Allison Mack’s collateral revealed: give up home, unborn children to Raniere; destroy parents & nephews for Raniere

Allison Mack – who played lovable Chloe Sullivan on TV’s Smallville for 10 seasons – has a dark and dirty side that is shocking and horribly disturbing. She may be mentally ill.

Keith Raniere appears on stage at his 10-day birthday celebration – called V-Week where his devotees and slaves are allowed to pay up to $4,000 each to see and worship him. V-Week may be canceled this year or held in prison.

Her guru, Keith Raniere, was arrested late last month for sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor. He sits in a federal prison having been denied bail.  Mack and India Oxenberg were named as his co-conspirators. Mack is Raniere’s slave and Oxenberg is Mack’s and Raniere’s slave.

Mack is listed in the federal criminal complaint against Raniere as ‘co-conspirator #1.’ Oxenberg is ‘co-conspirator #2.’ Neither have been arrested as yet. Indictments are expected by the end of the month.

FBI Special Agent Michael Lever laid out details of the sex-slaver cult that come as no surprise to readers of Artvoice and Frank Report. What will come as a surprise is the extent Mack was willing to go to be enslaved by Raniere – even if it meant destroying others’ lives. This is a woman with no bottom line.

Here are some of the facts FBI SA Michael Lever laid out:

Women in the sex-slaver cult of DOS features the initials of Keith Raniere and Allison Mack. With Raniere in prison – possibly for life, Mack now rules the slaves.
The initials above are those of Keith Raniere and Allison Mack. They were burned on their slaves’ pubic area to mark ownership.

Between February 2016 and June 2017, Raniere, Mack, Oxenberg and others conspired to recruit women to engage in commercial sex acts by means of force, threats of force, fraud and coercion. The illegal activities arose out of their secret group called DOS. DOS operates as a pyramid with levels of “slaves” headed by “masters.”  Slaves are expected to recruit slaves of their own. Raniere alone forms the top of the pyramid as the highest master. Other than Raniere, the rest are women.

Allison Mack [l] with her slave India Oxenberg.

Mack became Raniere’s second in command, his first DOS slave. India Oxenberg, Nicki Clyne, Lauren Salzman, Rosa Laura Junco and others are under Mack.  All of them consider Raniere to be their ultimate master.

Raniere told Mack that, in order for her to be his slave, she had to provide “collateral” – which was meant to ensure she would obey whatever Raniere told her to do. Collateral – in Raniere’s book – must consist of material or information that a woman [slave] would not want revealed because it would be ruinous to her or someone close to her.

Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne, both members of DOS. They might be married.
Allison Mack [l] with her slave Nicki Clyne.

Collateral included sexually explicit photographs; videos made to look candid in which slaves told damning stories (true or untrue) about themselves, close friends and/or family members; and letters making damaging accusations (true or untrue) against friends and family members.

On January 18, 2018, Eastern District of New York United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak signed a search warrant for the Yahoo! e-mail account of Keith Raniere [] On February 1, 2018, Yahoo! produced the information.

According to FBI Special Agent Lever, on August 10, 2015, Allison Mack sent an email to Raniere with the subject titled “vow 3” and included an attached letter.  In the letter, Mack used the terms “slave” and ”master” to refer to herself and Raniere.  The letter pledged Mack’s “full and complete life” to Raniere.

The letter also identified “collateral” to “cement” this vow made by Mack to Raniere.

Mack’s collateral was described as:

(1) a letter regarding Mack’s mother and father that would “destroy their character”

(2) a contract that transferred custody of any children birthed by Mack to Raniere, if Mack broke her commitment to Raniere

(3) a contract that transferred ownership of Mack’s home if the commitment to Raniere was broken

(4) a letter addressed to social services alleging abuse to Mack ‘s nephews.


How would Allison Mack feel if she destroyed her parents or her nephews? Not nearly as bad as she would if she failed to be Raniere’s fuck toy slave.

Mack was not only willing to destroy her life, but her parents’ and nephews’ lives to serve her warped and perverted master, Raniere – now sitting in a federal prison in Brooklyn because he was denied bail.

The depths of depravity Mack joined him in, shows she is a soulless, conscienceless creature. She helped him create DOS – the sex trafficking and human branding cult – based on the model she herself established with Raniere!

The brutal and vicious Allison Mack brought other women into the cult as slaves – and co-conspired in coercing women in being abused, up to the point of being branded with Raniere and Mack’s initials on their pubic area.

