Did Allison Mack Groom Her Slave Nicole for Sex Trafficking? — And What About the Eight Year Old Girl?

By Shadow State

In the business of sex trafficking, experts have a very loose definition of what constitutes “grooming.”

Permit me to cite some definitions:

What is grooming and how does it work?

“Grooming is a process used by people with a sexual interest in children (or adult women as the case may be) to prepare a child for sexual abuse. It is often very carefully planned and it can take place over weeks, months or even years.”

The process of “grooming” can take a long time

“Here’s what you need to know about grooming.

1. Anyone can be a victim.

No one is immune to grooming, though some are more susceptible than others — including minors, “because of their naivete.”


2. It often starts with friendship.
Groomers don’t jump right into abuse, which is often sexual; they begin with building a friendship.

3. Perpetrators use favors and promises to build trust.
Initial friendliness typically encourages the victim to let down their guard and think of the perpetrator as a mentor, benefactor, romantic interest, or friend.

4. Grooming can be difficult to distinguish from romance.

The slow process of building trust and establishing secrecy as normal can make it hard for both victims and victims’ acquaintances to recognize grooming for what it is.

What is grooming?

Grooming is when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.
Children and young people who are groomed can be sexually abused, exploited or trafficked.

Was Allison Mack Grooming Nicole?

From reading the story of Nicole, who was a DOS slave of Allison Mack’s, it is clear to me that Mack was grooming this young woman for sex with Raniere.

She was using her bogus acting school “The Source” to recruit and groom young women for sex with Raniere. Nicole was one such unlucky target.

Sex Trafficking Does Not Need the Exchange of Money

“Sex trafficking involves some form of forced or coerced sexual exploitation that is not limited to prostitution, and has become a significant and growing problem in both the United States and the larger global community. The costs to society include the degradation of human and women’s rights, ”

”It is important to note that sex trafficking and prostitution are not synonymous and that prostitution is simply one type of work performed by victims of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is an umbrella term that may include commercial sex work such as prostitution, but also pornography, exotic dancing, stripping, live sex shows, mail-order brides, military prostitution, and sexual tourism. Although victims of sex trafficking can be of any age and of either sex, the majority are women and adolescent girls. Although many nations have outlawed the trafficking of females.”


In other words, Raniere did not have to pay money to either Nicole or Allison Mack for there to have been sex trafficking. Mack did not have to pay money to Nicole,

In my opinion, Allison Mack is a sex trafficker as well as a pimp – under the current definitions of sex trafficking.

And Mack’s reported bizarre behavior with an eight year old, girl gymnast in Clifton Park is suspicious. It looks like she might have been grooming that girl for eventual sex with Raniere or Mack herself.

Transcript of interview with neighbor who claims Allison Mack molested 8 year old girl”


Let’s review the interview one more time, shall we:

Frank Parlato: Allison was trying to interview an 8 or 9 year old girl who was trying to be a gymnast?

Allison Mack’s Neighbor: Yes. She even told me I should get into doing a blog. That’s what she was doing with the girl – a video blog.

FP: Allison?

Neighbor: Yeah.

F: And she wanted to videotape this girl?

N: Yeah. She was videotaping the girl…. The girl was doing these little gymnast things.

F: Did you think it was suspicious at all?

N: It was creepy. Very creepy.

F: That is very creepy because you know Keith Raniere had a predilection for little girls.

N: I saw her feel the 8-year old up.

F: Whoa!…  Could you say that again? You saw her feel the 8-year girl old up?

N: Yes.

F: Where were you?

N: We were up off of Independence [a street near where Raniere and Mack lived].  She was up on [a certain private area in the area] and they were sitting there and I was walking [with my dog] and we were coming back and I was wondering what she was doing. I did not know who she was at the time. I did not know who she was until November and then I was like, ‘Oh that’s who that girl is.’ But they were sitting there and I just said “Hi” and … I went up to be nice to them. We started talking and she was trying to quick-end the conversation so she could get back to what she was doing.

F: With this 8-year-old?

N: Yeah, And at one point, she was next to the 8-year-old and she turned around and went like that up the girl’s chest.  [the neighbor mimic Allison feeling the girl’s chest].

F: Allison?

N: Allison did that, yeah.

F: Maybe she’s a perv too.

N: Yeah, she is obviously.

F: Could you have been mistaken? Could it have been a push or friendly playful thing?

N: It didn’t look like that

F: Why didn’t you call the police?

[He explained how he had a bad experience once before on an unrelated matter involving adults when he called the police to report a crime and the police were not friendly and almost tried to turn it around on him.  I certainly could not argue too hard against this, since this is especially true for whistle-blowers against NXIVM – they are usually the ones who got into trouble in the Albany area.]



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  • Re Absolute Hearsay, And What About the Eight Year Old Girl?”

    Everyone reading this article should know that the “narrative” of the eight year old girl is taken from interview conducted by telephone.

    The United States Supreme Court has ruled that an interview such as the one being referred to by the corespondent is hearsay.

    There are exceptions to the Hearsay Laws under rule 803. However, this interview held up by the correspondent Shadowstate, has no legal standing in the United States criminal court system.

    Side note: I am sure that the interviewer of the witness in question vetted the witness and believed the witness’s story fully.

  • This article starts off by defining grooming. Following the first link, the definition is:

    “Grooming is about making a child think that sex with the offender is normal or that they have no choice. Offenders do this by building a relationship and emotional connection with the child.

    This relationship can take different forms.

    They could try to convince the young person that they are in a loving relationship as boyfriend or girlfriend.
    They might become a mentor to the young person, making them think they are someone who can help them or teach them things.
    Sometimes they will become a dominant figure in a young person’s life, perhaps by having a relationship with their parent or caregiver.”

    Oddly, this is then applied to the case of Niclole. Who is not a child, but an adult. So it seems that this was not a case of grooming at all. It couldn’t be, since grooming is something and exploitative adult does to a child.

    Take a look at the three specifics the cited article lists: acting like a boyfriend or girlfriend. Being in a teaching role. And forging a relationship with a parent. All of these things are usually completely innocent and innocuous; they are all, in fact, good things.

    What makes them grooming and illegal is if they are done inappropriately to a child.

    But Nicole was not a child.

    “Grooming” is a buzzword. It’s redundant. Molesting a child is the crime, buzzwords are not needed. Extortion and sex trafficking and sexual assault are crimes, “grooming” adds nothing to this.

  • What about they little girl that is seen dancing with the mexican nxvium team at one of they vanguards birthday?
    They one where Emiliano Salinas and his sister Cecilia are dancing on green shirts.

    I wonder who was that little girl and if Keith was looking at her.

  • Shadow casts a dark and ugly shadow. Ban him. He’s a bad one. Allison is a fool yes and a betrayer. True. But when she was with Keith she was trying to help women with their elementals. Stop Shadow. You are a terrible fool. End your madness. Learn about Raniere and one day you may join us. Have you heard of St. Paul ? He persecuted too and later learned the truth. You need your own metanoia. Grow Shadow. And join us.

    • “Shadow casts a dark and ugly shadow. Ban him.”

      The truth hurts, doesn’t it Pea, aka Nicki?
      I never advocated banning you Pea or your non-sensical advocacy of sex between adults and children.
      Swill coming straight from the Vanguard’s mouth and ardently believed by both you and Allison.
      “But when she was with Keith she (Allison) was trying to help women with their elementals.

      Allison was trying to turn women into sex slaves.
      Allison was trying to set back women a thousand years.
      “Grow Shadow. And join us.”

      Yes, Luke, join the Dark Side of the Force. I am your Master Darth Vader.”

    • He’s going away for a long, long time. He is no prophet. No Saint. And no one will ever be studying him except maybe some psychiatrists.

      He is a very dangerous person, and you keep reminding the world of that.

      Take a cold shower, slap yourself, and come back to reality.

      You got conned and tied up in word salad, or whatever we call it.

    • “Allison did not groom anyone. She tried to teach women.”

