Update: Mack released on $5 million bail

Will Put Up Retirement Account, Mother’s Home as Bail

by Frank Parlato

Allison Mack is to be released on $5 million bail today and will be on home arrest – cyber monitoring – and will reside in California with her parents pending trial.

Her parents put up their home and Mack herself put up her retirement account as bail.

She was arrested Friday and spent the weekend and Monday in the Metropolitan Detention Center. Mack has agreed to toll the speedy trial clock until May 3, on the premise that she may agree to a plea deal. That deal, if made, will most certainly include testifying against Keith Raniere, the leader of the NXIVM cult.

The judge had previously restricted Mack from using NXIVM-related money to make bail.

Mack’s mother, Mindy, signed the bail bond. Her father, who was not in attendance in court today, has yet to sign it but will be required to do so.

There are a number of stipulations as part of her release on home detention. She must  live at her mother’s house, must wear an electronic monitoring device, and must not use a cell phone or the internet.

Mack’s new home will be in the central district of California. She will remain in custody several hours in Brooklyn awaiting the monitoring device and other details.

Mack is also forbidden from having any contact with anyone connected to NXIVM – past or present – except through her attorney.  The prosecution did not seem to oppose the proposal for Mack  and this suggests she may have signaled her willingness to cooperate.

Mack wore a beige prison jumpsuit which, because of her gaunt physique, looked frumpy on her. She was solemn and quiet and answered the judge ins a soft voice.

Mack and her mom had a quick exchange with each other before prisoner Mack was led out of the courtroom.

With the bar of contact, and no internet or cell phone access, Mack is effectively barred from running the sex slaver cult activities. How this will effect her slaves will play out over the next few weeks.

She is legally married to one of her slaves. No word yet as to whether she may see her spouse, actress Nicki Clyne, who is reportedly still deep within the NXIVM sex slaver cult and under the direct orders of the present cult leader, Seagrams’ heiress Clare Bronfman.





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  • This is just horrible. But it is a a check on our side, the good guys. Imagine the intelligence we are getting out of her!

  • I think folks need to realize one thing.

    All humans are capable of making mistakes.

    All humans are capable of falling in with the wrong crowd.

    Allison is no different. I would hate to see her swallowed by so much hate from the public that she feels that suicide is the only solution to move forward. It’s not. There is life beyond this.

    Allow the justice system to do its job and refrain from tossing mud at her. The truth will come out in due time.

    She has a heart. It beats. It hurts. It can be destroyed or supported.

    I’m not saying you like her but there is so much about this case that WE the people do not know.

    In time, we will.

    Let him who is without sin throw the first stone. ( that includes you shadowstate)

  • Allison Mack is dazed only because she got caught.

    As for her being psychologically damaged, she was damaged the moment she started branding and enslaving women.

    Too many people are giving Allison Mack support because she is young, attractive white female.

    The truth is that Allison Mack is a vain, power hungry narcisstic sociopath with a depraved heart.

    • It has nothing to do with the fact that she is white, young or attractive.

      You ever heard of Stockholm syndrome?

      You ever heard of Elizabeth Smart?

      Do you even understand how cults work?

      No, otherwise you would show more empathy but all you can do is attack this woman WITHOUT fully knowing all the details.

      All you have are allegations against her.

      Allow her a fair hearing

      Allow her to throw keith under the bus

      All the truth to come out instead of being an asshole.

    • Well said. Satanic Hollywood trash….apparently she’s singing like a bird. Pedo satanic hollywood is burning baby!!!

  • I think folks need to realize one thing.

    All humans are capable of making mistakes.

    All humans are capable of falling in with the wrong crowd.

    Allison is no different. I would hate to see her swallowed by so much hate from the public that she feels that suicide is the only solution to move forward. It’s not. There is life beyond this.

    Allow the justice system to do its job and refrain from tossing mud at her. The truth will come out in due time.

    She has a heart. It beats. It hurts. It can be destroyed or supported.

    I’m not saying you like her but there is so much about this case that WE the people do not know.

    In time, we will.

    Let him who is without sin throw the first stone.

    • All humans make choices and need to be held responsible for those choices. Your idiotic argument is just feel good crap that can be made for anyone… stop being a joke in life.

      • The boss you sound like scott johnson or state or brigid. Your hate for allison won’t win. You are heaping coals on your own head.

          • This isn’t about Allison. It’s about humans

            And every human deserves the right to a fair trial without idiots like yourself attacking her or those who believe that AMERICANS are entitled to innocent until proven guilty.

    • Hannah Arendt observed that most evil begins with the failure of individuals to pick a side and adhere to an ethical compass. Even an ethical compass struggles mightily against social pressure and inner loneliness. I think that people with some personal connection to NXIVM will understandably react very negatively to each twist in Allison Mack’s fate. Where was her compass and values they ask? By the same token, folks who suddenly discovered this story (moi) have both a sense of dismay, sadness, and disgust; how, how could all this have come to pass? Emile Durkheim explained that in every society, one metric for the efficacy of the social bond is punishment. In this respect, it is hard to imagine an outcome that does not come with some sanction. Justice must be done and everyone must pay some price for his or her actions. Otherwise, the wronged and abused feel cheated and ask what shall prevent such an injustice from coming to pass again? Still, we know that mercy and forgiveness makes us better people, but they lack true meaning without repentance and atonement. This road takes immense time and one must be in the proper emotional and psychological space to pursue it. I would like Allison to have that opportunity and I would like justice to be demanding. Time will be required in varying amounts for all these things.

    • I agree with this in principle but people have to face the consequences for the actions they truly are responsible for. Offenders with status and money shouldn’t be a granted a better opportunity to escape punishment, although this is not how it works in this current materialistic and seemingly unfair world. Grace really should only be up to the victims or their families.

      Once the perpetrators have done their time, if they’ve shown remorse, repented, and sincerely make an effort to rectify the situation and themselves, only then should people forgive and forget.

      But sometimes victims of wrongdoing don’t want to forgive and forget and there is nothing the offender can really do about it.

    • Really? Because she is singing like a canary. You should hear the names she is naming. This douche bag needs to be in prison. When this shit comes out, are you still going to defend her? She found other victims. This ain’t no romp in bed, sweetie; this also has to do with children.

      • It has nothing to do with children you retard.

        That was KEITH before her, before NXIVM

        She was not involved in that.

  • To believe Allison is only a victim or only a perpetrator is a bit ridiculous. Yes, of course, she was brainwashed in some capacity in her early years with Nxvim, but that doesn’t take away what she was apart of and what she did as Keith’s second in command. I do believe her fear of Keith and the cult could have lead to her doing a lot of the things she did, but she has to take some responsibility for her actions as well. I will be interested to see how this all plays out in the end, if she seems to flip on Keith and the Bronfmans, if she gets any jail time, and if any others like Nicki or India, will be able to get out if they so choose.

  • It’s in the interest of the authorities to limit the scope of this investigation as much as possible and try to make it all about Vanguard and one or two others. Remember, there are judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, politicians, and lawyers who did the bidding of the cult and went after their perceived enemies. The government most assuredly does not want to open that can of worms and is hoping the media doesn’t pick up on it. Keep the investigation as superficial and surface level as possible. Focus on the branding and other sensational aspects that the public will eat up.

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