Shadow State: What Allison Mack did was evil

And check out those cankles, fanboys.

By Shadow State 1958

Why make everything about Allison? She was not the only “slave” master.”

Allison Mack was deliberately recruited to be the Tom Cruise of NXIVM.

If Allison’s mother has an issue with me, she should come out of the shadows and identify herself and let me hear it.  I bear no ill will towards Allison’s mother. I understand that what she is undergoing must be agonizing for her.

But Allison’s mother, and Allison herself, must recognize that what Allison Mack did was evil.

It was stupid for Allison Mack, who had a decent career as a TV actress, to throw in her lot with a charlatan and fraud like Keith Raniere.  But Allison went further and chucked away any sense of right and wrong in blindly following Raniere in his scams and abuses of people.

For twelve years, Allison made one bad decision after another and even threw away her moral compass. Her ability to distinguish right from wrong.

And now Allison and her mother must suffer the consequences of Allison’s horrible decision making.

I take no joy in this sorry state of affairs.

Sarah Edmondson bravely showed the world that the branding story was true.

As for Sarah Edmondson, she trusted in NXIVM and its program.  And Sarah trusted her duplicitous “friend” Allison Mack when Mack promised to let Sarah in on more secrets through the DOS section of the cult.

And Allison Mack used and abused Sarah Edmondson’s trust to use and abuse Sarah personally.

And brave Sarah stood up and publicly protested Allison Mack’s perfidious behavior.

Sarah Edmondson was the main source to publicly come forward and accuse Mack and Raniere of branding women.

And Sarah Edmondson went to the New York Times, the premier newspaper in the country, to expose the brandings and the physical abuse that Allison Mack and Allison’s Banshees had inflicted upon her.

What was more convincing of the madness of NXIVM and its fanatical followers than Sarah Edmondson showing the branding inflicted upon her?

Even NXIVM could not deny pictures that documented Allison Mack and Keith Raniere’s cruelty towards women.

As for the NXIVM harpies trying to spread discord within our ranks, we should ignore them.  They only feed on hatred and division and discord just like Raniere himself.

But if that is not possible, then we must  give them back their abuse measure for measure.  Show Raniere and Mack and Cruella Bronfman that we will not give in to their bullying.

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  • Well hold on now, Edmonson was involved for 12 years just like Allison right? How come she gets to be the hero when she recruited others into the program for so long, not to mention made lots of money coaching ESP? Allison is the one who went broke in the program, so how is she the “duplicitous” one?

  • I doubt NXIVM cuckolds like Shadowperv and Sultan perv have either. They were subservient to Raniere as long as they thought they get to their young celebrity prey.

  • Brave Shawdow State, 1958, bravo!
    I salute you👏.
    I could not have said it better.

    Sarah Edmondson was brave to come forward, publicly, knowing full well the heavy hammer of litigisnous of NXIVM via the Bronfman’s Sarah was indeed courageous. But then, like Leah Remini, she now had a child and that changes things.

  • I’ll have the occasional typo or misspelled word but some of these comments read like ciphers! It’s great too because they’re usually insulting the intelligence of someone here. A misspelling I can usually get past but at times it’s as though they started a sentence with no idea where they’re going with it! Lol

  • In the end all Cankles Mack will be known for is her cruelty and her badass idea of branding. Her acting career was over the minute she joined forces with KAR. She is evil incarnate! Her parents and siblings must be so proud of her now!

  • I just love the articles about this ass goblin Cankles. Keep ’em coming. If anyone deserves it, this piece of filth does. The only more fitting would be to pour table salt in its eyes and make it crawl through a mine field, then get branded on the forehead. That would be soooo badass. And by branded I mean with a red-hot paperclip heated with a lighter.

  • Shadow you should stop this. Allison is being hurt. She’s suffered enough already. Give her a rest. Stop writing these hurtful posts. She’s vulnerable. She’s blue. She misses all of us. And she misses our V. On top of that she blames herself when all she wanted was to be noble. Even Jesus on the Cross said “my God why have you forsaken me?” And Joan of Arc as she was dying felt a momentary flutter of doubt Keith has told us. Shadow you are just the deliverer of pain. Stop please. Don’t be known as Pontius Pilate

    • Pea:
      Are you honestly comparing Allison Mack to Jesus Christ?

      Here are some of the teachings of Jesus:

      1.) As you treat the least of you so you treat me.

      2.) Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

      3.) What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?

      Everything that Allison Mack has done is a denial of Jesus and His teachings.