In an email, dated October 1,2015, Raniere wrote to another one of his slaves, “I think it would be good for you to own a fuck toy slave for me, that you could groom, and use as a tool, to pleasure me.”

That’s essentially what Mack did for Raniere. She started by being his ‘fuck toy slave’ – then descended into hell by recruiting other fuck toy slaves for her pig-selfish master.

So selfish was she, herself, that she was ready to submarine her own parents, give away her house, her unborn children and destroy her nephews. Nice going, Chloe.

Allison Mack jogging in Clifton Park New York. She heads the women slaves of Raniere.
This is a courthouse sketch of Raniere with his lawyers in court. The judge did not grant him bail. The prosecution argued that he is a danger to the community. In prison, it is unclear if he will have any ‘fuck toy slaves’. Indeed some have opined that he may become a fuck toy slave himself behind the walls of the federal prison.


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  • Even for the most liberal judge out there, it would be hard to argue something like Stockholm Syndrome because of this perverse woman’s efforts and recruiting, and, most disturbing of all, to have her initials incorporated into the brand. For women in particular, this has to be considered the very zenith of betrayal. Pretty sure there is very little empathy for her.

  • Your photo of the scars is wrong. You clearly flipped the original KR to try to make it AM. So I don’t know how much to believe of your story if you can’t even get that right.

    • Actually, it’s pretty well established that the image was intended by its creators to represent both parties (Mack and and Raniere). Do you actually defend them? Seriously?

  • Just watched The a Women of Jonestown. A+ available on demand Dish network at least. A&E should have it on demand for other cable users.

  • Sad to say but once they’ve shown they’ve dissociated and no longer feel empathy and concern for others (esp when it comes to innocent children) and they instead actually get pleasure from their pain, they need to be locked up and cut off from their “supply”… Which is essentially the general population of society. With attempted rehabilitation of course but realizing that’s unfort highly unlikely.

  • Sad to say but once they dissociate and no longer feel empathy and concern for others (esp innocent children) and actually get pleasure from their pain, they need to be locked up and cut off from their “supply”… Which is essentially the general population of society. With attempted rehabilitation of course but realizing that’s unfort highly unlikely.

  • Exactly. That’s what”Rainbow Cultural Garden” aka Child Slave Grooming/ Creation of Future Sociopaths program is all about. To punish society for what happened to them. Obviously no sociopath or personality disordered, devote cult leader/ follower wake up one day as such. They are a product of abuse and emotional neglect just as well. Which is why the cycle needs to be broken and we need to protect the kids/ next generation more than anyone else. They the ones who are being targeted most right now and need everyone’s protection now more than ever.
    Which is why the truth about Rainbow Cult aka Child Slavery/ Trafficking programs need to be exposed even more so than grown women victims. Not to minimize anything but ending this cycle of insanity makes the most logical sense.

    • You’re on a tear with comments, particularly about RCG. Your off the wall insane ways give you away. Get out while you can.

  • Allison Mack worked continuously as an actress from the time she was 6 years old. (Her first theater film and TV film were both released before her 7th birthday.)

    While the rest of us got an actual childhood, by 1st grade Mack worked full-time in an adult industry, an industry not known for kindness to children or women. How many #metoo moments did Mack endure throughout those years?

    Her best friend, Kristin Kreuk, joined up with NXIVM in 2006. For 4 years Kreuk shared her NXIVM stories with Mack, yet Mack was smart enough to stay away from the cult. What changed in 2010?

    I’m guessing, with Smallville coming to an end, and after working nonstop for 21 years, Mack wanted a fresh, triumphant, and self-defined start to the rest of her life. And her best friend had been talking about NXIVM for 4 years.

    It’s a real shame Kreuk wasn’t instead sharing stories about travelling the world, college courses, meditation, tai chi, volunteer work, even therapy, just a few of the many types of positive activities most people pursue when they’re at a crossroads.

    • Not sure where you are getting 2010 as the start of Mack’s involvement with Nxivm. By 2007, Mack was already one of the hosts of the acapella event and in 2008 was doing the Juicy Peach and college survey stuff.

      • I should have caught that mistake. Thank for catching it!

        I was on Mack’s Wikipedia page, checking out her filmography, and also reading the “legal issues” paragraph which lists the wrong 2010 date. I logged it all in without thought. I also missed something else: in “early work” under “career,” it mentions Mack has been working since she was four years old. Maybe that’s how you make a monster, deny any childhood, love-bomb, brainwash.

        • If Mack was that susceptible to love bombing, then she could easily have been introduced to ESP/NXIVM through someone else, seeing as how actively Edmondson says she was recruiting among the Vancouver acting community starting in 2005. And unless you know exactly what her friends and relatives were “sharing” with her in 2010 when she decided to move to NY, don’t know how you can conclude that Kreuk or anyone else didn’t share stories about traveling, college courses or volunteer work, especially since someone here said Kreuk herself was enrolled in university.

        • Exactly. That’s what”Rainbow Cultural Garden” aka Child Slave Grooming/ Creation of Future Sociopaths program is all about. To punish society for what happened to them. Obviously no sociopath or personality disordered, devote cult leader/ follower wake up one day as such. They are a product of abuse and emotional neglect just as well. Which is why the cycle needs to be broken and we need to protect the kids/ next generation more than anyone else. They the ones who are being targeted most right now and need everyone’s protection now more than ever.

      • You’re just making stuff up to blame Kristin again for Mack’s own choices for the umpteenth time. This comment is more of a Kristin bash than Allison Mack support.

        The Bronfman sisters – in particular, I believe Sara – and Lauren Salzman and their love bombing of Allison soon after she walked into the door of her first NXIVM center are more responsible for Allison Mack staying in than Kristin just bringing her in.

        I agree that Allison Mack’s probable lack of a strong sense of self since she had been acting and donning characters since childhood may have created more susceptibility in her to this group’s manipulation than in others who did not have the same past. It makes a cautious parent pause and think strongly about getting their child involved early in acting in the Hollywood environment. Also, most have heard the many stories about Hollywood’s pedophilia problems and the child actors who grew up to become adults with issues.

        • “You’re just making stuff up to blame Kristin again for Mack’s own choices for the umpteenth time.”

          Cool, cool. Oh wait, no, never mind, you’re totally wrong.

          But good to know you’re omniscient! Or, more precisely, that you THINK you’re omniscient.

          So is omniscience a requirement to be a stalker, or is that just the extra zing you bring to the table, to your Kristin-stalking? I feel so bad for her, having to deal with men like you! You’ve been obsessed with her for years and years. You even contacted her father!! Inappropriate, crazy, irrational, and you apparently even have your own harem of six. You take crazy obsessed fan to a new level.

          Ps. I don’t usu read your posts. Between tl;dr, and your rabid attack dog irrational approach to anyone who dare mention your beloved KK, there’s no joy or learning to be had from you. Today I read you by accident, not a mistake I’ll make again.

          • LOL. You sound stupid. Your post about Kristin was an obvious lie – don’t make me laugh at your specious “mistake” excuse – and you divert from this fact by going off on me about “stalking” and omniscience. How would you know what stories Kristin shared with Allison for four years?

            And what the hell is a harem of six? Are you on drugs?

            By the way, you can’t “stalk” someone who lives hundreds of miles away from her and over the Internet. I’ve never even been in the same zip code as her.

        • No way that the big Perv did NOT try to pork Kristen K right from her inception into nxivm..and she stayed there a long time. Bet she was one of his girls. But she won’t talk.

    • The same could be said for the singer Michael Jackson.
      Michael Jackson worked non-stop since about the age of 6.
      Did that justify Jackson’s notorious pedophilia?

      Likewise the actress Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in Burger King ads when she was a child.
      Gellar grew up to be an adult who did NOT commit sex crimes.
      Would Gellar’s childhood acting career have justified Gellar committing sex crimes?

      • I don’t think anyone is justifying her sex crimes, but looking at all the factors that lead to where she is now. SMG’s mother worked to make sure she still had normal childhood activities, and work wasn’t the ONLY thing she was doing.

        • The activities that Allison Mack is alleged to have engaged in — branding, kidnapping, blackmail, white slavery, pimping –are so abhorrent and beyond the realm of normal behavior, that her early career as an actress is no excuse.

          And Ms. Mack is estimated to have had a net worth of 7 million dollars.
          She was not working for peanuts.

          Allison Mack Net Worth: Allison Mack is an American actress who has a net worth of $7 million dollars.

          How many Americans have an estimated net worth that high?
          Damned Few.

          • Again, I don’t think anyone is saying she gets a free pass. What is being said, is these factors all contributed to her being sucked into this cult. If her parents used her as a cash cow, if she was at any point sexualized as a child, if she didn’t have a strong sense of self, if she didn’t have a strong support team who could help her stop at some point–all these added up helped her get where she is. If one of those factors had been different, the outcome most likely would as well. Also if you go back, you’ll see that apparently she has no money now because Rainier has taken all of it.

          • Hollywood has a long history of parents who milk their celebrity kids’ careers.
            As early as the 1920s, with the child actor Jackie Coogan (known for playing Uncle Fester in the 1960s),
            California has had to pass laws to protect child performers.
            As a child star, Coogan earned an estimated $3 to $4 million. When he turned 21 in October 1935, his fortune was believed to be well intact. His assets had been conservatively managed by his father, who had died in the car accident less than six months earlier.[11]

            However, Coogan found that the entire amount had been spent by his mother and stepfather, Arthur Bernstein, on fur coats, diamonds and other jewelry, and expensive cars. Bernstein had been a financial advisor for the family and married Coogan’s mother in late 1936.[12] Coogan’s mother and stepfather claimed Jackie enjoyed himself and simply thought he was playing before the camera. She insisted, “No promises were ever made to give Jackie anything”,[10] and claimed he “was a bad boy”.[13] Coogan sued them in 1938,[12] but after his legal expenses, he received just $126,000 of the $250,000 remaining of his earnings.
            That said Allison Mack had an estimated net worth of 7 million dollars.
            Any money given by Mack to Raniere she did of her own free will as an adult.

          • I’m quoting this because you don’t seem to understand that this is what I’m saying. “Nothing justifies pedophilia or torture. Nothing. But we can learn how monsters are made, and how monsters are different.” I’m not saying she’s the only child star who has experienced a traumatic childhood. I’m not saying shouldn’t face consequences. I’m saying she became a monster because there were events and people that lead to it before this.

            And again, if she gave away her money to Rainier, then she doesn’t have it. Her estimated net worth then becomes invalid.

          • At some point all adults must take some personal responsibility for their actions.
            Allison Mack had a career that most actresses and actors would kill for.
            A reasonable amount of fame and fortune.
            And Ms. Mack threw it all away for a man who is basically a dolt.
            I watched an unwatchable Youtube video where Raniere talks for some 28 minutes to Ms. Mack in a discourse filled with empty psychobabble.

            And Ms. Mack lapped it up like a cat laps up cream.

            At some point people must stop being polite and say that Raniere is and always was full of cr@p.
            If Ms. Mack could not recognize how vapid and vacuous Raniere is, then I feel sorry for her.
            But I feel more sorry for the people she victimized.

            Ms. Mack is an adult and should have recognized that Raniere was nothing more than a two bit Rasputin or Svengali.

          • Um, cuz she’s rich (was rich), we should have no compassion for a human being manipulated and brainwashed by Keith Raniere?

            It was $8 million, btw, which means, by your logic, she’s even less of a human. She also had a fiance (successful director and actor) that she broke up with in 2010. She had wealth and love and then intersected with Keith Raniere. Who put her in a literal cage. And now she’s going to prison.

            Tell you what, invent a time machine, go back to 4 years old, start working in an adult industry, and never stop working, being ordered around day in and day out, no time to be a child and emotionally and mentally mature in a natural healthy way, and let’s see how you’re doing two decades later. Depending on your core personality and resiliency and family life, I would hope you’re doing great. Some percentage of people will end up susceptible to a psychopath trained in manipulating people.

          • I don’t think any of those figures taken from sites claiming info on a celebrities net worth are necessarily creditable. I’d be surprised if she was ever worth $7 or $8 mil. Ayway, whatever wealth she had is likely all gone now

      • Michael Jackson is also a tragic and awful story. So much talent! And no childhood or warm and protective family life.

        Sarah Michelle Gellar has said, “Everything I am is because of my mom.” Her mom, a NYC teacher, was a fierce and protective advocate (and not naive, as I suspect Mack’s parents are). And Gellar had to find a fresh direction several times in her life, and handled it beautifully each time.

        Nothing justifies pedophilia or torture. Nothing. But we can learn how monsters are made, and how monsters are different. Jackson’s direct desire was to satisfy his own sexual needs and Mack’ s direct desire was to serve her master.

        • I am not denying that Mack was initially a victim.
          But at some point she crossed over into being a victimizer.

          Think of Patty Hearst who was initially the victim of a kidnapping.
          At some point Hearst allegedly fell in with the revolutionaries who kidnapped her and was charged with bank robbery.

          And Ms. Mack’s walk on the Dark Side was far more prolonged than Patty Hearst’s with many more victims and many more criminal acts.

          • Mack made her own wealth and had $8 million when she got love bombed and started up with the cult. She is now bankrupt. And going to prison.

