This is Part 5 of Allison Mack’s role in the sex trafficking of Nicole. It is part of a larger series on how Allison Mack was revealed during the trial of Keith Alan Raniere.
It is a fact that a large number of people are interested in reading more about her role. And it is important because it shows a spectacular fall from grace. Mack was a TV star who met Raniere and within years became a foolish slave and criminal for him.
She is an excellent example of the cult theory of the slow boil – the idea that a frog will jump out of boiling water at once – but if placed in warm comfortable water – with the heat slightly getting hotter – the frog will stay and get lulled until it is too late and is boiled alive.
By May 31, 2016, Allison was well boiled. She was already a slave master. And Nicole, a 31-year-old aspiring actress, was Allison’s slave in DOS, that master-slave ‘women’s empowerment’ group – an offshoot of Nxivm – run by a man, Nxivm leader, Keith Alan Raniere.
Here are previous posts on Nicole being sex trafficked by Raniere [and Mack?].
Part 1 Allison Mack’s True Role in the Sex Trafficking of Nicole describes how Allison ordered Nicole to make contact with Raniere. Allison did not tell Nicole that Raniere was the secret leader of DOS. Nicole successfully made contact with Raniere by email.
Part 2 Allison Mack Begins to Set up Nicole for ‘Sex Trafficking’ Via a First Walk With Raniere tells how Nicole goes for a walk with Raniere. She is concerned when he calls it “a first date”. She has no attraction to him. She is 31, he is 56 at the time [April 2016].
Part 3 Allison Mack’s Pubic Hair Clues Nicole Into Raniere’s Intent to Traffic Her -‘ I like It Unshaved,’ Pervy Sex Cult Leader Says reveals that Allison ordered Nicole to tell Keith she will do whatever he tells her to do. He leads her to a home and tells her to strip naked. Finding her pubic hair ungroomed, he tells he likes it that way. Nicole realizes, having previously seen Allison Mack has ungroomed pubic hair, that Raniere and Allison are likely having sex.
Part 4 Day of Infamy – the Gruesome, Graphic Details of Keith Raniere’s Sex Trafficking Nicole – and Allison Mack was ‘Freaked Out’ describes the actual sex trafficking of Nicole [May 31, 2016]. Raniere blindfolds Nicole, takes her to a house. Ties her down on a bed naked and while he discusses her previous sex life, another woman – unknown to Nicole [who we later learn was Camelia Fernandez – one of his First Line Slaves] performed oral on sex on her. Afterward, Raniere lets her get dressed and takes her blindfolded back to the original house and tells her she is brave, as if it was a test. Nicole then meets with her master, Allison, who seemed ‘slightly freaked out’ when she heard what happened, but also tells her she is brave.
Part 5 describes what happens next. How Allison responded to Nicole’s anger and anguish about her life as a slave.
To help us learn more about the immediate aftermath of her being sex trafficked, we are fortunate to have emails between Allison and Nicole on the morning of the following day, after Nicole returned to New York City where she worked at a nightclub.
Even prior to the May 31, 2016 sex trafficking experience, Nicole realized she was angry about being in DOS, angry at herself for giving collateral that seems to have compelled her to obey Allison.
Allison generally responded to this anger with, “You made this commitment.”
And when Nicole would persist in expressing anger, Allison would say, “Yeah, but you’re choosing to be angry; you don’t have to be angry about this, you’re choosing to be angry.”
Nicole kept a journal which she would email to Allison. There are many emails back and forth. I think the exchange which is most instructive is Nicole’s first email to Allison after the sex trafficking incident and Allison’s response.
I called it a journal because it is written like a diary – but, because it was emailed to Allison, it was not pure diary inasmuch as when Nicole was writing it, she was fully aware Allison would read it.
Nicole would write about Allison referring to her as “A” in the third person, knowing full well that Allison would read everything that was written.
In this journal, which she shared with Allison via email, Nicole would reflect on her emotions.
She admitted she could not always be completely truthful because she knew Allison was reading her entries. In fact, in one of her earlier journal/emails, she had written that she’d given out her phone number to a young man who seemed interested in her.
Allison flipped out on Nicole, for she had been ordered to be celibate and even the giving out a phone number to a man was a gross violation of Allison’s command of celibacy.
Nicole did not write anything after that which she thought might get her in trouble. Still, it was Nicole’s attitude with the journal that she should provide as much candor as possible because she still believed there was some good in DOS and Allison was trying to help her.