      And while we’re on the subject did Clare give Allison and Keith an ownership interest in Waykaya island?
      Why is the holding company called ACK Waykaya?
      Allison, Clare Keith?
      Was that a payment to Allison for services rendered?
      Was Allison’s BMW also a payment for services rendered?

    • What do you want to talk about on your radio show? Saturday mornings correct? I might be interested if you are

      • Let’s talk about all of the idiot commenters on this website or any other ideas you may want to discuss. We usually keep it to about an hour, but it will take at least 8 hours to cover even a small fraction of the possibilities. It’s Saturday at 8:30 pm Eastern time. The number to call is 347-237-4097. Call at just after 8:15 and wait on the line for Peter to pick you up, and we can talk about the topics we want to discuss before the show starts. Provide the last 4 digits of your phone number here or email me at so we know to connect you and not some brain-dead idiot commenting on this website. We can also talk before Saturday, I have a number, and you can keep your phone number confidential by dialing *67 before calling the number. The conference call number is 641-715-3288, the access code is 975016#. We just need to find a time when both of us are available. Suggest a couple of times and I’ll let you know if I’m available.

    • Shawdowperv found it numut. He has every picture of her that was ever taken. He even know when she is about to fart before she does. The two are soulmates in perversion.

        • Hey shadowperv. your shrink is sending out the men in whitecoats for you. Burn in hell what an isiot. Now you moved from playing lawyer and detective and doctor to being God… lunatic

          • Aw little fella you thought you ere a big journalist huh. Not working so well as you project your own NXIVM time in the cult stalking Mack.

          • Stan Lee
            November 14, 2018 at 8:48 pm
            Aw little fella you thought you ere a big journalist huh. Not working so well as you project your own NXIVM time in the cult stalking Mack.

            Once a NXIVM liar always a NXIVM liar.

        • Looks like someone struck a nerve. Can’t say I am sorry to see it. Buddy why don’t you take some badly needed time off and get some bed rest for awhile. I think this blog will just fine while you are off.

          • Buddy why don’t you take some badly needed time off and get some bed rest for awhile.

            You aren’t my buddy.
            You are a NXIVM troll.
            I will keep posting until every last NXIVM member is hauled into court.

  • “I take no joy in this sorry state of affairs.”

    With all due respect, you obviously take a lot of joy out of these Allison Mack posts or else you wouldn’t have created so many of them. Your “articles” are filled with your thoughts about Allison Mack and and how evil and stupid she is.and you also post what you think are her thoughts and what her actions mean, as if you know her and her motivations. You don’t, this is all your personal supposition and wild imaginings and it’s rather disturbing to read.

    Also, wasn’t it was Lauren Salzman who got Sarah Edmonson deeper into DOS? It seem you are making it out to be Allison which is false.

    I can’t believe Frank allows you to keep posting this biased crap.

    • It’s a blog and they’re post by Shadow do it is perfectly fine to be biased. Are you joking? Most of the media has given up attempting to hide its bias.
      Hell, why does Mack deserve unbiased “reporting”? This is not a courtroom. Many of us find Mack guilty. Guilty of things she isn’t even charged with.

      Here is a question for all the complainers ;
      Why does Shadowstate’s “obsession” bother you so much?
      The irony is not seeing your own obsession with Shadow while complaining and ridiculing his supposed obsession. The same applies to the accusation of stalking.

      • is annoying because it contaminates the blog with his obsession, he says interested in the victims but that is false just looking for a reason to distill hatred towards this woman, in this blog frank public information obtained from sources within NXIVM and none of these people had this deal towards allison in fact all always focused on keith, even shadow lies blatantly when he says that Sarah Edmondson is a heroine and that she was deceived ‘by allison both claims are false.

        • it contaminates the blog

          Is this blog as contaminated as Clifton Park was with diseased perverts like Keith Raniere and Allison Mack?

        • Contaminates? Lol Just ignore it.
          Shadow’s writing style is very similar to Frank’s.
          I think a lot of you are just like NXIVM. Bullies. Cowards but bullies just the same. The immature crap about stalking and masturbating directed at Shadow you wouldn’t have the balls to say to someone in person. It’s all silly. Complaining the blog isn’t to your liking and demanding Frank do things. Complaining about contamination while you and the rest contaminate it with going after Shadow.

