Guest View: Where is Allison Mack?

Keith Raniere who prefers to be called by his self-given title of Vanguard.
Allison Mack came to Keith Raniere as a successful actress in a starring role in a TV show.  Under his tutelage she became one of his slaves.

Frank Report readers are likely puzzled that there was no mention of Allison Mack in the NY Times article. The only women named as perpetrators of DOS are Dr. Danielle Roberts and Lauren Salzman.

The narrative in Frank Report has been consistently that Allison Mack was the female founder of DOS, and that the brand “KR-AM” stands for Keith Raniere and Allison Mack.

Given the quotes from former insiders Sarah Edmondson, Anthony Ames, Mark Vicente, and Soukaina Mehdaoui in the NY Times article, there was ample opportunity for reporter Barry Meier to learn from them if they thought Allison Mack was a key figure if not the female leader of DOS. And surely Meier read enough of Frank Report to know to ask the question.

My conclusion is that Sarah and the others told Meier that they believe that Allison Mack is a victim of DOS rather than a perpetrator, and so should not be publicly shamed. And Meier (or his editors) agree that there is insufficient evidence to name Allison Mack as a central figure.

Just as Nancy Salzman was intended to take the blame if ESP ran into legal trouble, Allison Mack was intended to take the blame for DOS, at least inside the Raniere-verse.“[Allison Mack] is expected to confess [at V-Week] that She is solely responsible for DOS and its practices.

Mr. Raniere was unaware of DOS until it became public.

Miss Mack and some women of DOS kept the practices secret from Mr. Raniere.

Miss Mack and other members devised and created the group without consulting with Mr. Raniere.
Mr. Raniere does not approve of DOS’ practices — and DOS has nothing to do with his teaching organizations, ESP, J’ness, or the Society of Protectors.
Students can rest assured that Mr. Raniere would never expect them or their wives to be branded or provide material that could be used to blackmail them.

Mr. Raniere does not condone branding or collecting material to coerce students’ silence.”

If that was Raniere’s plan from the start, then Mr. Parlato’s sources would have been told that story, and parroted it to him. Ironically, painting Allison Mack as responsible got Mr. Parlato more attention, and seems to be leading to Raniere’s downfall.

The above Frank Report post continued: ‘[Allison Mack’s] mistake has caused her great emotional torment and she will begin a significant “penance”. ‘

Apparently being away from the Wisdom of Vanguard is “penance,” because Allison’s Instagram shows that she has been happily visiting London and Paris recently, likely financed by the Bronfman’s. I suspect that she is being kept out of town because her mind is so far gone at this point that Raniere worries what she will say to the press or the authorities under questioning.

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  • I was shocked to not see Allison all over this article.
    Allison Mack is as guilty as Lauren Salzman until she wakes up, leaves the group and helps those out she has helped to damage this evil DOS crap.
    Those who profess to be mentored by the “Great and Powerful Vanguard” and are willing to follow out his crazy orders (ideas) are still guilty of harming others. Mack due to her ex-stardom influences people who want to hang out with the “Smallville Chick.”
    An alcoholic or drug addict still needs to atone for their sins when they get sober or clean. Why wouldn’t an ex-cult member? Mack has been queen as has Salzman who have harmed a lot of people to stay on top. The only way to stay on top with Keith Raniere’s game is to do the devils deeds.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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