In Defense of Allison Mack

Whether some readers like it or not, Allison Mack is the poster girl for Nxivm.

Some readers think Frank Report publishes too many stories about her. She had it all, was a star and, as much or more than anybody in Nxivm, she threw it all away. She contrasts very interestingly to her co-star, Kristin Kreuk, who recruited her and yet managed to escape pretty much unscathed – while Allison fell to total destruction.

Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack.

This is why Allison is so much more fascinating as a case study than Lauren Salzman or Kathy Russell, women who also destroyed themselves for Raniere. The difference is they were obscure; they never rose higher than their jobs at Nxivm.

But Mack had risen to fame and fortune before she joined. She had made success on her own.  She was not an heiress or trust fund baby.

She got her fame and money herself through her own talent, looks and hard work.  She was beloved by hundreds of thousands – maybe millions –  of fans – and as a nice girl – a beloved star. And she eagerly gave it all up.

What is it in the human mind or spirit that can take success and crush it like that – to go from success to failure – by following a persuasive psychopath?

Could there be some lessons in this?

Like it or not, Mack is the one we use to learn about the human mind and perhaps its spirit. For with the possible exception of the odious and ugly-spirited Clare Bronfman – she had the most and threw away the most.

Clare, however, seems to have been a “born -ugly” spirit. Maybe Allison is too – but with Allison there is doubt.

Maybe she is not ugly inside but was somehow corrupted.  If she was good and became enslaved, then corrupted, then the scope of our study is greater. If good can be converted to evil – – by evil [Raniere] – then we should study Allison to understand how it happened.

And if good was turned to doing evil – while keeping some of the good – or even most of the good, then we need to consider that also.

If, like most people, Allison was a mixture of good intentions and selfishness – of love, as well as greed – then it’s fascinating to consider how an average person was turned by Raniere into one who did harm while thinking she was doing good.

Was this error merely a product of being stupid and weak? Basically uneducated? Essentially unsure of herself and willing to be dependent on another to guide her and, by some bad fortune, she picked the worst possible guru?

She seems to have, at times, absolute faith that she was doing good and that the crazy and dishonest means she employed at his behest – always at his behest – were justified for the great and noble ends she thought she was working towards – for the Nxivm mission and her master, Raniere.

In this performance of seemingly crazy deeds, we should not forget how Raniere’s women reinforced his methods – also at his behest.

How Allison was recruited and then kept in line by other Raniere women and how she in time kept other women in line. Did all of them think they were working for a great mission?

Did Nancy Salzman know she was doing evil? Or was she thinking there was some evil in every good and great mission? If this is true of Nancy, the president of Nxivm, then is it true also of Allison Mack?

Of course, Allison may have been all-bad, as some readers think. And there are others who believe she might be all victim – despite her foul deeds.

As one of them writes, “Raniere had collateral on her too” and so everything she did after he had collateral was coercive – as much as any DOS slave.

There may be truth in that. We never heard Allison’s side other than her allocution before Judge Garaufis when she pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy and avoided sex trafficking charges.

She said, in part, [in Brooklyn federal court, on April 8, 2019 {she was arrested on April 20, 2018}]:

“This past year has been one of introspection and self-examination, but, also, a year of understanding and acceptance. It has been a year of looking at what I had done for the past ten years, looking at my relationships with other members of NXIVM, friends, family, and associates, looking closely at the decisions I made, the people I trusted, and, more importantly, those who placed their trust in me. And having done so, I am prepared to take responsibility for acts in which I was involved, some of which I now recognize were wrong.

“…  I dedicated years of my life to an organization in which I and others truly believed, NXIVM. In the course of my time with NXIVM, I became close with many individuals, many of whom are wonderful people, and some of whom I now realize are not.

“But relevant here, I became close with Keith Raniere. I joined NXIVM first to find purpose. I was lost and I wanted to find a place, a community in which I would feel comfortable. Over time, I truly believed that I had found a group of individuals who believed, as I did, and who were interested in trying to become better people and in doing so make those around them better. And when I came to that realization, misguided though it was, my purpose shifted from trying to help myself to helping other people. Through it all, I believed that Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people, and that my adherence to his system of beliefs would help empower others and help them.

“I was wrong. And I now realize that I and others engaged in criminal conduct. My misguided beliefs and dedication of what I believed were the principles underlying NXIVM, Keith Raniere’s teachings, resulted in my agreeing to support the criminal enterprise….”

She goes on to admit the facts of her crimes, of how she joined DOS, a “secret society founded by, developed by, and ultimately led by Raniere.”

And that, “At Raniere’s direction, I and other women sought to recruit other women to join DOS.”

She admitted she took collateral, “which could have been embarrassing and personally damaging to [the women] or others, if released.”

She admitted she “knowingly and intentionally obtained the labor and services” from two women who were her “slaves.”

She admitted she “worked with others and devised a scheme to …. [conceal] Keith Raniere’s role as the head of DOS and characterized DOS as a women’s only organization, knowing that Keith Raniere was the head of the organization.”

She concluded with an apology:

“I am very sorry for the victims of this case. I am also very sorry for the harm that I caused to my family. They are good people who I have hurt through my misguided adherence to Keith Raniere’s teachings. I apologize to them from the bottom of my heart, and I am truly very sorry for what I have done. Through this plea and the help of others, I have begun the process of healing and repairing the relationships in my life.

“I wish to thank the Court, Your Honor, the prosecutors, my lawyers, and, most importantly, my family for their role in this process. I know that I am and will be a better person as a result of this.”

Allison Mack outside court on December 6, 2018

Based on her allocution, if we take her at her word, it is possible to conclude that she is not just a criminal, but a victim.

Suppose that, like she said in her allocution, she actually meant to do good and threw away her acting career – not for solely selfish reasons – but because she thought that this was her chance to do good – to go beyond the shallow life she thought she led – of seeking fame and money — and do something worthy – something historic, and perhaps immortal – like Raniere claimed?

Suppose she was swept away by Raniere and he fooled her. To the extent that she actually believed, was not her intention good?  And to the extent that she had human emotions like jealousy and greed – – perhaps because she was personally enamored of Raniere and wanted him more for herself – was she not just a fallible human?

Did she exhibit normal, human faults like jealousy and selfishness, within the context of trying to do good?

Because she believed in DOS [because she believed in Raniere] she was cruel to her “slaves” – women she thought she was trying to help. She might have thought her cruelty was “tough love” – that they needed discipline for their sake. She may not have enjoyed it.

Perhaps she enjoyed it a little, but still, did she only enjoy it in the context of that it was done for the women’s own good?

Would she not have enjoyed the power, if she were not a true believer in the worthiness of the mission and Raniere’s greatness – constantly reinforced by the other women – whenever she had doubts?

Because she is human and imperfect, the results of her intention was checkered – like most people in the world.  The difference is she followed a psychopath and, perhaps, it is likely, she did not know it.

If she had followed a good man with the same intentions she had in Nxivm might she have done good in the world?

Could she have been a force for good, if Raniere was good? That same obedience, that same willingness to help and put her energy and devotion into a cause – could that have led to good instead of harm – if Raniere had been good?

Is it possible that, just the opposite of Raniere’s pronouncement that, “there are no ultimate victims”, that all who followed him were ultimately victims and he was the only true criminal in Nxivm? [I might have to add with the possible exception of Clare Bronfman, who seems to, like Raniere, enjoy hurting people.]

Maybe Allison enjoyed hurting others. Maybe she enjoyed being called “Pimp Mack”. Maybe she thought it was funny or a sign that she was serving Raniere well.

We know Raniere is evil.  But we do not really know – at least I do not know – if Mack is evil. She might be pure victim and, if she is, she must be exonerated.

And, if she is part victim and part perpetrator, then she, like the others of Nxivm, must come to learn – as she claims she has – and, hopefully, become a better person – like she said she hoped to become.

For there will be life after Nxivm for Allison Mack and Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell – and everyone, it seems, except Raniere [who will likely be caged for the rest of his days].  And there is justice in that. That he alone will spend most, or all of the rest of his life in prison.

And, if there is life renewed for those who have been caught and will be punished, then people of good conscience would want their lives to be one of healing and second chances.

Finally, for those who do not wish to read about Allison Mack, I try to make it simple. I put her name in the headline. This way, those who do not want to read about her can easily avoid it. Of course, there are many who want to read about her. Her name in a headline ensures a large audience and new readers too. Some of them stick around to read other stories on Frank Report.

In one respect, Allison Mack is doing a little good for Frank Report, growing the audience. And it is ironic: The very blog that exposed her first in DOS and, as some think, helped get her out of Nxivm, she is helping a little in return.

It’s fair. Why, but for the Frank Report, Mack might still be in Nxivm, following Raniere, doing his evil and perhaps thinking she is doing good in the world.

If she goes to prison even for five years [and hopefully, she won’t go that long], it is still better than her spending 10 or 20 years in Nxivm and harming the world and herself for decades, even if she thought she was actually doing good.

 

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Frank Parlato

Frank Report’s founder and lead writer Frank Parlato is one of the internet’s most decorated investigative journalists. His writing and investigations have helped expose major criminal organizations and scandals.

Frank’s work has been cited in major publications all over the world, including The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CNN, Rolling Stone, and more.

He is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, Front Page and the South Buffalo News.

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  • Hi Frank — Do you think you could label your sources as A, B, C, etc. so that we can see which of your sources ends up being more reliable or trustworthy. Which one told you that Nicki Clyne was an informer? Who told you Allison started sleeping with Keith in 2012? I recall Susan Dones as saying that Mark H took the 5 day first, liked it and so then Kruek followed. Also didn’t someone else say that Hildy was pressured to bring his girlfriend in. Even if they did take the course at the same time, that wouldn’t preclude MH having been the one to convince his girl at the time to come.

    • I do not know if Mark and Kristin took the first course together – but a certain source -who was at that first intensive – said they took the first intensive together. That source might have been wrong. Mark seems to have recruited Kristin. Mark and Kristin are not making any comments on their time in Nxivm. I have tried to get both to comment.

      • – “Mark and Kristin are not making any comments on their time in Nxivm. I have tried to get both to comment.”

        Have you actually been in contact with either of them Frank? Have you reached out to them personally or through an agent?

        You said that Kreuk’s friends were trying to get you to not talk about Kreuk as if shewas not in NXIVM and take down the articles because of her acting career. Have you actually spoken to her?

        Why are they both silent? It cannot be pure embarrassment as both stayed pro-NXIVM after so much bad publicity, including the pedophile stuff. Kreuk was even named in those revelations.

        Surely, both of them have insider information about wrongdoing, whether they participated or not. It seems incredibly unlikely they had no idea about tax evasion, money laundering etc. Both were on Necker Island where John Tigue said these financial crimes were planned on the island. Even if they were not part of the conversation, they must of known about the articles and what was said, seeing pictures of them emerged. Jane the GBD member/DOS slave said Kreuk knew about bad stuff. It seems ridiculous that they can spend a decade in the cult and not know anything.

        Their social media accounts show them pretending nothing has happened.

        • I have spoken to one of them at length. The other through a verified representative. Both want their names off of the website – as if they had nothing to do with Nxivm ever. I have declined both requests.

          • Question please. What factors determine whether you will remove someone’s name or an article? Since Mark was willing to talk to you at length, is that why you don’t write about him? Given the reasons you’ve stated for writing about others of his ilk, he would seem to be high on the list of those you feel deserve to be attacked. Were you afraid that if he lost work because of articles you published about him that he would have grounds for suing you for damages?

            If you spoke to him at length, I’m sure you pumped him for all the dirt you could squeeze out of him about his ex, but did you ask him for his insights into Allison and why she went along and so far with Raniere? Mark and Allison seemed pretty tight for awhile and spent time in that painful Simply Human group. Did he have the same feelings about AM’s mental health as Vicente did?

            Thanks

        • —Why are they both silent? —-

          Because it would backfire and be futile to try to address all the vague and unsubstantiated rumors (true or not) about what they did or knew while in Nx. Speaking up would just get more dirt thrown on them, whether they deserve it or not. If they spoke up, every headline would read: “KK and MH reveal all about their time in the Sex Cult!”

          Would you volunteer to talk to thousands of strangers about your DUI, affair, job firing or whatever…or just stay silent hoping it goes away?

          • Hello SultanOfSix, showing up uninvited, again, to lecture.

            Both of these silly individuals were big parts of NXIVM. One was more than happy to use her name to fight off the cult label, even post pedophilia facts. Neither made any effort to try and make amends, despite having a moral responsibility to do so. In fact, they cowered away and tried to have Frank Parlato, one of the architects of bringing down these evil cunts, hide them from responsibility. They made their bed, now they can lie in it. Or more likely, hide under the covers like cowards.

          • “Hello SultanOfSix, showing up uninvited, again, to lecture.”

            –Hello SultanOfSix,—wrong

            showing up uninvited,—who invited YOU?

            to lecture..—isn’t that what YOU are doing?

            When your first sentence is so wrong, you have lost all credibility.

          • Spanky, you can’t win an argument. Stop butting in, you crazy insane lunatic. Grow some balls you pussy.

    • Anonymous,

      Here is the “something”, Mark Hildreth did do…..

      ……Mark recruited Nicole, who was subsequently forced to take photographs of her genitals, and then blackmailed with said photos into having sex with Keith Raniere.

      Here are some good questions for Mark Hildreth:

      1. How much money did Mark Hildreth make off recruiting for NXIVM because he was a coach?

      2. Did Mark Hildreth apologize to Nicole and financially reimburse her for the money she spent on NXIVM?

      3. Mark Hildreth lead many down a dark path why has he not publicly made an apology to everyone he recruited?

      • 1. “How much money did Mark Hildreth make off recruiting for NXIVM because he was a coach?”

        More money then he made off of acting.

        2. “Did Mark Hildreth apologize to Nicole and financially reimburse her for the money she spent on NXIVM?”

        You’ve got to be joking!

        3. “Mark Hildreth lead many down a dark path why has he not publicly made an apology to everyone he recruited?”

        Mark Hildreth will apologize as soon as pigs fly.

        • 1. “How much money did Mark Hildreth make off recruiting for NXIVM because he was a coach?”
          More money then he made off of acting.

          Hasn’t it been made clear that coaches are “volunteered” labor. Plus, MH has lots of well paying acting work—look it up,
          But he still is a cuck…tho a lucky cuck fucking Kruck.

  • “if good was turned to doing evil – while keeping some of the good – or even most of the good, then we need to consider that also”

    Is Allison good or evil? seems to be at the heart of this argument. This is a mistaken approach that is all too common. It’s not a question of good and evil. It’s not a question of whether her intentions were pure. It’s a question of what she did.

    I don’t care a rat’s ass if Mack thought she was working for the betterment of mankind. She was having women branded after getting blackmail material on them. She’s guilty.

    Prisons are full of men who believe they didn’t do anything wrong. The guy smacking his wife around usually thinks she deserves it; he may even think it’s for her own good. The guy who kills someone in a bar fight– well, he started it. And it’s not my fault the guy fell and hit his head on the way down. He needed to be taught a lesson.

    When two armies face off on the battlefield, both of them likely believe that their cause is just and right is on their side. As they leave the plain strewn with corpses.

    So I don’t want to hear about maybe Allison meant well and sincerely believed.

    • Actaeon:
      Once again you are right on target.
      The 20th Century is filled with examples of people who intended to do good while murdering millions of other people who got in the way.
      Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia and Communist China were built by “do good” murderers who wiped out millions of innocent people.
      But the Nazis and Communists will claim they meant well.

  • I think, under the right circumstances, many of us could have been an Allison Mack, even to the point of enjoying the power.

    I guess I don’t always have a high opinion of human nature. But then again, people can always wake up.

    • “even to the point of enjoying the power. ”
      The whole beginning is spot on but then this…
      WHICH POWER? she was a slave Following the order Under coercion!
      Hardly any power involved.

      • “WHICH POWER?”

        Allison Mack had the Power to order her “slaves to sleep with Keith Raniere.
        If they disobeyed Allison Mack could order their punishment through corporal punishment (like spankings) or confinement (a cage was being bought for that purpose) or cold showers or caloric restriction.
        In a worse case scenario Allison Mack had access to the blackmail material.

        Those powers are why Allison Mack is a sex trafficker.

        • Anonymous&Shadowstate,

          These facts that Shadowstate mentions are indeed truthful and factual:

          “hey disobeyed Allison Mack could order their punishment through corporal punishment (like spankings) or confinement (a cage was being bought for that purpose) or cold showers or caloric restriction.
          In a worse case scenario Allison Mack had access to the blackmail material.”

          What is not proven and is considered hearsay in the United States court system is….
          Shadowstate’s assertion that an uncorroborated interview of a neighbor of Allison Mack, allegedly witnessed Allison Mack grope an 8 year old girl.

          There is no evidence that exists to cooperate the neighbor’a story.

          Shadowstate is no different than Left and Right journalists that attack Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with rumors, speculation, and hearsay.

          Shadowstate is an example of why conservatives, liberals, and independents alike no longer trust the media.

          Shadowstate is indicative of our times.

          • Hey Niceguy,
            Since you claim Allison Mack is innocent here is a nice guy who is also “innocent” and you might want to set your sister or daughter up on a date with him.

          • Shadowstate,

            I am not actually defending Allison Mack as I am attempting to get you to stick to the facts and what has been proven in a court of law.
            I am not telling you to not say she ran a DOS slave pod.

            BTW: I watched the John Oliver MLM video you posted. It is funny and educational. I learned a new MLM lexicon name for people burnt by an MLM the name is “Garage-Qualified”.

            Usage example:
            Scott Johnson is Garage Qualified he can’t even step into his garage it’s filled with soap and Scott is now bankrupt from purchasing soap. 😉

            Thanks again for the link!

          • Niceguy,
            John Oliver has a number of informative videos.
            That one 30 minute video by Oliver does more to deconstruct Amway and similar schemes than 18 months of Scott Johnson whining how he was ripped off.

            “I am attempting to get you to stick to the facts and what has been proven in a court of law.”
            Niceguy

            Let’s set the record straight.
            On the Frank Report there have been numerous stories printed alleging activities like :

            Non-Stop Orgies, particularly at Vanguard Week.
            Allison Mack’s eager participation in these orgies.
            The possibility that many of the participants in these orgies risk contracting STDs.
            The possibility that a number of Raniere’s followers were poisoned at Raniere’s orders and that many NXIVM members were happy to follow those orders.
            The corruption of local government officials who seem mysteriously eager to do NXIVM’s bidding.
            The hacking of computers on the orders of Nancy Salzman and Clare Bronfman.
            Huge amounts of money laundering.

            Not all of those activities have been proven in a court of law.
            But all are true.

            And Niceguy, relating to Allison Mack you neglect to mention several facts tying Allison Mack to possible pedophilia:

            Allison Mack’s willingness to falsely accuse her own relative of pedophilia.

            Allison Mack’s mysterious visit to Belfast to meet Kim Constable and Constable’s purging of her Instagram account when the trip was mentioned in the Frank Report.

            Lauren Salzman’s testimony that Allison Mack was extremely interested in all the details of Cami’s relationship with Raniere.
            A sexual relationship that began when Cami was still under the age of consent.

            Testimony about how Allison Mack denied knowing about Raniere’s pedophilia without an outright denial.
            In politics that is called a “non-denial denial.”
            “Non-denial denials” are a sure sign of lying.

            “Do you think I would work for a child molester?”
            Allison Mack’s LIE when confronting the fact that Raniere is a child molester.

            So Niceguy,, why are you so eager to defend a scumbag like Allison Mack who tortures and enslaves and blackmails women?
            Why are you so eager to defend Allison Mack a woman who covers up for a pedophile like Raniere?

          • Shadowstate,

            OJ and Mack hearsay are mutually exclusive.

            BTW: I enjoyed the Saturday Night Live clip thanks!

  • Frank,

    Your decision to explain why you publish so many articles regarding Allison Mack is a good one.

    Now hopefully your critics will understand why you do it.

    I don’t think “it” was ever quite secret, but you did highlight your true motive and goal, which is to get the word out regarding NXIVM and cults in general.

    To get the word out you need the biggest signal possible and Allison Mack’s name recognition boosts the signal( message) helping the Frankreport achieve the goal of getting the message out.

    The ends justify the means.

    • “Now hopefully your critics will understand why you do it. ”
      Just because he is honest about it doesn’t mean it’s right…
      Especially when it’s a permanent trial against Allison.

      He is making (much like Sarah edmondson and Raniere) money on one of the victim’s back.

      But atleast, he is honest about it…

      • Anonymous,

        I might be at times a typical posting website crank, but I am intelligent and somewhat moral crank.

        Frank is not doing anything wrong or immoral.

        Ask the DOS member, Nicole, who prior to joining NXIVM was the victim of sexual assault, how she feels about Allison.

  • The irony with Allison Mack is that all of it is true at the same time. I do think with her she is truly both villain and victim. Which is why (for me at least) she is so fascinating. I don’t think she is an evil or selfish person (unlike some of the people I have read about on this site, and thank you Frank for that. The Boudoir photo of Raniere gives me nightmares) but she did evil and selfish things in the name of the cult.

    • The irony is that you still talk without knowing anything about this case…She isn’t both, she was forced to be the villain (and one of the victim was doing the same but fortunately failed).
      She is coerced to do a crime , like having a gun on her head (that is what is trying to justify the behavior of Nicole, why is it excluded for Allison behavior while it’s a fact!)

      “but she did evil and selfish things in the name of the cult.”
      No she didn’t…And she was in the same position as the other victim.

      Are you even reading this article or?

  • A curious thing. Every other day, a new article about Alison Mack. Its analogous to that local in your pub whom once caught a big fish, and cannot help but reference it over and again. Frank is clearly milking the Mack case for all its worth, before it becomes passé, and he seeps back into irrelevance. Catch a new fish, then people will care.

    • Polly,

      Uh………the cult members are still vigorously recruiting. So how exactly is NXIVM old news?

      ……And who said Frank is not investigating other stories outside of NXIVM.

      ….And KRClaviger has his American Justice articles dealing with the two tiers of our criminal justice system, and the use of lengthy sentences to force plea bargains out of criminal defendants. Not to mention his Jussie Smollett series….

      What else do you want from these guys?

      A free cup of coffee, and a “FREE VANGUARD” T-shirt?

      😉

      • I’m fine with articles like this. It’s the three upcoming shadow retort articles that will have me rolling my eyes and looking for the remote.

        • Nutjob,

          Three articles!!!
          LMAO!!!!!
          Yes, the articles are coming……

          Nutjob didn’t you know?

          …….Allison Mack is the Antichrist.
          Shadowstate has added her into his own personal edition of the Bible.

          • I’m too busy watching the Canadian elections on the internet to write three articles on your demented sadistic girl friend Allison Pimp Mack.
            It’s a historic election.
            For the first time Polar Bears will get the right to vote in Canada.
            One MP was caught bribing voters with Tim Horton doughnuts.

            So far Prime Minister Justin “Black Face” Trudeau is leading.

      • “Uh………the cult members are still vigorously recruiting. So how exactly is NXIVM old news?”

        Pea Onyu just tried to recruit me.

        Pea Onyu
        October 21, 2019 at 12:58 pm

        “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.”

        • Shadowstate,

          I am thinking if you join your life will be closer to Job than Saint Paul….

          ……But……

          …….If they throw in free sex and love along with home cooked meals you should sign up.

          • Saint Paul ended up with a city in Minnesota named for him.
            Perhaps if they rename Minneapolis after me ………

            I can see it now:

            The Shadowville Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers today in overtime.

  • Ally Wack is the poster girl of DOS.

    Her recruiter, the cowardly hypocrite Kristin Kreuk was the poster girl of NXIVM itself, possibly alongside Ally Wack.

    • Anonymous,

      Actually Mark Hildreth the male trollop brought Kristin Kreuk and Nicole into Nxivm.

      Hildreth only left Nxivm after Raniere stole Nicole from Hildreth and the princely Hildreth became a cuckold.

      Not to be an anti-fanboy, but Kristin Kreuk most likely dumped Mark Hildreth, when she realized his career had stalled.

      My guess is Mark Hildreth will end up doing Lifetime movies and softcore porn on HBO’s after dark…..it will be a fitting end to his career.

      ….So much for Mark Hildreth the hubristic actor.

      • According to a source I spoke with – Mark Hildreth and Kristin Kreuk joined Nxivm at the same time – and took the same first class together and Mark, the source said, did not actually recruit Kristin. But according to the coaches list published by John Tighe, Hildreth is credited with recruiting Kreuk. This could be because he thought he [and she] might make more money – if she was in his downline than vice versa.

        • Frank, in Sarah E’s book, she and her husband attended their first class together. But Sara got credit for recruiting him. I think it was because she had convinced him to take the class, but I don’t specifically recall. Sarah even got an extra stripe on her white sash for recruiting him.

        • —Mark Hildreth and Kristin Kreuk joined Nxivm at the same time—

          That raises the question, who recruited/encouraged them both to join? Sarah E was in ESP when guesting on Edgemont with Kristin so Sarah might have planted the seed back then.

        • – “This could be because he thought he [and she] might make more money – if she was in his downline than vice versa.”

          Were Kreuk and Hildreth making money from NXIVM? Why would they make more money if it seemed like Kreuk was brought in by Hildreth?

          In 2006, Rick Ross revealed Kreuk and Hildreth took a NXIVM intensive together.

          https://cultnews.com/2006/06/has-a-cult-recruited-smallville-star-kristin-kreuk/

          How romantic! Literally in the title, it said CULT.

          It did seem strange that the coach list showed that Hildreth recruited Kreuk, yet they did the intensive together.

          Barbara Bouchey claimed on Frank Report somewhere that she recruited Kreuk, or she at least had a hand in it.

          According to the coach list, Hildreth was recruited by Tony Dean Smith, who was involved with Kreuk’s culty short film “Blink”, which she did with her “production company” Parvati Creative, which she started with two women she recruited into NXIVM, Allison Mack and Rose Bhura, an overweight Pakistani woman. It was probably a NXIVM thing and Ally Wack eventually stopped being involved with it, much like Girls By Design.

          Frank, do you know how Kreuk got recruited? Perhaps they were purposely targeting actors and targeted Kreuk and she brought in Hildreth?

          • Your comment made some good points. Then you said: Kreuk recruited “Rose Bhura, an overweight Pakistani woman.”

            What was your point in calling Rose “overweight”?

            What was your point in saying Rose was “Pakistani”?

          • A source told me subsequent to the interview that Mark and Kristin went to their first class together. It is my understanding that it was Mark’s idea. But they joined at the same time – and Mark got credit for recruiting Kristin.

      • Re My spreading of fake news involving Mark Hildreth’s role in recruiting Kristin Kreuk into Nxivm. My full apology and retraction.

        Dear Mark Hildreth fanboys and fangirls,

        I would like to apologize to all 5 of Mark’s fans not including Mark’s immediate family and estranged uncle from Idaho.

        I am truly sorry for spreading fake news regarding Mark recruiting Kristin Kreuk.

        I know Mark is good boy and only recruited Nicole, who was subsequently forced to take photographs of her genitals, and then blackmailed with said photos into having sex with Keith Raniere.

        I wonder if, the divine and unquestionably pious, Mark Hildreth has apologized yet to Nicole, his role in ensnaring Nicole to be Raniere’s sex slave and concubine?

        Maybe Mark is still mad at Nicole for having turned him into a cuckold?

        Or perhaps, Mark Hildreth is thankful to Nicole for waking him up to Raniere’s nefarious and dick blocking ways?

        We may never know, but that can’t stop us from speculating. 😉

  • Mr. Shadow’s head is exploding right now. How dare Frank not blame the entire world’s problems on Raniere. I can’t wait for the counter-comments and series of stories refruting all of this from him. LOL

    As far as Mack being exonerated, I find that to be impossible. There are many crimes that are not intentional, such as those determined to involve negligence. Mack was no angel entering NXIVM, she had a boyfriend previous to NXIVM who was very strange, a rock band dude who reportedly tattooed “Will you marry me?” on his chest when he wanted to marry Mack. So as a minimum, Mack had little in the way of thinking capacity.

    Being a minor celebrity, Mack was bait for NXIVM. Instead of thinking more about this fact, she thought less of it, which explains where we got to where we are.

    • “Mr. Shadow’s head is exploding right now. ”

      Why should my head be exploding?
      Allison Mack is the convicted felon who is probably headed to prison for her criminal conduct.

      Scott,
      I know that your head is exploding because John Oliver exposes MLM scams like Amway and how only ignorant people would believe them.
      Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

      • Your head is exploding because Mack is guilty of every single crime ever committed and every single crime that ever will be committed, she is the devil personified. For anyone to even suggest that she should be given ANY mercy is, in itself, pure evil. [The above statements are not to be taken literally, but rather are an illustration regarding how much you deeply hate Mack’s guts] LOL

        My head exploding over you mentioning Oliver’s video? LOL There are many ignorant people when it comes to MLM scams like Amway. Ignorant not in the sense of lacking any thinking capabilities upstairs, but in the sense of never having been exposed to, or even hearing the term MLM, network marketing, etc. In the U.S. alone, 4-5 million people turn 18 years old every year. This means there are 40-50 million people within the first 10 years of turning legal age, among others who are older, many of whom may never have heard of MLMs. This means while you are focusing mainly on Mack, a spoiled brat Hollyweird head-case, millions of people are being scammed and you don’t care about them. Here’s my standard message I send to others all of the time, you’ll see that Oliver’s video is prominently positioned, not because I like the guy, but he did a decent job and many younger people like him, respect him, and are willing to watch him for a half hour: Do your part and submit a complaint to the FTC at http://www.FTC.gov and forward the below John Oliver video link to everyone you know, except current Amway IBOs, and encourage them to do the same, and so on, à la network marketing/MLM. If you don’t, then you’re part of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI

        Amway has 2 major problems, and most MLMs have at least one of these issues:

        1. The products are overpriced, which makes them almost impossible to sell to customers and results in Amway being an illegal pyramid, according to the FTC and SEC websites and previous court decisions; and

        2. The Tool Scam is hidden profit for the top level distributors only, and the vast majority of distributors operate at a net loss as a result. This is RICO fraud.