There were also rules about the journal. She couldn’t reference DOS or certain relationships, like master and slave, in case anyone got hold of the emails. She was not permitted to discuss explicit details – like, for instance, what happened with Raniere when she was blindfolded. No one, other than Allison was supposed to know what happened the day she was trafficked and if she put it in her journal, then emailed it to Allison, someone might find out – and everything about DOS was supposed to be secret.
The Day After Sex Trafficking
Following her being blindfolded and sexually assaulted, after she talked to Allison, she took a bus back to New York City – for she had to work that night. She worked her job and finished about 5 am.
She was required to check in with Allison so she wrote one of her journal/emails – the first since she was trafficked – about 24 hours after the event.
Here is the journal/email sent to Allison. It speaks about how hard it was for Nicole to keep up a weekly schedule where she had to work five days a week in NYC then come to Albany on her two days off.
She was clearly exhausted. Remember this is her journal – that she wrote knowing she would share it with Allison who she refers to as A..
It’s 6 a.m. I’m just getting to bed and am insanely angry right now, beyond angry, because once again I’ve gotten back to the City and my life is a mess here. Nothing is organized and I have so much to catch up on. I was so on board with the convo. A. and I had this morning about the benefits of coming to Albany and taking full advantage of the time I have up here, watching movies and working on my art. I am done fighting the growing process. It’s obviously good for me and even though I was very emotional and uncomfortable, I can feel it helping. I’m excited about embracing the Vow and working with Keith, but coming back every week to an unorganized home and hectic life here feels awful. Words can’t even express how stressful and bad it feels to me. And it makes me hate the whole growing process because I can’t catch up.
If fills my whole body with this raged up anger and pain which clearly feels awful. A. wonders why I come up in a fit and upset. It’s because no matter how much I say, I just need a couple of days and she doesn’t believe me. And I have to come home every week to a mess and then work until 5 a.m. in the morning. It sucks. And I have a hard time focusing on Source stuff [her acting class with Allison as teacher using Raniere’ techniques] and moving forward with my acting when my room is a mess and my taxes still aren’t done and there’s no system set up so I can push myself and learn and not feel like I’m flailing around.
I would like to enjoy this process and enjoy going up to Albany. I’m going to go this coming week because I said I would, but I have to have a break soon. I need to talk to A. I need her to understand that I need a couple full days to get organized. I need a week where I don’t go up. Not to avoid feeling vulnerable but to get grounded so I can be more vulnerable. I hate going to bed filled with so much anger.
It is interesting to observe that the DOS teachings were about Nicole feeling vulnerable [as a means to empowerment] and that she wanted a week off from being ordered to come to Albany. It is interesting also that she did not even allude to what had happened with the blindfolding by Raniere in this email. During the trial, Nicole was asked a lot of questions about the blindfold incident and she said, “I don’t think I processed what had actually happened for a really long time, but I was emotionally upset.”
Allison Mack responded to Nicole’s journal/ email within the hour.
June 1, 2016, 6:36 a.m: Allison wrote:
Same pattern as always. I could have predicted this check in. I feel sad, thought you were through this, but okay. And by the way, maybe part of your growth process is to have your life a mess and find the calm in the eye of the storm. It’s not freedom to be enslaved to your life not being a mess. You are very attached to your physical comforts. It’s weak, spoiled and entitled. Grounded is the opposite of vulnerable but choose as you wish. I miss you. I love you. XO. A.
It is interesting that Allison, after chastising her, concludes with “I love you and I miss you”.
And that Allison [and Keith Raniere – who just blindfolded her and made her undergo sexual assault] taught Nicole that to make oneself vulnerable [like by being blindfolded] is a method to attain “freedom.”
And not just Keith’s insane perversity.
In our next post, we shall see how Nicole continued to see Raniere and how Allison exerted a coercive influence on Nicole to ensure that she did see him – all in the name of freedom and female empowerment – when it was in reality the exact opposite.
Naturally, we have to ask the question – as we observe Allison’s manipulative behavior – was she just as coerced as Nicole. As a slave herself with collateral in Raniere’s hands – did her gruesome, monstrously insensitive behavior arise out of her own slavery to Raniere.
Was she forced to respond and react the way she did? Or was Allison Mack genuinely enjoying commanding Nicole? Or perhaps in her insane devotion to Raniere – did Allison Mack actually think she was teaching, helping Nicole?