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.
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.
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.
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.