        For recent examples, google “FTC” along with the following companies, one at a time: FHTM, BurnLounge, Zeek, TelexFree, Vemma, Advocare, and Herbalife. Make a complaint on the FTC website: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/?utm_source=takeaction#crnt&panel1-1

        Although there is no federal law defining pyramid schemes, the FTC has a long and successful track record of using its Section 5 law prohibiting “unfair and deceptive” business practices to go after MLM scams: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/multilevel-marketing which states, in part, “Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s probably not. It could be a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of participants lose money.”

        Read about these and much more at these websites: http://www.StopTheAmwayToolScam.wordpress.com and http://www.AllMLMFacts.org, and email stoptheamwaytoolscam@yahoo.com to help shut down Amway and other MLM scams.

        Watch this video about Amway and other MLM scams, then forward it to everyone you know, except for current Amway IBOs, and encourage them to do the same. When enough people know, these scams will collapse:

        English version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI

        Spanish version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-O4myeUzg

  • Allison Mack likes stories.
    And one of the stories with which she should be familiar is the story of “Faust.”
    Faust is based on a real person who was an alchemist and astrology in Germany.
    The story of Faust is also inspired by the Biblical story of Simon the Magician or Simon Magus.
    While successful Faust was dissatisfied with his life.
    Faust was not successful enough by his own reckoning.
    So the ever ambitious Faust made a deal with the Devil, a deal where Faust sold his own soul.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust

    The story of Faust has inspired numerous works of literature even in England and America.
    In America Faust’s legend inspired the short story “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet.
    Why should Allison Mack be familiar with the story of Faust?
    Faust inspired several major operas and Allison’s father is an opera singer who specialized in German operas.

    Furthermore, in American society everyone, even non-Christians, should be familiar with the words of Christ where he asks:
    “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?” Mark 8:36.

    Allison Mack prides herself on being interested in Philosophy and Literature and yet has missed one of the great questions presented to us in Philosophy and Literature.
    In missing this question, a fundamental question which all humans should ask, Allison Mack exposes herself as a vain, shallow, ignorant person.

    Allison Mack endeavors to cloak her criminality in good intentions.
    She claims that she was trying to empower women by being tough, neglecting to add that she was really trying to enslave women sexually.
    Allison Mack was really trying to deny women their freedom to choose.
    Their freedom to control their own bodies in the most fundamental way.

    And Allison Mack totally ignores the fact that even in the military officers are not allowed to strike their soldiers.
    A General can not hit a Private without running the risk of facing a court martial.

    The fact that Allison Mack would take such joy in torturing and dehumanizing other people indicates a darkness in her personality that is not purged by an allocution written by well paid lawyers skilled in writing allocutions.
    Even Clare Bronfman’s lawyers wrote a good allocution for Clare to recite in court.
    Mere words can not erase the scars that Allison Mack burned into women’s flesh and their souls.
    After all the legal system is about vindicating the rights of the victims and Allison Mack did as much to create victims as anyone except Raniere.

    And the bitter truth about allocutions is that they are written by richly compensated lawyers and recited by defendants who are trying to lessen their punishments.
    Recently former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert repudiated an allocution where he admitted to molesting boys.
    Hastert claimed that his lawyers wrote the allocution an.d tricked him into reading it.
    Allocutions are not worth the paper they are written on.

    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert backpedals on earlier admission of sexual misconduct as Yorkville High School wrestling coach
    https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/former-u-s-house-speaker-dennis-hastert-backpedals-on-earlier-admission-of-sexual-misconduct-as-yorkville-high-school-wrestling-coach#.Xa14Tp5KjIU

    Lastly Allison Mack demonstrates the pernicious effect celebrity worship has on our society.
    Because of Allison Mack’s celebrity status young women let down their guard in dealing with her.
    And those young women were repaid for their trust in Allison Mack by being tortured and sexually abused.

  • “At Raniere’s direction, I and other women sought to recruit other women to join DOS.”

    I do imagine it is iffy to speak of the Nxivm women, Frank? Where are they? Seriously? Where are they? Not the subjects of your scrutiny, that is certain.

    Lauren is boring? Oh, Lauren, and her moms… : ( …and Michelle and the infamous husband, old what’s-his-name? Oh, right. That guy–the bigger penis guy. The guy who knew that Ms. DANI was imprisoned (do tell us about how Dani disappeared and Nancy, Keith, Ben. Mark, Karen U, Pam, Lauren, etc. just said…Dani Who?)

    What about these SOP men, Frank? Who knew something was going on? Because it was a thing, sir, where it was about manipulating women and straight-up mysogyny, which is why Hildreth, Vincente, Boone, Salinas, Bettencourt, etc. keep rather quiet.
    It is tedious in here with this.

    The least you can do, when you go on is to keep mentioning that it was not only Raniere. He had his laddies.

    And how was it that no one could speak to Nancy Prefect, the Queen? I get it, AnonyMaker is going to go on about high control groups, etc. Maybe delve into *how* Prefect was divided from DOS?

    • Soon there will be sentences delivered for each defendant. This waiting time, since Raniere’s conviction, is coming to a conclusion in January, unless something changes, and that’s possible but unlikely. This is quite a time right now, (!) waiting for one trial’s deliverance of conclusions and knowing that there are a lot of other potential charges which could be coming, particularly from New York’s Northern jurisdiction where Nxivm has been centered. Patience isn’t easy to come by for many of us, and there is a lot of waiting. Some can sustain it, some decide not to watch any more; some variation of patience vs. impatience, determination vs. “forget about it” runs through each person watching. Each is a witness or an activist from one’s unique perspective.

      Some read and stay quiet. Some have read here for a long time and are regular commenters. Some have been writing from the fire in our bellies, like Tighe, like our wonderful Holly. Some might write like “fools” and some write with nastiness, some with compassion. Some can hardly spell, and some are quite literate.

      But everybody is The People. Frank knows it! I can surely see that he works conscientiously to keep it very inclusive. He is willing to step back and listen and to print multiple viewpoints. That in itself is a discipline. But no doubt the man has fire of his own and works to decide what to say, how to put it. He becomes more and more like a diamond.

      I feel that Frank Parlato respects this work, through and through. Certainly not every journalist does this anymore, at all. Many are worried about their own paychecks, keeping food on the table for their own families. Corruption is almost everywhere. Thank the Lord, whoever, whatever the lord is to you or to me, etc., etc. for Frank Parlato. Thank life. Thank Frank for Frank Parlato! We all got lucky. That is the way I feel. Furthermore no one needs to agree with anyone else’s conclusions to be able to respect what is being offered from someone else’s opinion or work.

      Not only that, but there are new stories to cover, different culprits being exposed and much, much more is coming. I await 10,000 pages of depositions, supposedly to be released soon, with regard to Epstein and his rich and/prominent customers and cohorts. I am not the only one, not by far. The story big names want forgotten is not going to die. Frank barely writes about Epstein, a vast story, because he stays here focused about Raniere’s stories. In context, we do not know how much or what else Frank is concentrating upon, but it could be tons and tons of stuff. Who walks in his shoes?

