Allison Mack & the Other NXIVM Sex Cult Actresses: All In One Place for the First Time!

Allison Mack

In Part 1 of this series, we took a look at four Vancouver-based actresses who had been involved with NXIVM – and reviewed what, if anything, each of them has done to help bring down the sex cult/criminal enterprise and its leaders. Here is what we concluded:

Nicki Clyne

Nicki Clyne was – and still is – totally loyal to NXIVM and its founder, Keith Raniere AKA Vanguard. At this point,, my hope is that she gets indicted and/or deported.



Kristin Kreuk


Grace Park

Kristin Kreuk and Grace Park have been unwilling to tell the truth publicly about the full extent of their involvement in NXIVM – and will likely never do so. As a result, my hope is that their acting careers come to a grinding halt as quickly as possible.



Sarah Edmondson

Sarah Edmondson was willing to put her name, her career and even perhaps her life on the line in an effort to take down NXIVM and its leaders. My hope for Sarah is that she continues to enjoy life – and eventually forgets all about her involvement with NXIVM.


In Part 2 of this series, we looked at five more actresses who had been involved with NXIVM – and reviewed what, if anything, each of them has done to help bring down the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise and its leaders. Here is what we concluded:

Catherine Oxenberg

Catherine Oxenberg was willing to do whatever needed to be done in order to get her daughter, India, out of the cult. As it turned out, that included becoming the temporary face of the anti-NXIVM movement – and participating in lots and lots of interviews about her own involvement in NXIVM and what she, along with Frank Parlato, did in order to take the cult down.


India Oxenberg 

India Oxenberg got herself deeply immersed in NXIVM – to the point where she was identified as a co-conspirator when the feds moved to bring charges against its leaders. Although she has, thus far, not said anything publicly about her role in the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise and/or denounced its leaders, she will have a chance to do both when she releases her greatly-anticipated memoirs about her time in NXIVM.


Bonnie Piesse

Bonnie Peese was never considered to be a real “insider” in NXIVM. She is, however, the one who first told Catherine Oxenberg about the fact that India had been branded – which was a real “game-changer”. And she also reportedly cooperated fully with the feds who eventually brought charges against Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman, Allison Mack, Nancy Salzman, Lauren Salzman and Kathy Russell. Hopefully, Bonnie will re-gain her public voice sometime in the near future – and share with the world her observations regarding the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise and her opinion about Raniere et al.


Kristanna Loken

Kristanna Loken was – at least for a short period of time – one of the “insiders” at NXIVM. So much so that she is reportedly the mother of a 4-year boy named Thor who some believe was sired by none other than the great Vanguard himself. Kristanna is another one of the NXIVM actresses who has never publicly discussed the nature or extent of her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise – and/or whether Keith Raniere is, in fact, Thor’s father. Of the two topics, I’d much rather that she speak about the first one.


Ludwika Paleta

Ludwika Paleta apparently got involved with NXIVM through her current husband, Emiliano Salinas, the son of Carlos Salinas, the former President of Mexico. To date, she has vehemently denied any knowledge of – or involvement in – any of NXIVM’s criminal activities. While that’s certainly not true for Emi, it is possible that Ludwika did not have that much personal involvement in NXIVM.


Allison Mack 

Alison Mack is the most infamous of all the actresses who became involved in the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise.

She is– at least for now– the only one of them who has been charged with and pleaded guilty to NXIVM-related crimes.

At some point, Allison Mack will stand before U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas G. Graaufis –  and plead for mercy in her sentencing.

Whether he should grant her mercy has been the topic of much debate on Frank Report.

Some see her as just another victim.

Others see her as the worst of the NXIVM perpetrators except for Raniere.

The truth probably lies somewhere in between.

When Allison stands for her sentencing, she’ll have one last chance to denounce Raniere and the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise.

It will be interesting to see what she does with that opportunity.


A Few Leftovers

Despite my best efforts, it appears that I omitted several names from the list of actresses who were involved with the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise. These are as follows:

Olivia Cheng

Olivia Cheng is another NXIVM-related actress from Canada.

Olivia began attending acting school at the age of 6 – and booked her first local commercial at the age of 19. In between, she became a competitive gymnast and a college scholarship recipient.

