith had a preference for thin women. At the same time, the prosecutors also alleged that these women were taken by Keith to a shed while being blindfolded. Upon arriving they were reportedly tied to the table where another person would perform oral sex on them, according to Daily Mail. However, these allegations have been denied by Keith and he says that every sexual interaction was consensual.
After appearing for a hearing at Brooklyn Federal Court on April 23, Allison was granted bail of $5 million after she agreed to cut ties from Raniere. She was also charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy in a New York federal court.
One of the reasons that Allison has been granted bail is to get information against NXIVM founder Keith Raniere. In court, Allison's mother, Melinda Mack, was present to put up her home in Los Alamitos, Calif. as collateral for the bail. Along with this, property and a bank account owned by Allison Mack were also listed.