            Hearst came from unimaginable wealth. She served no time for her crimes, was married by the time she was 25, and first child within 2 years. And Chris Hardwick is her son in law. Outside of the horrifying 19 months she endured, that no person should have had to endure, her life has been good. And her powerful family and the President helped her escape prison and recover. She will never be bankrupt.

          • Every adult has to protect him or her self.

            The world is filled with sharks.
            Shark bankers and stock brokers.
            Shark politicians.
            Shark businessmen.
            Shark lovers.

            What is that expression “Caveat Emptor”? Let the Buyer Beware.
            Well everyone has to beware.
            But for the Love of Pete just watching that video of Keith Raniere shows how stupid and inane he it.
            Someone said he had a GPA of 2.26. C minus.
            That video shows his mentality is closer to a D.
            Raniere claimed to have multiple degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic.
            Anyone who has been to a real college would find it hard to believe that Raniere graduated from high school.

            Everyone must go through life with their BS detectors on high alert.

          • Almost every performer who started out in childhood had a parent who was a “Stage Mother”.

            In the performing arts, a stage mother is the mother of a child actor. The mother will often drive her child to auditions, make sure he or she is on the set on time, etc. The term stage mother sometimes has a negative connotation, suggesting that the individual is prone to obnoxiously demanding special treatment for her child, or suggesting that the individual has placed inappropriate pressure on her child to succeed, perhaps for reasons of vicariously living out her own dreams through the child[1]. Entitled and grandiose demands have sometimes led to reportedly veiled threats from a stage parent.

            The fact that Allison Mack might have had such a parent does not justify her utter inhumanity to other people.
            Branding, kidnapping, blackmail, sex slavery, pimping.
            And all on behalf of a cretin like Keith Raniere.

        • Jackson was never a pedophile. That was just trash thrown out by the parasitic executives of the record industry and their sleazy cohorts in the media who wanted more of the money he was bringing in through his own talent and smarts.

          Michael was a kind man who platonically loved kids and knew more about the industry than he appeared to know. He bought the rights of the Beatles anthology for ~50 million dollars and turned into over a billion dollars.

          • Think about what happened to Prince too. He was in the same position in the sense of wanting to control his own art and the money he made from his own gifted 17 instrument playing talent. These are not morally clean industries. These billion dollar entertainment industries bring out the sharks who do nothing but hold their executive positions and want most of the profits.

          • True. The more appropriate term is hebephilia and engaging in it is statutory rape.

    • Sad to say but once they’ve shown they’ve dissociated and no longer feel empathy and concern for others (esp when it comes to innocent children & family) and they instead actually get pleasure from their pain, they need to be locked up and cut off from their “supply”… Which is essentially the general population of society. With attempted rehabilitation of course but realizing that’s unfort highly unlikely.

  • I’d say her parents’ character is already destroyed since it appears they supported her being in the cult and didn’t do all that they could to get her out.

  • There is a post this site from last year where a friend of Allison’s says there have been times Allison wanted to leave. Is there any more info on that?

    • maybe this is her opportunity. If she’s smart she will take it and get away from them all. But I think its a little late

  • If the collateral was criminally elicited from the DOS victims, if someone on the outside gets a copy of some or all of it, can they be charged with any crime themselves if they release it? And since the FBI documents say that the collateral contains true and made up confessions / allegations from the slaves, how could someone know what they have is true or not? If some sleazy person were to release it, could they be charged with libel even if they try to assume no responsibility by writing something like, “some of the things you are about to read may not be true.”

    BTW, does anyone know when that jness weekend that Allison got love bombed at occurred? I remember that she was absent from the Smallville wrap party. Had she become too culty for the rest of the cast?

    • Of-course. If you get the collateral and decided to release it, you’d be fucked regardless of the reason you chose to release it. It largely doesn’t matter whether what’s said in the collateral is true or not.

  • If Mack was smart (she isn’t but maybe her lawyers will be), they will use this collateral as the sole reason Mack did what she did. Although I think at this point we’re all very confident that isn’t the case, that argument might get her less time or put her into an asylum for a while instead of jail which I think would be a real shame, she’s earned some serious jail time. It’s also interesting that Keith sends vulgar emails to the Dos women. I wonder what other emails will be dug up by Frank or the prosecution. Hopefully, we’ll all get to see more of those.