Olivia actually began her media career as a videographer – and later worked as a news reporter – before beginning her acting career in earnest.

Her first big chance came when she was hired to appear in the Emmy Award-winning TV series “Broken Trail”.
After that, she went to appear in USA’s “Psych”, Fox’s “Fringe”, CTV’s “Flashpoint”, The CW’s “Arrow” and “Supernatural”, and CBC’s “Arctic Air”.

Her real break-out role occurred in 2014 when, at the age of 35, she appeared in the Weinstein-produced Netflix series “Marco Polo” (Olivia may be the only known person to be involved with both Keith Raniere and Harvey Weinstein).

At some point, she was recruited into NXIVM/ESP by Nicki Clyne – and by 2011, she had become a Coach with the rank of Yellow Sash with 2 stripes. Her Coach at the time was Mark Hildreth.

It appears that Olivia left NXIVM sometime between 2014 and 2018.

Before she left NXIVM, however, she co-founded – along with Alice Chen (a lawyer) and Josette Jorge (another Canadian actress) – “One Asian”, a NXIVM-related entity that was supposedly dedicated to supporting the education and empowerment of women of Asian heritage.

Several NXIVM insiders have asserted that “One Asian” was nothing more than a front for recruiting Asian women into Keith Raniere’s harem. As of last year, the group was still active – and had grown to include 55 members.

[Editor’s Note: Olivia and the other two co-founders of “One Asian” reportedly met while they were taking “personal development courses” together. Although it is not known for certain that those were NXIVM training sessions, the timeframes suggest that’s the case].

Since leaving NXIVM, Olivia has had absolutely nothing to say about the sex cult/criminal enterprise or its leader, Keith Alan Raniere.

Like so many others, she seems to have suffered a severe case of “Nvivmnesia”, a condition that causes a complete loss of memory of everything one had to do with NXIVM and its leaders.

So, don’t expect Olivia to be making any negative statements about NXIVM or Raniere anytime soon.


Veronica Jespeado

Veronica Jaspeado is another Mexican actress who was involved with the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise for quite some time – and who stayed involved even after The Times Union published its groundbreaking expose about the group in 2012.

Verónica was born on September 6, 1976 in Puebla, Mexico as Verónica Jaspeado Martinez – and has appeared in several Mexican TV shows.

She is best known for her performances in “Un gancho al corazón”, “Amor mío”, “What Life Took from Me”, “Along Came Love”, and “Papá a Toda Madre”.

Sources say that Verónica and ESP did not part company amicably – a situation that supposedly had something to do with DOS, the secret sex slave branding society in which Veronica was reputed to be a member.

Verónica, who – for some unknown reason also uses the stage name Beluga Rock – was not listed as one of the Analysts with The Knife Media. She had been listed as an Analyst when the company was called The Knife of Aristotle.


Maria Colla

Maria Colla is an Argentinian-born actress who got involved with the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise.

In fact, for much of the time that she was involved with the group, Maria was reputed to be the “best friend” of Nancy Salzman, the President of NXIVM.

Maria was born on November 12, 1973 – which makes her 46-years old today – well past the age that Keith Raniere would likely be interested in having her be part of his harem.

During the course of her career, she appeared in “V.I.P.”, “Señora”, and “Alta tensión”.

She has been married to Pablo Monroy for the past 20 years – and they have two children.

She was reputed to be a member of DOS – and may bear the KAR “brand” on her pubic region.

But she has never spoken out against NXIVM or Raniere – and probably never will.


Mark Hildreth

Although Mark Hildreth doesn’t technically qualify as a NXIVM-related actress, I decided to include him in this series for several reasons.

The 42-year old Canadian born actor attended the prestigious National Theatre School of Canada – and starred in several films: “Gundam Wing”, “Young Blades”, “V”, “The Tudors”, and “Resurrection”.

At one point, he was Kristin Kreuk’s boyfriend – and, according to some sources, recruited her into the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise. Others claimed that they joined together.

Regardless, about 6 years after they both joined NXIVM, they broke up as a couple. That’s the same time that Kreuk reportedly left NXIVM. Hildreth stayed in.

