Bangkok: Allison Mack has nothing left but NXIVM – and won’t give that up for a plea deal

She gave up fame and fortune to follow her Vanguard and help sex traffic Nicole for him.

By One night in Bangkok

With regard to Allison Mack not taking a plea deal, it has nothing to do with Keith ‘controlling’ her.

That’s way too simple of an explanation and doesn’t give Allison enough credit as a human being, even if she’s a small brained human being.

Keith likely does control her to some degree still, but that’s NOT the reason she’s balking at a plea deal.

Allison was a TV star.

Allison was very rich at one time.

Allison had fame, fortune and adoring fans showering her with attention.

Allison had the life that most girls dream about.

However… Regardless of WHY she chose to join NXIVM and give all that up, the REAL POINT is that her fame and fortune are a thing of the past and are NEVER coming back.

In essence, Allison SACRIFICED her entire life for the ‘status’ bestowed upon her at NXIVM. The ‘price’ she paid for this ‘status’ was her TV career, her fame, her money, her endorsements, and her respectable Hollywood friends.

The reason Allison didn’t take a plea deal is because all her chips were ALREADY pushed into the pot long before her indictment came. Once a person is “ALL-IN” (in poker), there’s no backing out.

The VERY MOMENT she gave up her fame and fortune (to NXIVM), she essentially became “ALL-IN” at that moment, or in other words, she pushed all her chips into the pot and her fate became tied to Keith and NXIVM’s fate.

This isn’t true with the other defendants, who were mostly just “broke” and “unknown” losers before joining NXIVM and didn’t sacrifice much for their status (other than wasted time). That’s precisely why the government will have an easier time flipping Lauren compared to Allison.

FACT: Even if Keith didn’t control her anymore, Allison would still be ALL-IN and her fate would still be tied to NXIVM’s fate.

NXIVM may be lying in ruins right now but it’s still the ONLY thing she has left which gives her any type of status in this world. I also suspect that Allison believes she’ll be financially taken care of forever by NXIVM benefactors if she stands by Vanguard.

There’s still an ‘upside’ for Allison.

If she gets convicted of the lesser charges (not the sex slave charges), she’ll only be facing around 3 years in prison according to sentencing guidelines, which she’ll gladly endure for the privilege of not throwing away the only thing that gives her status in this world —- NXIVM and its wealthy benefactors.

What about cutting a plea deal, doing minor prison time and then marrying a wealthy guy?

I doubt that any wealthy guy would wish to marry such a high profile “ ex-sex slaver” since who would want their future kids to have a mom that did prison time for being a sex slaver?

Plus her cankles are disgusting and no wealthy guy would want her, especially after her TV fame is gone.

She needs to Google “ankle liposuction” or “cankle reduction surgery” ASAP.

Fact: Allie DOES have control over her fat cankles BECAUSE liposuction surgery is available for cankle reduction. Try googling “Cankle Reduction Surgery” or “Ankle Liposuction”.

As an aside… I’ve never seen Heidi, nor any other woman, argue against the 1,000,000+ Tweets attempting to body shame the president, LOL, nor any other male figure.

Nor have I seen any woman on this site argue against the many comments on this blog which body shame Keith Raniere and his pudgy/fat body, along with his limp & flaccid noodle.

Thus, what’s fair for men should be equally fair for women since I believe in equality between men and women.

If we take Heidi’s logic to its ultimate conclusion, she’s ‘implying’ that women are too mentally fragile to receive criticism about their bodies but men are not mentally fragile. Thus, she’s actually implying that men are mentally stronger than women – which is the opposite of true equality.

Methinks the same rules should apply between men and women.

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  • The chances that Allison will only be convicted of minor charges are so slim that
    this possibility seems absolutely ridiculous. There is so much more on charges.

  • Pretty sure she’s not even getting a chance at a plea deal. They have everything needed (including her own testimony) to fry her. Like I said in another post, her course of following KAR will continue for some time. Maybe, just maybe in many years hence, she’ll change. I believe it’s possible. But for now and even a few years to come, she’ll keep her lot thrown in with the world’s most manipulative man.

  • Very interesting perspective, Bangkok, but I must disagree. I think she’s still under KAR’s control and thinking of a life with him after this is all over is what keeps her going. She would not take any plea deal that meant turning against him even though it was that kind of plea that could have allowed her a chance at resuming her career at a later date. Americans love a redemption story. The heroine/hero gets knocked down and fights their way back to respectability and more roles. I believe Allison swallowed everything NXVIM threw her way and was and remains a true believer. She is not a victim; isn’t that what they preached. This hardship has come her way because she drew it to her (is what she believes) and she will come out on the other side stronger.

    I don’t think Allison Mack even entertains that a guilty verdict could possibly be returned against any of them – that’s how blind she has become. It’s a shame she was so susceptible to the mind-control and is still living it.

  • I’m sure a few fan boys here would love to latch their mouth onto her cankles and suck all the fat right out of them. “Fanboycanklosuction”

        • Scott, you try so hard to bait others; yet, as one rightly described, it is drivel that emanates from your text.
          And I do not require you to be my.back handed Knight in shining armor.

          I have never, thought, nor think now, of myself as a victim. What I was sold was an illusory bill of goods that had no substance.

          Everyone, even you, is trying to sell others on something whether it is a religion, philosophy, political ideology, etc.

          What it boils down to is control over others.

          A healthy psyche feels no need to dominate others.

          No, I am not saying Keith et al are mentally ill. He is just a rotten, grubby piker who has always been jealous of what the other guys have that he doesn’t so he devised, well copped, a time-worn method to use, and abuse, others for his own gain, both sexual and monetarily.
          Nancy, Claire, Sara, and others aided and abetted him. I doubt they ever had a healthy moral code to begin with.

          I did. I chafed at the bit continually. I wasn’t a good cult member in their eyes.
          As I told someone not too long ago poverty is a harsh mistress thus I was never going to submit to gjving my life to them.

          I survived. That is how I term it. Victimology is a crutch many use. I don’t.
          I need no such crutch.

      • Then I am flattered….I guess.
        Ummm I am lower case g.
        Frank gave me the golden upper case G and when I spied it I was gob smacked.

        I’m just little ol’me, circling the drain. Little g.

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