Shadow: Allison Mack may be easy to manipulate but that does not absolve her of her many crimes

By Shadow State 1958 The sorry truth is that Allison Mack lied by telling women that they were joining a female empowerment group but instead delivered those women into female sexual slavery.  And Allison Mack knew damned well what she was doing when she lied to those women. She practiced fraud against these women. She betrayed […]

By Shadow State 1958

The sorry truth is that Allison Mack lied by telling women that they were joining a female empowerment group but instead delivered those women into female sexual slavery.  And Allison Mack knew damned well what she was doing when she lied to those women.

She practiced fraud against these women. She betrayed these women.

In Dante’s Inferno, the deepest pit in hell is reserved for those who engage in betrayal.  It’s no accident that the brand burned into Sarah Edmondson’s flesh contains the initials K-R-A-M.

Sarah is marked as the property of Keith Raniere and ALLISON MACK.

Let’s go through some misconceptions:

1. Allison never branded anyone

For that matter, neither did Keith Raniere literally brand anyone.  In a conspiracy case, one need not be present for all of the crimes.  Mack was in charge of the DOS sex slave operations on behalf of Raniere.
Both are guilty.

Mack admitted to the New York Times Magazine that she conceived the idea of branding.

And the women did not consent to the branding.  Consent given as the result of fraud and lies is NULL AND VOID.

Was Allison ever paid specifically for anything relating to sex? Was she paid for anything in DOS at all?

Allison Mack’s payment was that she rose up higher in the NXIVM hierarchy.  For her work in NXIVM, DOS became more powerful within the cult.  That alone is enough to say that Allison Mack materially benefited from the sex slavery.  Material benefit does not require a cash payment. The law is designed to cover any type of benefit.

Moreover, there is reason to believe that Allison Mack had sexual relations with her slaves. The slave interviewed by Frank Parlato said as much.  As their master, Allison Mack had the benefit of being able to demand sex with her slaves.  That is a material benefit for Allison Mack.

3. “I could even picture Allison pressuring others to have sex with him, believing it to be for their benefit.”

Allison Mack was more than a wing-man or wing-woman.  A wing-man says, “My friend Keith over there would like to meet you. He’s an interesting guy.”

Allison Mack acted as a pimp, compelling women to engage in sex with either Keith or herself.

Allison used fraud, coercion and blackmail to compel women to engage in sex. That is not a wing-man.
That is a pimp.  Allison Mack is a pimp.

Moreover, Allison collected blackmail information to take away women’s freedom of choice.  If the women refused Allison Mack’s orders or left the cult, that blackmail could be released to the women’s detriment.  The mere collection of blackmail information is in itself a crime.

Wing-men don’t collect blackmail.  Allison Mack is a blackmailer and extortionist.

4. DOS members were aware of what they were participating in.

Irrelevant.  One can be a victim of a crime without knowing it.  You can be a victim of computer hacking and never know it.

5. “So far, what I’ve gotten is that she bullied one or two people (adults) into sex.”

Allison Mack herself put the number of women in DOS at closer to 150.  One woman would be too many. Perhaps you do not see a sex trafficking operation in NXIVM-DOS but the FBI sure as hell did.

6. If branding itself was the crime, Dr. Danielle Roberts, who did the actual branding, would have been charged.

In my opinion, Dr. Roberts should be charged.  But the fact that she has not does not absolve Allison Mack of her crimes.

7. “It just pisses me off that the DOJ charged Allison so much more harshly than anyone else in DOS.”

Ringleaders always get charged more.

8. “Allison probably got bullied into sex as well.”

Read Catherine Oxenberg’s book “Captive” where she describes a social event at NXIVM where Allison Mack is “Queen of the Ball” getting first dibs on Keith Raniere before all of the women get a French kiss from the Vanguard. Watch the horrible video where Allison Mack almost breaks out in tears for the honor of talking to Raniere.  Or the birthday video where Allison Mack is crying real tears of her infinite devotion to Raniere. Allison Mack is a True Believer.