While in the cult, Mark – along with actress Allison Mack – served as the co-leader of “The Source”, a NXIVM subgroup that was focused on recruiting more actors and actresses.

During his 10+ years with NXIVM, Mark rose through the ranks of the Stripe Path – and by 2011, he had moved up to the coveted Orange Sash.

He also appeared in several promotional videos in which he appeared especially attentive and subordinate to Raniere.

On June 19, 2016, Hildreth wrote on his blog about sex-slaver Raniere: “This is my friend. His name is Keith. He has been one of the most gentle, compassionate and helpful friends I have ever known. He has been an incredible friend to me and to many people I know.”

During this acting career, Mark has played a lot of brave guys – and tough guys.

But on a personal basis, he’s just another wimpy guy who is still too afraid to speak up against Raniere or NXIVM.


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  • Hi KRC,
    How can you forget the star of the Times Union expose, former beauty and star of Dynasty, Linda Evans. Since she and Oxenberg were both in that primetime soap together, maybe Linda is the friend who got Oxenberg involved.

    And according to Frank’s earlier articles, you are missing some MAJOR names. Frank said Luis MIguel is deeply involved and that Jennifer Aniston, Gerald Butler, and Rosario Dawson not only took trainings but “ARE SUPPORTIVE of Keith Raniere.” Maybe Aniston was the beloved actress who enrolled in NXIVM’s coaching program in 2009 and Butler is the famous Hollywood actor hosting one of their retreats at his Hollywood mansion that Sarah Edmondson teased in her book. Aniston and Butler made a film together around that time and were supposedly romantically involved as well. Butler has had some well publicized issues including rehab, and Aniston had a much publicized estranged relationship with her mom, making them prime targets for Nancy and Keith. There was a Vice article that mentioned that there were Hollywood A-listers involved with NXIVM and Aniston and Butler would certainly fit the bill back then and dwarf any of your names here.

    Frank has also written about Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem having their kid in Rainbow and that DOS slave Michelle Hatchette was conducting experiments on the kid for Raniere.

    • “would certainly fit the bill back then and dwarf any of your names here”.

      Sultan Of Six desperately wants the heat off Kristin Kreuk and onto others, lol.

      • Dear Chuckles, I am not your mentally ill Sultan or any of his other aliases. Just because you are obsessed with this one actress just like Sultan doesn’t mean that the rest of us are. KRC has been actively seeking other names of actors. It is obvious from things Edmondson has teased and some other articles, that there are some far bigger Hollywood names who were involved with this cult. It’s also well-known that publicists for the heavy hitters will feed information to reporters not only to promote but to protect their clients.

        According to Forbes, last year Aniston was the 5th highest paid actress raking in some $28 million and was worth over $200 million, so of course her people will go out of their way to make sure she is in no way connected to the sex cult. It’s also understandable that Frank would go after the low hanging fruit and for all we know, Catherine got her Lifetime movie and Edmondson got whatever deals she’s made or is trying to make by agreeing to keep quiet about the bigger names associated with the cult. Isn’t it rather odd that the Hallmark Channel of all channels would employ Edmondson, the face of the sex cult.

        • “Just because you are obsessed with this one actress just like Sultan doesn’t mean that the rest of us are.”

          Hi Sultan,

          Nobody is obsessed with you and only you are obsessed with this one actress.

          As for your other remarks, it was through the Vancouver branch that NXIVM expanded into Hollywood.

          Kristin Kreuk was the ‘big’ name of the Vancouver branch.

          Notice how in the DOS trial, it was revealed that Mark Hildreth dropped Kreuk’s name to recruit a future DOS slave. He didn’t drop any big names. The woman herself said so in court.

          There is a difference between being a big name Hollywood actor taking a class or two and being a c-list smell the fart actress, coaching.

          Can you name a more famous person, higher in rank in the NXIVM cult? Coaching and recruiting like Kreuk?

          It was through Kreuk that the Vancouver branch expanded in the first place, not with some so called ‘A-list’ twats.

          Have you increased your masturbation sessions to Kristin Kreuk during this Chinese Virus situation? Have you got enough lubricants?

  • Thanks for this article KRC. I didn’t realize Catherine Oxenberg was in the sex cult. She really hasn’t been truthful about the full extent of her involvement has she. Does anyone know if she slept with Raniere along with her daughter. I know there has been many articles showing Keith liked threesomes.