    • I think it’s pretty clear Mack is mentally unstable. If you want to see the devolution of self, use the Wayback Machine to read her blog posts from around 2005-2010. They are coherent, well organized (they flow), they seem thought out. Around December 2011, they become more stream of consciousness, jump from one place to the next, there are places where they become difficult to follow or she gets incredibly repetitive. In 2017, Mack refers to there being another her (in one post known as the Allison-bot), uses “she” as another way to refer to herself, and talks about having the burden of others always wanting something from her. This woman is unwell, and yes, she must face the consequences for her actions, but she also needs serious help.

      • I agree that she is obviously unwell because who in their right mind would sign over their lives, the lives of their family, their fortune, their home, all to a man so he can control them? Those are not the actions of a normal, clear thinking woman. But she has also done a hell of a lot of damage to other women as well and she has to be held responsible for it.

          • Not disagreeing with you :):) There is a part of me that wants to know what made Kristin Kreuk leave and what made Allison decide to stay in. And if it’s that there were times when AM wanted to leave, why didn’t she? I really hate that this talented woman allowed her life to gets this crappy.

          • @Lena. Cool, I thought you thought I was saying her potential mental illness meant she shouldn’t be held accountable. But it’s all good.

  • Assault on identity
    Aspects of self-identity are systematically attacked. For example the priests were told that they were not real Fathers. This has a serious destabilizing effect as people lose a sense of who they are. Losing the self also leads to weakening of beliefs and values, which are then easier to change.

    Constant arguments that cast the person as guilty of any kind of wrong-doing leads them to eventually feel shame about most things and even feel that they deserve punishment. This is another piece of the jigsaw puzzle of breakdown.

    When the person is forced to denounce friends and family, it both destroys their sense of identity and reinforces feelings of guilt. This helps to separates them from their past, building the ground for a new personality to be built.

    Breaking point
    The constant assault on identity, guilt and self-betrayal eventually leads to them breaking down, much as the manner of the ‘nervous breakdown’ that people experience for other reasons. They may cry inconsolably, have convulsive fits and fall into deep depression. Psychologically, they may effectively be losing a sense of who they are and hence fearing total annihilation of the self.

    Just at the point when the person is fearing annihilation of the self, they are offered a small kindness, a brief respite from the assault on their identity, a cigarette or a drink. In those moments of light amongst the darkness, they may well feel a deep sense of gratitude, even though it is their torturer who is offering the ‘kindness’. This is another form of Hurt and Rescue, albeit extreme.

    The compulsion to confess
    Having being pulled back from the edge of breakdown, they are then faced with the contrast of the hurt of potential further identity assault against the rescue of leniency. They may also feel the obligation of exchange in a need to repay the kindness of leniency. There also may be exposed to them the opportunity to assuage themselves of their guilt through confession.

    The channeling of guilt
    The overwhelming sense of guilty and shame that the person is feeling will be so confused by the multiple accusations and assaults on their identity, that the person will lose the sense of what, specifically, they are guilty of, and just feel the heavy burden of being wrong.

    This confusion allows the captors to redirect the guilt towards what ever they please, which will typically be having lived a life of wrong and bad action due to living under an ideology which itself is wrong and bad.

    Reeducation: logical dishonoring
    The notion that the root cause of their guilt is an externally imposed ideology is a straw at which the confused and exhausted person grasps. If they were taught wrongly, then it is their teachers and the ideology that is more at fault. Thus to assuage their guilt, further confession about all acts under the ideology are brought out. By mentally throwing away these acts (in the act of confession) they also are now completing the act of rejecting the whole ideology.

    Progress and harmony
    The rejection of the old ideology leaves a vacuum into which the new ideology can be introduced. As the antithesis of the old ideology, it forms a perfect attraction point as the person flees the old in search of a contrasting replacement.

    This progress is accelerated as the new ideology is portrayed as harmonious and ideally suited to the person’s needs. Collegiality and calm replaces pain and punishment. The captors thus contrast in visible and visceral ways how wonderful the new ideology is as compared to the sins and the pain of the old ideology.

    Final confession and rebirth
    Faced with the stark contrast of the pain of the past with the rosy glow of the future that the new ideology presents, the person sheds any the final allegiance to the old ideology, confessing any remaining deep secrets, and takes on the full mantle of the new ideology.

    This often feels, and has been described by many, as a form of rebirth. It may be accompanied by rites of passage as the person is accepted and cemented into the new order. The rituals will typically include strong statements made by the person about accepting the new ideology fully and completely, swearing allegiance to its leaders. Saluting flags, kissing other artifacts and other symbolic acts, all solemnly performed, all anchor them firmly in the new ground.

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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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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