      I know that I am almost always working in and on many, many different avenues simultaneously. This has been true for most of this lifespan. So Frank will keep on being upheld by me for his work. I don’t even know how to begin to thank him. He offers platforms to so many people, a place to express their thoughts and feelings, a place to keep digging. He even sits back and maintains the space when opinions are stated as factual information, a fine line some do not notice.

      Americans cannot tell Mexico what to do about Nxivm or its members and/or even what to pursue legally. We can work right now with what we have, within our courts and with regard to the people who were already charged. Plus keep exposing more, about people who still could face charges, especially in the U.S. Like Nicki Clyne, Brandon Porter, Danielle the D.O. who used the cauterizing pen, etc. Toni Natalie has been cut off, right down to her heels in her blue suede shoes, as an honest source. The Lifetime soapy little horror melodrama has been criticized. We know that there are still people devoted to Raniere’s organizations, still being activists for “the cause.” You work with what you’ve got, to keep the story alive.

      People who have been hurt by Nxivm and some who are angry, some who are still in bad pain, some still defending Raniere – a cross section of viewpoint and feelings, insights, info – on and on, this entire bag, a sea of of experience and voices!

      This keeps on being published. Faithfully and attentively. There is no better source for this story than right here, so far as communicating.

      Frank Parlato respects freedom of speech, or what is left of it, and publishes many viewpoints from his audience. It doesn’t mean that he agrees with all of what comes across his desk or his screens. Yet he respects the journalistic and editorial processes and keeps publishing, keeps moving, keeps writing, studying. Probably he has lots of screens running simultaneously and has to do lots of his work on the fly, as well as to keep on trucking when there are the doldrums, with a small amount of fresh content happening.

      I love to to go to Memphis, Tennessee. I go and visit the old Lorraine motel where Martin Luther King was executed and stand to remember him, as if he were gone only yesterday. I go sometimes to Graceland and soak in what is left of Elvis. In one of his main livingroom areas Elvis had about a dozen TVs mounted high on the walls, like a newsroom. He liked to watch lots of things all at one time.

      I picture Frank Parlato doing a similar thing, almost everyday, for hours and hours each day. This is his work, part of its very lifeblood, to siphon lots of info, input into a manageable, coherent format for communication. And still to have moments simply to live a private life, ah yes and sometimes, no.

      Frank Parlato looked at a huge empty mess and made it into a new place with businesses ,with jobs to offer, with options for a locality which could be tapped. That was before, and this is now. Frank rows people across the rivers, the sturdy, resolute oarsman. There is a word for this kind of man or woman, within the Sansrit language, describing the one who serve others by growing the boat. I love Frank Parlato’s ingenuity and relentless adventurousness, and his humility.

      Me too, I want to hear more about the Nxivm men and boys! I wanna hear it a lot and in detail. And I feel it will happen, too. Let’s keep watching, keep talking.

      There is the likelihood that Raniere will launch an appeal after sentencing, and this will have to be a pretty swift process. As yet, no new arrests or charges have come up for many who could be charged, arrested.

      The main ones on schedule for sentencing are reasonable focal points for articles as we approach the finish line while watching, watching, waiting to see if or when more is coming.

      I think that Frank will be writing, almost everyday about some aspect of Nxivm/DOS and will keep on going just as he has kept going for so long, with content, some new and some analytical reviews of subjects covered often.

      I think that we’ll get to see some very thorough analysis, description, reportage about Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman and her daughter, etc. as the wind-up to sentencing continues. A journalist is going to take advantage of the moment, moment-by-moment, when deciding what to write, what to explore, what to publish, what is needed and what readers might want. Frank is most likely working as he sees fit, with whatever he’s got and the best that he can do. He keeps getting new information and then putting it in context with the whole story, examining both details, as well as the overall impacts. Gotta run pick up a grandson now, but will not forget Mr, O’ Hara, Susan Dones, some anonymous voices as well.
      This is terrific communication, ongoing. Hallelujah for it.

  • Bipolar much?

    So you keep CREATING (or publishing) fake stories about Allison, try to implicate her as much as possible, defame her, insult her, lie about everything and forget about the important facts when you don’t fake a story…
    And you go “in defense”?

    “Clare, however, seems to have been a “born -ugly” spirit. Maybe Allison is too – but with Allison there is doubt.”
    No there isn’t any doubt…you just ignore the information given by those who KNOW Allison (i’m not talking about myself but the other who said “this is not Allison”).

    You ignore that ALL THE OTHER VICTIMS have changed too.
    India was like the “india” cited by Jayes? I remind you that she committed the exact same crime as Allison!
    Nicole was like the “Nicole” who accepted to participate? she said it herself, she wasn’t

    And Allison was a good person, with a good heart before she was DRAGGED into this.

    You perpetually forget one of the major points of this case: If Allison was on the stand, it’s because of the unproved coercion.
    Something contradicted by Nicole (she said Raniere threaten her but Allison didn’t when she left (nor before))
    Allison was in no position of making a decision, it’s clearly shown in court.

    She also is clearly coerced (the collaterals, the interview were Lauren and Raniere forced her to admit something debunked in court, the mail that her friends seen with Raniere insisting for the collaterals (pre dos)),
    She is starved and I’m tired to repeat that it’s not pseudoscience (contrary to a lot of the allegations made by some of your favorite “correspondant”), it’s a fact that it impacts the power of decision! Even court believe these (if starvation is proved and for Allison, it was)
    She was sleep deprived and, once again, science as proved the impact of the lack of slumber, it’s not a disputable thing.

    Still, you prefer to ignore this to push a grim vision of Allison based on NOTHING BUT PURE SPECULATION.
    You understand the difference between speculations and facts? I doubt!

    “If, like most people, Allison was a mixture of good intentions and selfishness – of love, as well as greed”

    Good intentions yes, selfishness no
    And greed? Greed of what?
    She is broke and she was a slave!

    “Was this error merely a product of being stupid and weak? Basically uneducated? Essentially unsure of herself and willing to be dependent on another to guide her and, by some bad fortune, she picked the worst possible guru?”
    Stupid, no
    Weak, maybe
    Uneducated, you are the uneducated one there. where do we study about CULT’S DANGER? especially in USA! NY state is almost cult state!

    ” And there are others who believe she might be all victim – despite her foul deeds.”
    No , she is a victim, I don’t believe it, it’s a fact…but only if you read the truth and stop speculating.

    “She admitted…”
    She didn’t have a choice but to admit…Penza openly threatens her to link her case to the child while it happened before her time…She was stuck
    Why waiting for the last second? why?
    Don’t act like you don’t understand frank…Shadow is an idiot but you aren’t (at least, not all the time)

    It was a form of coercion again! She was forced to admit this (even when she say the contrary)
    It’s either :
    Accept a plea deal with a potential of 3-5 years (or less)
    Or go to Trial and be sentenced guilty for a crime not committed because the jury will be disgusted by the child’s accusation against Raniere.

    We all (well, some of us do) know this trial would have got Allison condemned at the same level as Raniere despite the proof showing that she is a puppet to him and that she was in the same (or worse) position as the accusator!

    The only thing they proved against her (in the trial) is that ………She collected the collaterals.

    “Based on her allocution, if we take her at her word, it is possible to conclude that she is not just a criminal, but a victim.”
    Based on the proof, the only idiot conclude that she isn’t a victim.

    Technically, her crime should be dumped as she was coerced herself!
    Even if some idiots refuse to believe in what science has proved (impact of starvation and sleep deprivation), she was coerced ! she had a weapon on her head ! loaded with enough to destroy her family…

    We know Raniere is going gradually worse and worse with his collateral demand so god knows what she had to give before being pushed to the extremity of the last collaterals!

    “And to the extent that she had human emotions like jealousy and greed”
    WHAT GREED? SHE’S BROKE! and being slaves is hardly a place of power…

    “Because she believed in DOS [because she believed in Raniere] she was cruel to her “slaves” – women she thought she was trying to help. She might have thought her cruelty was “tough love” – that they needed discipline for their sake. She may not have enjoyed it.”
    What cruelty!? THERE IS NO CRUELTY INVOLVING ALLISON! you keep this BS but in court, not one person talked about cruelty against them from Allison!

    “Perhaps she enjoyed it a little”
    Suuuuure, that’s why after what happened with Nicole, she took a lot of distance with Clifton park…after November 2016 she got to LA and stayed until May 2017 (before it exploded)
    She was considering to leave the cult…
    Sound like she enjoyed being forced to be what she isn’t…

    She even wrote a text about people asking her to be what she isn’t and not liking it…

    “Would she not have enjoyed the power”
    What power!? she was a slave!

    “Maybe Allison enjoyed hurting others. Maybe she enjoyed being called “Pimp Mack”.”
    Well problem here is she didn’t hurt others and she didn’t liked to be called like that…that last bit was one of your fake stories.

    “We know Raniere is evil. But we do not really know – at least I do not know – if Mack is evil. She might be pure victim and, if she is, she must be exonerated.”
    We know she isn’t evil but you listen only to the idiot who speculates, not those who know her…
    She never was evil and during the trial, we can read that Allison believed it was for “healing”.

    She is a pure victim of the cult (like many others)

    The funny thing is that you never ever tried to know Allison’s side of the story (when you tried, you already accused her (in 2017)).
    Hard for her to give you her side (though i doubt she would have accepted back then…She was stuck and Raniere would have never let her do it).

    “In one respect, Allison Mack is doing a little good for Frank Report, growing the audience. And it is ironic: The very blog that exposed her first in DOS and, as some think, helped get her out of Nxivm, she is helping a little in return.”
    Atleast, for once you are honest…but using a victim to make your money makes you a pathetic being , Frank.
    Especially when 90% of your stories on her are fantasy.

    BTW who right in their mind would consider you helped her? you created terrible stories (debunked in court) against her and …that is helpfull?
    You still continue with FAKE stories all the time (especially when you publish a guy like Shadow)

      • “Allison’s mom?”

        Perhaps.
        We don’t know how honest Allison has been with her family on these issues.
        I feel sorry for her family on so many different levels.
        But my sorrow does not erase the damage that Allison Mack has inflicted on trusting young women who looked up to her.

    • Anonymous:

      Let’s examine your comment point by point.

      1.) “So you keep CREATING (or publishing) fake stories about Allison, try to implicate her as much as possible, defame her, insult her, lie about everything and forget about the important facts when you don’t fake a story…”

      All of the stories about Allison Mack are based on court testimony or official indictments or the accounts of personal eye witnesses.
      No one has fabricated any story about Allison Mack except for Allison Mack herself.

      Every point in the story I posted is supported by the writings of people who deal on a regular basis with the victims of sex trafficking.
      Did Allison Mack Groom Her Slave Nicole for Sex Trafficking? — And What About the Eight Year Old Girl?
      https://frankreport.com/2019/10/20/did-allison-mack-groom-her-slave-nicole-for-sex-trafficking-and-what-about-the-eight-year-old-girl/

      There are numerous articles on the internet describing what constitutes sex trafficking.
      Look at those stories and then compare them to the testimony of “Nicole.”

      “Allison Mack Begins to Set up Nicole for ‘Sex Trafficking’ Via a First Walk With Raniere [Part 2]”
      https://frankreport.com/2019/10/20/allison-mack-begins-to-set-up-nicole-for-sex-trafficking-via-a-first-walk-with-raniere/

      “Allison Mack’s True Role in the Sex Trafficking of Nicole [Part 1]”
      https://frankreport.com/2019/10/16/allison-macks-true-role-in-the-sex-trafficking-of-nicole-part-1/

      If “Nicole” is telling the truth, which I believe and the FBI believes, then Allison Mack is by definition a sex trafficker.
      Only a lenient prosecutor allowed Allison Mack to plea bargain out of the charge of sex trafficking.
      And the NDNY should pick up the ball and establish that Allison Mack engaged in sex trafficking.

      If Allison Mack were so innocent why did the FBI get her to surrender ownership of her Clifton Park townhouse?
      Federal law allows the forfeiture of property used for sex trafficking and RICO (Racketeering) violations.

      2.) “And Allison was a good person, with a good heart”

      And Allison committed criminal acts for which she should be punished.
      How do you look into a person’s heart?
      How do you look into a person’s intentions?
      In China the Communists would argue that they are good people and yet they have murdered 60 million people.
      In Russia the Communists murdered 40 million people in their quest to build a utopia.
      God save us from the people with good hearts and intentions who would murder us.

      3.) “she said Raniere threaten her but Allison didn’t ”

      Nicole and the other “slaves” knew that Allison Mack had collected pictures and videos of them in the nude in sexually compromising positions.
      The knowledge that Allison Mack had taken pictures and videos that could be used to blackmail them is by itself a threat.

      4.) “She also is clearly coerced (the collaterals”
      “The only thing they proved against her (in the trial) is that ………She collected the collaterals.”

      Allison Mack was not collecting “collaterals.”
      Allison Mack was collecting blackmail materials against young women who foolishly trusted her and believed that she was a mentor instead of the oppressor she really is.
      The only legitimate meaning of the word collateral is security for a bank loan.
      No bank would consider pictures and videos of naked women as “collateral.”
      Allison Mack was collecting blackmail materials.

      5.) “She is starved ”
      “She was sleep deprived ”

      If you read Catherine Oxenberg’s book “Captive” you will see that Allison Mack herself was the person most obsessed and eager to starve herself and stay up all night.
      Allison Mack was focused on performing “acts of penance” and compelling her so called slaves to also perform penance for their transgressions.
      It was Allison Mack who was convinced that she was the reincarnation of Joan of Arc.
      It was Allison Mack herself who walked around Manhattan carrying a scale in her handbag to carefully weigh her food portions.
      Allison Mack is her own worst enemy.

      6.) ” Allison believed it was for “healing”.

      In some of the testimony, testimony which you reject out of hand, Allison told one young woman who had been sexually molested as a child that the way to be healed of the trauma again was to be sexually assaulted or raped as an adult.
      I’m sorry but if Allison truly believed that then Allison has some serious problems.

      7.) “The funny thing is that you never ever tried to know Allison’s side of the story (when you tried, you already accused her (in 2017)).”

      Let’s set the record straight.
      Even before Frank Parlato published the branding story both he and Catherine Oxenberg tried to reach out to her to warn her that NXIVM is a dangerous cult.
      Frank Parlato and Catherine Oxenberg tried to communicate with Allison through her parents and through her agent.
      And Parlato and Oxenberg were ignored.

      8.) “Especially when 90% of your stories on her are fantasy.”

      Again let’s set the record straight.
      Most of Frank Parlato’s stories have been proven true.
      In fact the truth turns out to be worse in many cases than what Parlato has written.
      And the books authored by Catherine Oxenberg and Sarah Edmondson come from first hand witnesses to the actions of Allison Mack and her co-conspirators.
      Perhaps one hundred women were branded by hot irons under the management and direction of Allison Mack.

      And the FBI does not issue indictments based on mere reports or allegations or newspaper stories no matter how accurate those sources might be.
      Go through the US DOJ indictments and the superseding indictments and you will see a litany of criminal acts committed by Allison Mack and her co-defendants.
      Those indictments are based on FBI investigations.
      If the sex trafficking charges were dropped it is only because of a plea deal and government leniency towards Allison Mack.
      Leniency which I believe Allison Mack does not deserve.

          • LOL. Not sensitive at all, huh? I don’t think anyone other than you two are reading the essays you go back and forth with. Just get a room, hash it out, and maybe share some backrubs…

            As I’ve said before, I don’t blame you for defending your girl. It just sometimes ends up feeding this bizarre AM frenzy.

        • Nutjob,

          RE the two lovebirds

          Do you think these two actually read each other’s posts fully and craft a response?

          I have not read any posts they have posted to one another.

          They say opposites attract, maybe, these 2 should explore their possible chemistry

          Could one be Oxygen and the other be Hydrogen and if they come together they get wet?

          I meant water H2O……. 😉

          • Shadow has been silent about the idea. Or is that really fast nodding I hear?
            The idea stirred up an emotional reaction from Anonymous. Maybe he should poke around at those strong emotions and see if it’s a facade to bury an inner Emi.

      • 1)”All of the stories about Allison Mack are based on court testimony or official indictments or the accounts of personal eye witnesses.
        No one has fabricated any story about Allison Mack except for Allison Mack herself”
        And the idiot goes with the 8year old story that FRANK FABRICATED…idiot!

        And it’s false for the rest too…
        you and many turn what has been said by the court into something else…you try to pretend you know anything about her and ignore the circumstance and many facts.

        “If Allison Mack were so innocent why did the FBI get her to surrender ownership of her Clifton Park townhouse”
        And why did they get her to surrender an appartment that had nothing to do with the case? when you’ll understand what is this case about, come back and talk.
        You mix everything and especially false stories.

        2)”And Allison committed criminal acts for which she should be punished.”
        She committed 1 criminal act under specific circumstance that only the idiots want to ignore!
        Technically she didn’t committed anything but was forced to.

        ” How do you look into a person’s heart?”
        I don’t know…you tell me Mr she is the devil!

        How about in looking in what the person really is instead of creating fake stories about a 8years old that never existed or ignoring the facts?

        You don’t know her, i do.That is the major difference between us.
        I’m a sane person who talk about things i know and understand, you are an insane old man who is obsessed for no reason about a victim and try to make her look like a monster based on nothing, nada!

        3)”Nicole and the other “slaves” knew that Allison Mack had collected pictures and videos of them in the nude in sexually compromising positions.
        The knowledge that Allison Mack had taken pictures and videos that could be used to blackmail them is by itself a threat.”

        And Allison herself was in the same position…yet you don’t acknowledge this FACT , she was threatened to do what she did, it’s a fact
        And in the eye of justice, it’s a major redeeming factor.
        + No the knowledge of something isn’t enough to say she blackmailed them.She must do the blackmail for it to be a crime.
        That is not what Allison did.

        4)”Allison Mack was not collecting “collaterals.””
        Hmmm excuse me but you admit that in the previous point Mr idiot!

        And stop with this BS to drown the fish…COLLATERALS is the word that everyone use for this case, IDIOT (btw , idiot is also the word that everyone should use for YOU)

        5)I don’t read lies and fiction…the fact is that you can’t dispute this point and therefore goes about a FAKE story invented by a mother who pushed her daughter in Nxivm’s arm.
        Instead of taking responsability, she search for a culprit.

        Allison was starved (it’s a fact that it wasn’t willingly or else she would continue, you idiot!)
        She stopped everything the moment she was freed from the cult!

        And “she was convinced that she was the reincarnation of Joan of Arc.”…Idiot, she quoted her once and if Cat cited this, she is just an idiot like you!
        The fact is Cat made her fiction book base on what she believed while not knowing any of the facts, Cat wrote a book at Allison’s expense but the trial showed how wrong she was.

        Cat is talking about things that even Vicente didn’t knew and create a whole story about Allison while she met her maybe once and after Allison was damaged by the FORCED DIET.

        Cat is not the kind of source i would use if i wanted the true but you , of course, you don’t care about the true so excuse me while i ignore this fantasy book.

        6.)”In some of the testimony, testimony which you reject out of hand, Allison told one young woman who had been sexually molested as a child that the way to be healed of the trauma again was to be sexually assaulted or raped as an adult”
        You’ll point me to THOSE testimonies since you talk about some.

        7.) “Let’s set the record straight.
        Even before Frank Parlato published the branding story both he and Catherine Oxenberg tried to reach out to her to warn her that NXIVM is a dangerous cult.
        Frank Parlato and Catherine Oxenberg tried to communicate with Allison through her parents and through her agent.
        And Parlato and Oxenberg were ignored.”

        No they didn’t, Frank did it publicly after june 2017…Catherine just accused directly Allison, i don’ t believe that some who leave a young girl running after a panic attack ,in the middle of the night, in the street is the kind of person who give a damn about anything but herself.

        She (cat) see Allison having a PTSD crise and instead of trying to protect this poor abused girl, she watch her run away with all the risk it involved (being run over by a vehicle, being aggressed, hurting herself).
        Hardly the sign of someone with a good heart…Cat know NOTHING and never tried to help her own daughter other than just saying publicly “she is in a cult”

        India herself said , back in may 2018, that her mother never tried to contact her (when asked about it in an interview in the street of manhattan).

        You don’t ask someone’s point on a story AFTER IT’S PUBLISHED.Getting the point of each side is done BEFORE.Idiot!

        8.)”Again let’s set the record straight.
        Most of Frank Parlato’s stories have been proven true.”
        No , they didn’t…actually, it’s accurate to say 90% are false

        ” And the books authored by Catherine Oxenberg and Sarah Edmondson come from first hand witnesses to the actions of Allison Mack and her co-conspirators.”
        No they didn’t…India’s book would probably be closed but Cat is not knowing a thing and proved it many time (especially comparing her fantasy and the fact in court)
        Sarah is a fucking monster who recruited for the cult and didn’t see Allison (which she is partly responsible of recruiting) for years…
        It’s Lauren who recruited her, not Allison !
        It’s Also funny to see how she frequently change details of her stories.
        She is full of shit (much like cat, you and frank)

        ” Perhaps one hundred women were branded by hot irons under the management and direction of Allison Mack.”
        See ,that is another of your lies…it is debunked in court but you keep coming back with your “fact” .The reality is you can’t avoid to lie because it’s the only way to show Allison as a monster.
        The reality is you know nothing about this whole case, mix the few things that you consider worthy with fiction.

        At the beginning of your “point by point” you talked about court fact (for you stories) but you end up citing ficiton books way more often.
        Why? because the fact don’t fit with your BS stories.

        Too bad for you, the real world isn’t based on your fiction books…the reality is showing Allison as a victim and you as an idiot!

        “And the FBI does not issue indictments based on mere reports or allegations or newspaper stories no matter how accurate those sources might be.”
        Well actually they do…that why their are justicial mistake and innocent ending up being released.
        Idiot!

        “If the sex trafficking charges were dropped it is only because of a plea deal and government leniency towards Allison Mack.”
        No, the sex trafficking is inexistant, even Frank admit it in this article…
        And if true, Allison was a victim of it herself.
        Idiot!

        You’ll never change , you are still about creating as many fiction stories as you can but dare to “question” (quoted because excuse me but i could very well have decided not to answer, you dig your own hole with your BS)…

        Live with it , you are an idiot, and she is a innocent victim.
        both are facts based on proof (something you never provide for all your allegation)
        As for the idiot part for you, no need for me to prove it, you do that perfectly by yourself, congratz!

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