          Keep it coming though. It entertains and in case you didn’t notice, Shadow writes and Frank publishes even more. Lol

    • You are spot on Lena. I started reading the Frank report back in early 2016. Only maybe 2-3 a month at first. Than more as things got more interesting. I used to hang out during my time in Clifton Park at MochaLisa caffe. I had seen Allison in there a couple of times at a table with I now realize were Nicki and India and Laura and others. Never saw Raniere. Allison I did recognize ,but never talked with her.. Did not recoognize the others at the time. Actually I saw Clyne in there more than a couple of times but had no idea who she was until this all broke out nationally. They did have a meeting once in the back room when was in there having a beer. Raniere may have been at that but I don’t recall. It is all water under the bridge now since I have left the area. I also remember talking to a couple of folks that may have been in the cult at The Shmaltz Brewery tap room. Don’t remember their names but funny cause I was drinking a Slingshot lager and so was the one dude I was talking with.

      Anyway I remember when this shadow guy first started posting. He made some really decent posts at the time when there were very few trolls here. I noticed he always posted on the Allison Mack columns shortly after Raniere’s arrest. He didn’t seem to comment so much on anything else. Then after Mack was arrested he would post mainly about her whether the column was about her or not. He always found away to work his venom about her even if the column had nothing to do with her. I am not here to defend Mack she will face justice and a trial will hopefully bring out the truth. However I really do not trust this Shadow character. He does seem to be intelligent but strikes me as somewhat mentally imbalanced. I do believe he may have been involved in the cult and was probably chasing the celebrities in it to a point of stalking. Anyway I do find the man very distasteful and do not enjoy this blog like I used to. Not as informative as it once was and unfortunately the blogger loses some credibility with these goofy guest posts from disingenuous writers.

      • at The Shmaltz Brewery tap room. Don’t remember their names but funny cause I was drinking a Slingshot lager and so was the one dude

        Saratoga Smitty:
        You spend too much time in the tavern getting drunk.
        SOBER UP!
        I have never been in either Saratoga or Albany counties

        • Lately it has been Orange County CA stalking the Mack residence. I agree with Smitty, you are completely unbalanced.

          • Stan Lee
            November 14, 2018 at 8:52 pm
            Lately it has been Orange County CA stalking the Mack residence. I agree with Smitty, you are completely unbalanced.

            Do you ever get tired of lying?

      • Agree with pretty much everything you say here, Saratoga Smitty.

        I first started visiting here last year, around the time the story first broke. There weren’t as many posters back then, but they all seemed well-intentioned and able to discuss the contents of articles civilly. Just ordinary people curious about the NXIVM scandal, with an insightful sprinkling of contributors who’d attended NXIVM intensives before getting cold feet and bailing from the cult.

        There didn’t appear to be any trolls or people over-invested in specific players.

        Now it seems like almost everyone is a troll or an (ex?) fanboy with an agenda. The comments sections are a back-and-forth of insults. Even apparently sincere posts have the whiff of trollery about them. I wouldn’t be surprised if this has driven away most of the sincere readers and posters from last year.

        And where there are trolls, there are most likely sockpuppets too.

        This used to be an excellent, informative blog. But starting early this year, I noticed a lot of old stuff was being posted – not just posted, but shoved down readers’ throats incessantly.

        Then the comments section went to hell. Regarding Shadowstate (who isn’t the sole offender, but unfortunately a prominent one) his ire towards Allison Mack seems too personal for comfort, even though he’s supposedly had no actual dealings with her. The average objective-minded person, on reading about AM’s alleged crimes, would think “this is terrible, and if she’s guilty she deserves to go to jail for a long time.” Shadowstate’s ire, on the other hand, is the kind of ire you’d NORMALLY attribute to someone whose wife, daughter or sister had been personally branded by Allison Mack.

        Supposedly he has no connection to her. But this kind of personalised, directed anger isn’t normal for someone unconnected. I have no idea whether the spurned fanboy rumors are true or not, but regardless, Shadow needs to disclose his links, if there are any, so people can at least make sense of where he’s coming from and treat his contributions in the spirit of that disclosure.

    • There are two obsessive freaks on Frank Report. The worst one is the old Pakistani freak who defends Kristin Crook like he knows what she was doing in the cult. He weaves narratives he wants to be true because he is a sad superfan and can’t fathom that she is not squeaky clean. Shadowstate’s obsession is apparently due to rejection from the one he lusts over. Perhaps if Kreuk told SOS to fuck off, he would be the paki version of shadowstate. When men had balls, the world was better.

  • Shadow is an evil man who has nothing better to do but to waste people’s time with stuff about Allison Mack. He’s such a fanboy more than the rest.

    Screw you Shadow cunt!

  • But if that is not possible give them back their abuse measure for measure. Show Raniere and Mack and Cruella Bronfman that we will not give in to their bullying.

    Bullies hate nothing more than being bullied back.

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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