News NXIVM

Guest View: Allison Mack needs to be locked up for a long time and then register as a sex offender

By AnonyMaker

A writer has said that Allison Mack did not receive any payment for her alleged sex trafficking of women through DOS, therefore it is not sex trafficking. Yet Allison may have received payments, such as gifts, attendance at NXIVM inner circle events – supported by Bronfmans – like the trip to Necker Island and the VIP quarters during Vanguard Week, or even possibly being on Bronfman’s or NXIVM’s payroll.

Although it’s not entirely clear how much of her own money she paid to NXIVM or used to support herself after she quit working as an actress.

If assets built up from when she was working were in a very tightly constructed retirement fund, as was the case with OJ Simpson, she might have little access to it, and may not have had much income, which would go towards explaining why she still put in appearances at fan cons, and is now back living with her parents.

And as I’ve noted before, the way Mack readily took to the role of abuser, and to the concept that age (specifically youth) is irrelevant when it comes to sex, suggests a typical pattern of people who themselves were abused as children, and who go on to participate in abuse, including of children, as adults.

That might provide some grounds for compassion, but it doesn’t exonerate her – and it also suggests that she does need to be put away for a long time, to protect society, and registered for life as a sex offender.

Keith Raniere himself may well have been subject to at least emotional (covert) incest, growing up in what has been described as a co-dependent relationship with his alcoholic mother, having to try to take care of her after his parents’ divorce.  Many sources say that, in that long run, it’s virtually as bad as physical incest. At the extreme of apologis m, he could even be portrayed as a victim of sorts as well – but I certainly wouldn’t buy that.

About the author

Frank Parlato

5 Comments

Click here to post a comment

Leave a Reply to AnonyMaker Cancel reply

  • Regardless of how they got there, the crimes committed should result in long prison sentences to both punish/deter others as well as protect society from these monsters.

  • Any plea deal will result in prison time for Ms. Mack and the public admission by Ms. Mack that she is less than perfect.
    And for the rest of her life Allison Mack will be labelled a sexual offender.

    For a text book narcissist like Allison Mack the shame involved in making these admissions will be a difficult burden to bear.

    • I agree, as I noted in a comment yesterday. I think Mack has been slow to make a plea deal, and her attorneys thought they might need 30 days more, because she’s having trouble owning up to what she did, and facing the consequences.

      It will be interesting to see what happens with the severing of charges. It could make plea deals in the original case seem less attractive, but it also might make it easier for Mack to plead to remaining charges in the case, and then wait to see what happens with the sex-related charges. I think Russell is likely to come back from being with family, and plead guilty and be done with it, not currently being implicated in the sex aspect of the case; I expect Raniere and Bronfman to fight on, Raniere being unable to ever admit and preferring to be a martyr, and Bronfman believing that she can ultimately buy or spend her way out.

  • I wrote this up as a reply on another topic, though I don’t mind seeing it used like this.

    For thoroughness, the one thing I’d add that I’ve previously mentioned elsewhere, is that Allison Mack’s reported collateral of a confession to sexually abusing her nephews, may be evidence that there was in fact sexual abuse in her family of origin; and if she was a perpetrator, then she’d probably been a victim herself.

    Again, I don’t see this as exonerating her, or others guilty of similar things in NXIVM, including Lauren Salzman who grew up knowing virtually nothing else, because as adults they were responsible for looking around, realizing that what they were doing was wrong, ceasing their misbehavior and getting psychological help if necessary. Plus it’s a damning indictment of NXIVM’s claims to have made people better, and to “integrate them,” that Mack and Raniere and others at the top, were still stuck in living out obvious childhood psychological patterns and dysfunctions. Maybe we could call it the Pedophile Peter Pan sex cult?

    And on a note related to being stuck in adolescent sexuality: how did Raniere actually get away with imposing his incorrigible and pathological fixation with teenage girls, or women who looked like teenage girls, on a whole organization full of socially mainstream women supposedly focused on personal growth and empowerment, in the 21st century and the age of “me too”? I understand classic high control group or cult dynamics by which individuals slowly get sucked into doing, tolerating and believing strange things, and how pedophilic and sexually retrograde groups like the FLDS have perpetuated themselves for generations. But it’s really quite bizarre, particularly in this day and age, that he got away with essentially implementing the philosophy that women have to be size 0 and look like cover girls for Seventeen magazine, and engage in anorexia and fat-shaming, in order to be on the path to wholeness and spirituality. Didn’t they look around and think hey, what about our sisters who naturally have large chests and waists? I suppose it does kind of make sense that some came from Hollywood, where such norms of female appearance are still largely in place; and I start to wonder now if it didn’t also tap into a dark side of yoga culture, which many of the women seem to have been involved in; there have, for instance, been a number of infamous cases where yoga gurus (men, of course) turned out to be sexual abusers.

    Oh, and given that that Mack seems to be one of those eternal girls, the unusual women who appear to be about 20 until well after they’re 30, it’s no wonder that she made the perfect consort for Raniere.

%d bloggers like this: