Super-Creepy Video: Allison Mack sings at Nxivm baby shower

Here is a link to a 2014 Vimeo video of Allison Mack singing – and Siobhan Hotaling accompanying her on guitar and providing background vocals.

In light of what we now know, this video is more than a little creepy.

The performance is at a baby shower – the baby evidently being the child of Sarah Edmondson.  The song Mack – who gave up acting to sing and oversee a secret sorority (led by a man) that branded women on their pubic region – is called Lullaby – sung originally, I understand, by a group called the Dixie Chicks.

What is so creepy about this Mack video is that it features a ‘who’s who’ of Nxivm leaders – including Nancy and Lauren Salzman, who, like Mack, will be testifying against their Vanguard; the late Pam Cafritz and Barbara Jeske, and DOS slave leaders Monica Duran, Dani Padila and Rosa Laura Junco, and longtime Nxivm leader Esther Chiappone Carlson.

In fairness to Edmondson, she was in Nxivm heart and soul five years ago, and it was natural for her to have a baby shower with her close friends in Albany. When she turned – when she woke up or made the full realization that Raniere is a stinker, she turned hard and thoroughly and sought to expose him  – heart and soul.

She turned against a number of the women enablers of Nxivm seen in the pictures.

In particular she turned against Lauren Salzman who was her DOS slave master and who deceived and surprised her into being branded.

Edmondson lived in Vancouver, and ran the Nxivm center there. She likely saw a lot less of the sinister designs and machinations of the Nxivm group – certainly a lot less than the women of Albany who she is seen with in the video.

In 2017, Edmondson left Nxivm and had a significant role in the cult’s takedown.

She is, to date, the only woman to publicly show her DOS brand – which she did to a photographer at the New York Times.  Before that, she provided Frank Report with powerful and insightful information to help expose and take down the cult.

Sarah’s revealing information to me, once published, allowed many DOS slaves to escape and prompted scores of non-branded Nxivm members to quit, appalled by  revelations on Frank Report which in turn helped caused Nxivm – at least in the USA and Canada – to crater.

The reason I am publishing pictures from the video – which is actually a sound track of Mack singing and a series of photographs – is to give readers a glimpse of Albany Nxivm – what it looked like back on January 24, 2014 – when Nxivm was at or near its pinnacle.

Of course, Raniere, who ran it all, was not present – yet he is in spirit. One can feel his eerie and ugly presence in some of the baby outfits and the vacant gazes of some of the women.

Below are some of the pictures Allison chose to accompany her dulcet tones.  There are 66 pictures. Allison appears in about a dozen of them.  It’s possible that soon after I publish this post, someone will remove the Vimeo video, so I took the trouble to capture the video, so it will not be lost to the world.


A baby shower is usually attended by only women. This baby shower was held before DOS, which was also supposed to be only women – but as Allison Mack and Lauren Salzman admitted – it was secretly led by a man.

Long time Raniere wingwoman and harem member Karen Unterreiner [l] and future DOS slave Dani Padilla.

Sarah Edmondson with the late Barbara Jeske. Barb was to die about 9 months after this photograph was taken. Raniere handled her treatment. Lamentably, he misdiagnosed her cancer as carpel tunnel syndrome, which led to a delay in her treatment. But all’s well that end’s well. Jeske was induced to sign over all her assets to Raniere making out a last minute will in his favor.

Talk about super-creepy. The late Pamela Cafritz poses next to a baby outfit – that seems to sum up the philosophy of Raniere. At the shower, apparently the women had stencils and pens and printed messages on the baby outfits. 


Lauren Salzman busily stencils a slogan on a baby outfit.
Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack are pleased with her clever work.
Actually, a lot of what happened in Albany wound up on the Frank Report – and later in court filings by the DOJ. Just ask Lauren.

Allison Mack with future DOS slave Dani Padilla. Dani has run off to Mexico, home of her birth and is expected to testify for Raniere  -if she can do so via closed-circuit TV – that everything in DOS was adult and consensual. Allison is expected to testify to the opposite.


One of the great weapons of Nxivm was that the women do look normal, intelligent and attractive. Behind the smiles were plenty of secrets: First and foremost is that a monster named Keith Alan Raniere was their leader.
Future DOS slaves, Monica Duran [l] and Rosa Laura Junco [r]. Little did they know that within a few years they would be branded and outed as slaves to their master, Raniere – and that he – their glorious one – would be arrested. Both women reportedly have fled to Mexico. Their Vanguard is hoping the judge will allow them to testify via closed circuit TV. 
Women of Nxivm. Esther Chiappone Carlson holds a computer on her lap.


Karen Unterreiner was the longest-serving harem member for Raniere. She dates back to the late 1970s. She knew him before he was Vanguard and just a run of the mill pedo and sex perv. Little did Karen know that the woman hugging her – Sarah Edmondson – would be an architect in ending her servitude to Raniere.


Allison appears in many of the pictures.


Allison sings accompanied by her flunky and future slave Siobhan Hotaling.

Pam Cafritz was Raniere’s leading pimp and wing woman – often working hard to get her master women and girls for his sexual mentoring. Since Pam was bisexual, she had certain fringe benefits in her work. She holds a small stone as Allison looks on. After Pam died Allison took over as Raniere’s chief pimp. Together, Allison and Raniere devised a fool-proof plan to get Raniere all the women (and possibly girls) he could ever need. It was called DOS, a woman’s sorority based on blackmail and branding – with master-slave relationships. With Allison in charge, she need only order slaves to sleep with Raniere and they had to obey. Something went wrong and now Allison is facing years in prison.

In the long run it is hard to say who fared better Pam or Allison. Pam was diagnosed with cancer. Raniere undertook her treatment, prescribing a milky white drink for Pam to consume. The treatment somehow failed, but it ended well for Raniere. Pam left her entire estate to Raniere – some $8 million.

From Pimp to Shining Pimp? Allison has a stone in her hand. Is it one that Pam passed on to her?

Nancy Salzman was president of Nxivm and no gathering could be complete without her. They called her Prefect. Now she has completely turned on Raniere. She cut herself a plea deal – and likely among all the Nxivm defendants, she will serve the least amount of prison time. Yet, ironically, next to Keith, she is the one most responsible – for building and preserving Nxivm, If Keith was the father, Nancy was the mother of Nxivm, the woman who induced most of the women to join and remain in Nxivm. 


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  • My Will Is Stronger Than Yours– what a weird thing to print on a baby’s onesie! Ranieri’s “philosophy”, from what I can gather, was a mishmash of half-baked Nietzsche and pseudo-Buddhism, cobbled together with a bit of careerist motivational speaker harangue and some pop psychology as the whipped topping. Never mind that Nietzsche loathed Buddhism and that careerist go-getting is utterly at odds with Zen quietism. It’s all utter nonsense. Why anybody would fall for this sort of sophomoric philosophizing is beyond me, or believe his claims to be a genius after listening to him for two minutes. And yet his followers weren’t ignorant rubes.

  • What a gaggle of self righteous, deceptive, lying, power hungry, brain washed people. This is the crowd I would never hang around.

  • Sarah Edmondson’s wedding. Ally Wack sings at the end. Lots of NXIVM freaks present. Can you spot how many? Names?

    • I don’t want to read into anything but “what happens in Albany stays in Albany” sounds like an “anchor baby rights” motto…and grounds for paternity testing. 😀

  • Wow, that video is so incredible disturbing when you know the back stories of all the women involved and what was going on at the time the video was shot.

    I felt like I was watching a remake of Rosemary’s Baby except it was real.

  • Surprised it took you so long to find that video. Why don’t you also post Sarah’s wedding video. Then your readers can play spot the cult members, although we know sadly a few on here are only interested in their celebrity obsession. Hint to Shadow and Bouroux, watch to the end.

    BTW, The Unncover podcast said that Sarah and Anthony were actually going to move to Albany until Sarah realized that it was Alllison’s initials branded on her pussy. Wonder if it had been her own initials along side her Vanguard if she would still have taken offense and left the cult.

    • If she really said that, i advice sarah to decide about what happened once and for all…because it was a matter of Raniere’s Initial.

      Tony Natalie said in an interview in may 2018 (i think) that it unlikely that it was Allison’s initial as Raniere is not sharing (But what does Tony know about Raniere…It’s not like she lived with the guy.Wait, she did!).

      • I wouldn’t for a second be skeptical of a NXIVM or former NXIVM member. They being so ethical.

    • Anonymous, in the CBC Radio interviews, Sarah says she made a very poor slave-master, and she never felt comfortable ordering people around. So it looks like she didn’t have it in her to carve her initials on anyone.

  • “In light of what we now know, this video is more than a little creepy.”

    Is there anything about NXIVM that is not creepy?

    “Pam Cafritz was Raniere’s leading pimp and wing woman – often working hard to get her master women and girls for his sexual mentoring. Since Pam was bisexual she had certain fringe benefits in her work. She holds a small stone as Allison looks on. After Pam died Allison took over as Raniere’s chief pimp.”

    Is there any doubt with these pictures and this video that Allison Mack damn well knew that Pam Caffritz was Raniere’s Chief Pimp?
    And as Cafritz slowly faded away Allison Mack and Lauren Salzman competed tooth and nail, fang and claw to replace Cafritz as Chief Pimp.
    Allison Mack an.d Lauren Salzman knew damned well what they were doing.
    Mack and Salzman are LIARS when they act as if they were brainwashed into being Pimps.
    They are lying to save their rotten hides.

    And while we are on the subject of Cafritz’s bisexuallity, Pam used the sex slaves to quench her own thirst for lesbian sex.
    And the bisexual Allison Mack did the same after she became Chief Pimp.
    Allison Mack benefited by having the free use of the female slaves when Raniere was not using them.
    Allison Mack had the same fringe benefit as the bisexual Pam Cafritz.
    But Allison Mack the LIAR will pretend that only Raniere profited from the free use of the harem.

    NXIVM DOS was a lesbian sex cult that benefited the Vanguard and his Chief Pimps, Pam Cafritz and Allison Mack.

    • What a clown you are…
      If we go by this , what about Sarah Edmonson…After all, she invited all those people so she must know each of them.

      But of course, that doesn’t fit your usual “It’s Allison who is behind everything” agenda.

      You once again go with fake info there …it’s just in your head. Nothing show that Allison benefited of any sexual advantage at any point.
      The court documents and proof are absolutely not going that direction.

      Once again, could you please keep your disgusting fantasm for you.

      • “Once again, could you please keep your disgusting fantasm for you”

        I will make sure that no Hollywood executive will ever dream of hiring Allison Mack.
        Maybe gullible government attorneys might buy her BS story of being a victim but the American public does not.
        No one wants to see a sadistic woman who tortures and enslaves other women.
        And there are only a thousand stories in the mainstream media accusing Allison Mack of branding and enslaving women.

    • I get the impression from this that Shadow thinks a sex cult and sex slaves are worse if it involves lesbians rather than straight sex.

  • Ummm…hello CREEPY AS HELL. Is this like Heaven’s Gate 2.0? Cuz I’m never giving you up. Barf

    There was another good gospel singer, moved many people to tears as he preached the word. Handsome, charasmatic and played a top of the line Gibson Les Paul.

    His name was Vernon Howell. Although you probably know him by his other name. DAVID KORESH

    The Devil doesn’t come with a pitchfork, red scaly skin, and the smell of brimstone. He comes in whatever form you desire most – – Power, Money, Fame, Family, Love

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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.” 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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