    Also I didn’t realize that she had recruited India when India was still a teenager and then recruited her underage stepdaughter as well. She really needs to be called out for her misleading, self promotion and perhaps criminal recruiting of her stepdaughter into the sex cult. I can’t believe Frank has ignored this. Even if Catherine finally spoke up to keep India from being arrested, this is really disturbing and really needs to be explored further.

  • Thanks for this rundown. I get the impression that quite a few more Hollywood types dabbled and maybe did the introductory intensive when it was something of an “in” thing, though that’s not surprising and happens with many cults; that seems to be sort of a dirty secret, the details of which we may never know.

    Park makes Kreuk look like a paragon of openness in comparison. Grace was involved up until the end, producing one of those series of videos with Raniere trying to burnish his image and promote NXIVM, but now she’s scuttled off without so much as a misleadingly vague PR statement even acknowledging her membership, though apparently she’s been working behind the scenes to try to get the internet scrubbed of traces of her involvement (successful, in the case of the YouTube videos, though Frank apparently has copies saved).

    As I posted on the other recent thread, a quick fact-check shows Lokken has been pictured with her child as a baby and toddler, along with her boyfriend who is the presumptive father, and I think it certainly does look like the two of them are the happy parents:

    • Several other Hollywood names have come up from time to time but we have been unable to verify that they actually attended one or more training sessions (Example: Jennifer Anniston). If we get a credible source for any of those, we’ll add them to the list.

      As for Kristanna Loken, we would be happy to publish any comment or response she may send to us. To date, she has not sent us anything.

      • It occurs to me that some of the Hollywood types might have gotten private EMs in an effort to recruit them, even if they didn’t do intensives. Scientology even has separate centers for celebrities, where they get completely different treatment in order to cater to them, as well as having special arrangements that allow high-profile figures (of which there are few now left) to come and go anonymously, and NXIVM might have taken a page from their playbook. It’s also possible that they did very small intensives or custom introductory courses for high-profile people – and those involved, are unlikely to ever speak out.

        At this point, I doubt anyone is going to go on the record, who hasn’t already. Things are starting to blow over, unless something really blows up with a new case in Albany, and those once involved must just be hoping that it will be forgotten.

        • All good points. We would love to hear from anyone who knows about other actresses who were involved in NXIVM.

  • Qestion for Mr. Claviger — You wrote in your previous post that Catherine Oxenberg recruited India after first taking some NXIVM classes but that isn’t what she said in the interviews I watched. Why do you think Oxenberg is lying about that and if she would lie about that, what else is she lying about? And why lie about that part of her story, but admit that she was the one who recruited her teenage daughter and and underage stepdaughter into the sex cult?

    • My understanding is that Catherine had already taken a few of NXIVM’s training courses before she invited India to join her for one. But I will go back through my notes and also do some more research – and try to nail down that point once and for all.

  • “Sarah Edmondson was willing to put her name, her career and even perhaps her life on the line in an effort to take down NXIVM and its leaders”
    BS once again…First, she goes against at least one of HER victim…Allison didn’t do anything to her and yet, she aims at her.
    Second, she was one of the leaders, she was willing to put her name, her career and even perhaps her life on the line in an effort to support Nxivm and her part in leadership…especially for the money she stole from her victims

    “As a result, my hope…”
    Excuse me but are you a child or an adult? You do what, you draw a coin in a fountain a make a wish?

    “Bonnie Peese…is also reportedly cooperated fully with the feds who eventually brought charges against Allison Mack and Kathy Russell”
    First, it’s Piesse, second, it’s not her help that brought the false charge against Allison, she just talked about the branding…

    “Some see her as just another victim.
    Others see her as the worst of the NXIVM perpetrators except for Raniere.”
    Yeah, some are realistic, some are idiots, I let you guess the group you are in?
    You really love to ignore the facts and the those who see her as the worst perpetrator should consider to get out of their fantasy and consider only the FACTS and not the rumours you or Frank present over her…

    “The truth probably lies somewhere in between.”
    See, ignoring the fact, you take the opinion of people who know nothing but ignore those who know Allison…Worst yet, it’s not in between it FACTUALLY in the victims…
    You don’t question India’s position? Do you? and yet she did THE SAME as Allison…THE SAME ! you idiot!