      Allison Mack tried to teach women to be good obedient sex slaves.
      And that is part of sex trafficking.
      And of course you condemn Allison as a sex trafficker with your comment, Pea aka Nicki,.

  • We know Allison accepted NXIVM’S aka Keith’s myopic worldview which suspended critical thinking and we know Keith floated openly his permissive attitude on adults having sex with children soooo why isn’t it believable enthralled Allison was seen being inappropriate with a child?

  • Shadowstate,

    Two things:

    1. Regarding the 8 girl and Allison Mack; There has never been any corroborating evidence or testimony indicating Allison Mack ever engaged in the activitity that the neighbor alleges.

    I doubt Frank Parlato believes in the truth of the witnesses story in hindsight.

    After all Frank has not pursued it any farther or reprinted it.

    2. The crimes that Allison Mack actually committed or admitted to are the ones you should stick to like the crimes involving Nicole, India, and the other Dos women of Mack’s pod.

    You lose credibility, when you post and promote hearsay such as the eyewitness account of Allison Mack with a most likely fictitious 8 year old.

    Liberal’s attackTrump with hearsay all of the time. How is that working out for them? Do the Liberals have any credibility with you anymore?

    Stick to concrete facts and truth!

    • “After all Frank has not pursued it any farther or reprinted it.”

      Frank is a reporter and has no authority to pursue the issue further.
      That is up to law enforcement authorities.
      “The crimes that Allison Mack actually committed or admitted to ”

      You are ignoring the very specific testimony of “Nicole” which occurred in court and under oath.

      • Shadowstate,

        Two things again:

        1. I clearly stated that Allison Mack is guilty of the crimes involving Nicole.

        2. Your evidence, the transcript of Frank’s interview that Frank conducted with the neighbor over the telephone is considered hearsay in court.

        Who is the neighbor?

        You do not even know who the neighbor is. What is the credibility of your eye witness?

        The FBI and DOJ uncovered no corroborating evidence or testimony from witnesses linking Allison Mack to child molestation. Nothing regarding Allison Mack and child molestion came out before, during, or after trial.

        The witness that Frank interviewed was never subpoenaed in a court of law under oath or even signed an affidavit under the pains and penalties of perjury. There is no legal record of the testimony of the witness that Frank interviewed.

        Did you know that when someone agrees to a plea bargain they have to admit all of their crimes; And if they leave any crimes out the plea bargain becomes null and void i.e. thrown out?

        You are spreading hearsay as fact and truth.

        • You don’t know whether the FBI has subpoenaed the neighbor or not.
          The FBI does not publicize what they learn in an investigation until they issue an indictment.
          Nor do they discuss grand jury testimony.
          At the very least “Nicole’s” testimony exposes Allison Mack as a sex trafficking skunk.

          Allison Mack groomed her acting student “Nicole” to be sex trafficked.

          “Did you know that when someone agrees to a plea bargain they have to admit all of their crimes;”

          Do you believe that people in plea bargains never, never, never tell lies?
          Do you believe that people in plea bargains never, never, never omit information?

          Do you believe that Clare Bronfman told about all of the crimes she committed in her plea bargain?
          Do you believe that Nancy Salzman told about all of the crimes she committed in her plea bargain?

          Niceguy, I’ve got a nice bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

          • Shadowstate, the only nice thing I can say to you is you’re consistently cantankerous, bravo! Bravo!

          • Shadow enough already with Mack. How about dishing about some local events, like Chicago’s poluce chief being found drunk and asleep at the wheel of his vehicle in the wee wee hours of the morning?

  • That article was just bs speculation and should never have even been written, leave it to shadow to think everything on here is facts though even though its been proven in court there are a lot of false allegations on here

    • That article was based on the court testimony of “Nicole” combined with contemporary definitions of what constitutes sex trafficking.
      I believe that Nicole’s testimony is true.
      Only one person gets to control “Nicole”‘s body.
      Allison Mack has no right to pimp out “Nicole” to Keith Raniere or anyone else.

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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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