They alleged that upon joining, the women were forced to have sex with Mr Raniere, branded with his initials and made to eat low-calorie diets to satisfy the leader’s alleged preference for thin women.
They claimed that the women were also made to give nude photographs, other personal information or rights to assets as collateral that could be used to threaten them with at a later date.
They alleged Mack gained a range of benefits - including financial ones for recruiting other individuals to the group.
Mack, best known for the superhero TV series “Smallville,” was arrested Friday for her involvement in the organization NXIVM. Her indictment follows that of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, who was arrested in Mexico last month and has been chargedwith sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
The 35-year-old appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court earlier this month following her arrestfor sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor. According to the court docs, Mack “aggressively recruited DOS slaves, who were attractive young women.”
Mack had women “provide them with naked photographs, assets, criminal confessions and other damaging information, known as collateral,” according to the docs. “Mack would perform ceremonies in which her slaves were branded … [She] would place her hands on the slaves’ chests and told them to ‘feel the pain’ and to ‘think of their master,’ as slaves cried in pain.”
Stars at Court
Barbara Bouchey, who dated alleged cult leader Keith Raniere for almost a decade, opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about her experience with Mack in NXIVM.
“My guess is Alison was unaware of the inner workings and operations in their corruption, fraud in the legal cases, tax fraud etc because I was totally unaware of it in the nine years I was involved — and I am even a financial expert,” Bouchey, who left NXIVM around 2010, told Us. “Keith is very skilled at concealing, compartmentalizing, telling secrets, and not allowing people to know the big picture. Therefore, Allison may have only know the good aspects of the program. Then [she] became intimately involved with Keith believing that was a good thing.”