    “When Allison stands for her sentencing, she’ll have one last chance to denounce Raniere and the NXIVM sex cult/criminal enterprise.”
    And another BS ignoring the facts…she already did!
    During the trial, it’s clearly said she cooperated and gave several proof (including a USB key and full access to the info she could give…but of course, since she was NOT INVOLVED IN REALLY SERIOUS CRIME but the collateral’s collection, she had little to give…
    Allison participate to little to no crime for an extremely short period and under COERCION,STARVATION,SLEEP DEPRIVATION, MENTAL MANIPULATION and HIGH PROBABILITY OF DRUGGING…
    NOTHING TO CLOSE TO WILL…She was coerced and manipulated to commit a crime she was a victim of herself!

    “While in the cult, Mark – along with actress Allison Mack – served as the co-leader of “The Source””
    And you ignore the facts again…the trial showed Allison was co leader of anything…once again 13 people were leading “the source” and Allison wasn’t one of them…it was just using her name to give credibility to this program.
    It’s not like you’re gonna care.
    Around here, there is nothing but censorship and ignoring the facts…twisting the reality to fit your perverted reality!
    KRClaviger, when you were gone, this website was maybe not much better but your lack of professionnalism, your obsession against Allison and to defend REAL CRIMINALS like Lauren and your excessives lies make you, likely, the worst of the FR team…worst than Frank who sometime (once every moon) consider the facts…
    You NEVER do that, you prefer to make your own story and badge it like it’s absolute truth.

    STOP IGNORING THE UNDISPUTABLE FACTS…Stop putting rumours or twisted information as a fact because in the end, here , it seem to be having a result but eventually, once this story is behind ,i’ll make sure that your defamatory statements come back to bite you (legally).

    BTW, suffise to see who are supportive of your lies to understand who “real” is your side of the story…

  • I’m laughing at you describing Sarah Edmondson as a “hero”. She brought in thousands of people over almost fifteen years of active membership on the cult, including having a part in bringing in all of the Vancouver actors, raking in the hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions as her primary source of income for each of those years, and is currently still profiting over her career post NXIVM financially and image-wise, on some absurd glamorization that she did anything other than what she had to do in order to survive. She’s probably the best actress out of them all in fooling those who still write worthless articles like these. She deserves glory and success, while those who stayed silent or didn’t say enough, and may not have known anything at all, yet have had no trouble with the law in the events surrounding these circumstances deserve failure, well, because.

    • I do not disagree with most of your description of what Sarah did while she was involved in NXIVM. But how can you deny that her willingness to step forward – and to allow her “brand” to be displayed on Page 31 of The New York Times changed the course of history with respect to NXIVM and Raniere?

      Doing bad things – and going good things – are not mutually exclusive. Many people do both.

      • Sarah Edmondson did not do good.

        She did what she did to save herself. It is like a member of the mafia talking to the feds, because his own side put a hit on him.

        Or like a member of a cult who made serious dollars scamming people, willingly, then went to the feds and to the media when her cult went after her after she was personally affected. Oh, wait…

        Sarah Edmondson is a joke. She is also a…….*sounds like shoe, blue, who*….

        They love money through dishonesty.

      • Doing the right thing does not necessarily make you a hero, especially with someone who has the cult history of Edmondson. This cult was on its last legs due to the the utter stupidity of the smartest and most ethical man in the world forming DOS. All it needed was a little public exposure push and the timing of #metoo was a godsend for it. Sarah did the right thing after being a major enabler of this cult for well over a decade. She should be applauded for that only. Further profiting on her newfound fame muddies her sincerity and what she did in bringing it down.

        • I agree 100%. You have not heard me lauding anything Sarah did while she was involved with NXIVM. I just don’t think that those prior bad acts preclude the fact that she did something courageous in stepping up to speak out against NXIVM and Raniere.

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  • Mark Hildreth should be counted as an actress since Raniere essentially castrated him.

    As for the other NXIVM actresses, all of whom would call themselves Feminists, they should be imprisoned for Hypocrisy if nothing else.

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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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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