I have found photographic evidence suggesting that Allison Mack may have been telling the truth about who introduced branding to NXIVM’s sex slave cult.
In the New York Times, Allison Mack confessed to introducing branding as a requirement to join the VOW, NXIVM’s sex slave component:
“In her apartment, I was surprised to hear Mack take full responsibility for coming up with the DOS cauterized brand. She told me, “I was like: ‘Y’all, a tattoo? People get drunk and tattooed on their ankle ‘BFF,’ or a tramp stamp. I have two tattoos and they mean nothing.’ She wanted to do something more meaningful, something that took guts.”
A lot of people have assumed that Mack was “taking the fall” for Raniere, a “man” devoted to degrading women. However, I found photographic evidence that Mack was all on board for branding women as sex slaves and might indeed have initiated the program herself.
Mack seems to have had inspiration for branding or marking her sex slaves from sources other than Raniere. This evidence was produced and posted by Allison Mack herself:
This photo looks like it was taken at a Comic-Con or fan meeting. Allison Mack is just about hugging the woman.
What is the significance of the date May 2015?
In the superseding indictment, the government dates the time of Raniere and Mack’s sex slave conspiracy as lasting from September 2015 through June of 2017.
COUNT TWO (Forced Labor Conspiracy) 35. In or about and between September 2015 and June 2017, both dates being approximate and inclusive, within the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere, the defendants KEITH RANIERE, also known as “Vanguard,” ALLISON MACK and LAUREN SALZMAN, together with others, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to provide and obtain the labor and services of one or more persons, to wit: lower-ranking DOS members”
It is within the realm of possibility that Mack was so inspired by this fan that she thought branding was a good idea for the NXIVM slaves to show their devotion.
According to the interview with the woman Jane, not only did Raniere avail himself of the sexual services of the slaves, so did Allison Mack.
None of this absolves Raniere of his responsibility, his guilt in running a sex trafficking operation. He was a beneficiary of the sexual services, along with Mack.
Raniere and Mack worked together to operate the sex slavery component of NXIVM.
Allison Mack is not the pure and innocent young woman seduced by some Svengali. She is as guilty as her partner in crime Raniere.
Here are the comments on Instagram on the picture of Allison and the woman with the Chloe Sullivan quote on her arm. See if you can guess where the comments begin after Mack was outed as an alleged sex trafficker.
Allison! Small chance you’ll read this but if you could send me the full picture you took of us, that would be amazing! Maybe DM me on Instagram? Or have someone email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Either way, it was such a pleasure meeting you and Thankyou for being so excited about it! Haha all my best! ❤️
I’m pretty sure I’ve used your speech from that episode for an audition a couple of times. Thanks for the inspiration @allisonmack729 !!! You’ll always be my all-time favorite character from my all-time favorite tv show! 😘😘😘👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🤓🤓🤓
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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