8. “Her desire was to help people overcome fears.”

Read Pea Onyu’s posts and comments to see what Raniere taught his female followers including Allison Mack. I would not call those ideas self-help.

Lastly, I will tell you that I believe that Allison Mack suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder.  That is a real medical disorder.

Narcissist Personality Disorder is marked by:

1.Lack of Empathy towards others.

2. Lack of Boundaries in personal behavior

3. A craving for adoration.

Narcissistic personality disorder

Allison Mack is easy to manipulate but that does not absolve her of her many crimes.

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  • Shadow is basically just screaming ‘Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!’ when nobody on here is actually suggesting she’s innocent. The more sympathetic commenters are suggesting she deserves leniency, not for all charges to be dropped.

    • And Shadow State is making an argument against leniency. I’d also suggest that if you think of it, with all the money laundering and illegal immigration trafficking that NXIVM’s inner circle was party to, not to mention Allison’s apparent sham marriage to Nicki Cline, she’s probably not even charged with have of what she could be – and likely never will be, because prosecutors have to conserve their resources, particularly if they can get convictions and stiff sentences on a smaller subset of offenses.

      Also, why not such sympathy for Lauren Salzman, or at least Kathy Russell – except that they don’t happen to be attractively waifish actresses?

  • BTW everyone who sold a NXIVM course new full well they were actually trying to engage people into long term relationships which could be milked for much larger sums than the first fee. It is a business model that is practiced in many MLM industries.

    IMO the reason Edmonston got out when the others stayed is because she was far enough away from Vanguards direct influence and she had a husband and family as a support network. She was raising a young child and was disconnected enough to see the implications of the branding on her life, career, family and reputation.

    Even during her escape from Albany, she described being was worried sick. Imagine being close to Vanguard, being an intimate and wanting to get away but not being able to, because of his power, influence and control over everyone – over their livelihood, over their social spheres, over their sexual behaviours, over their food intake.

    If you ever attended a cult you would understand the indoctrination. In that kind of situation a woman without a husband or a support network, will always choose survival, and go with the devil she knows and hope he doesn’t focus his anger on her. Some will even throw themselves into the debasement as a form of self preservation, hoping their suffering will please the teacher…

  • To Everyone,

    Many people have commented that Shadowstate has an obsession or preoccupation with Allison Mack.

    I believe Shadowstate’s issue with Allison Mack is an issue everyone else should actually have…..

    What is the issue? Allison Mack was blessed with everything and used it all towards feeding her own insatiable ego and sadomasochistic personality.

    Allison Mack came from a good family by all accounts. Allison is an intelligent and attractive woman, which in our superficial world is quite important. Allison found fame and wealth at a young age. Allison had just about everything anyone could ask for. Allison Mack was living the American Dream.

    Allison used her fame and wealth to manipulate other woman into being concubines for Keith Raniere.

    Allison Mack should not be “let off the hook” so easily.

    I believe Shadowstate is disgusted, by someone who was so blessed in life and used those blessings for evil.

    She had every opportunity that life has to offer.

    Allison Mack is not deserving of anyone’s pity.

  • Betrayal is the lowest level in hell because it is cruel. Of all forms of action cruelty is least necessary. It always carries guaranteed karma.

    Like relentless persecution of another human being in the press, it’s not necessary. Let the poor woman stand before a jury of her peers and explain herself. AM had a scientific social engineering attack directed at her to seduce her and draw her into this. IMO you could map the steps. Possibly, others wanted out and used her to get away.

    If the criminality was revealed up front, no one would have joined. She was only one woman in a long list that just happened to get caught holding the bag when the house of cards fell.

    The judge is really sharp and if she’s guilty, she will be punished. IMO, it’s not necessary to be cruel. And it doesn’t ad to the general knowledge to educate and inform.

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