She offered to let me stay with her in New York and wanted to show me around. I was young, foolish and tempted. But my instinct was telling me it didn’t make any sense. That was a huge amount of money to put in someone else’s name. I politely declined. We didn’t really end up talking much after that.
I later learned about NXIVM and the whole DOS thing. And it makes me shudder each time I read about it. I found out the ‘friend’ who introduced me to Allison was a recruiter for NXIVM.
I reached out to another member of NXIVM who I had mutual friends with and told her about our conversations. She told me Allison would have more than likely used that money as collateral against me. That she would often do grand favours in return for…. well…. who really knows.
I can’t be sure what would have happened or what the intentions really were. But it all gives me the heebie-jeebies.
The timeline the Reddit poster claims – 2015-2016 – is during the time when DOS was growing and recruitment was vigorously pursued. The story sounds plausible. If it is true, the Aussie woman would have likely been slender and attractive and perhaps Allison thought she might be a fine candidate for the sorority.
As readers know, Allison herself was charged with sex trafficking, and attempted sex trafficking – and had she not taken a plea deal that eliminated the sex trafficking charges and settled with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy – she would likely be facing a life sentence today.
As it is, when she is sentenced – the date has not been set – she may get anywhere from a few years to as much as 40 years. The sentencing guidelines are believed to be in the 3-5 year range.
But there are no guarantees for her.
Insofar as Allison cooperated with the prosecution of Raniere and has denounced him at her plea hearing, she may fare better with Judge Garaufis than her codefendant, Clare Bronfman, who got triple the sentencing guidelines [27 months] being handed a stiff 81 months. The judge mentioned that her failure to disavow Raniere was one of the factors in the surprisingly longer sentence.
Raniere himself got 120 years which some say is quite long considering he was not convicted of murder or any other harsh, violent crimes.
Below are several more MK10ART’s paintings and sketches of Allison Mack with and without Keith Raniere: