According to the charges, Smallville actress Allison Mack was a member of the cult and worked in a management position. As second-in-command, it was her job to lure women into the programs under the pretense of female empowerment and self-help workshops, to then convince them to sign up for a more “advanced program” called Dominus Obsequious Sororium, which required these women to basically turn the lives over to cult leader Keith Raniere. Dominus Obsequious Sororium is a quasi-Latin phrase that roughly translates to “Master Over the Slave Women.”
When women joined Raniere’s inner circle, they were forced to sign over their finances to him, starve themselves to maintain a certain weight, and he even had them surgically branded with his initials. Raniere would use blackmail to keep the women from speaking out, by collecting nude photos and damaging evidence on family members.
“As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere. The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit,” U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement.
The cult was finally exposed when the daughter of former Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg became a member. Oxenberg told the New York Times that she became concerned after she saw that her 26-year-old daughter India was extremely emaciated from dieting, and was suffering from serious health problems.
When these accusations hit the news, other women, including actress Sarah Edmondson, came forward to all to tell the same story, of the blackmail, the branding, as well as the forced labor and forced sexual activity.
In 2012, several women were interviewed by the Albany Times Union about the coercive sexual experiences that they had with Raniere when they were young girls. One of the women in the case was found dead of a gunshot wound before she was able to give the interview. Her death was ruled a suicide.
The U.S. attorney’s office requested to have Raniere held without bail in a letter to the court stating that he was a known child predator.
Although this extremely important detail is being left out of most mainstream reports, one of the main charges in the criminal indictment against Raniere and Mack is sex trafficking of children.
A quick search for Allison Mack’s arrest report or charges—as reported by the mainstream media—will not yield any mention of children. Most mainstream reports only mention sex trafficking and ominously omit that the charges were for sex trafficking of children. Exactly why the media is refusing to report this remains a mystery.
Another important aspect of this case that has been largely overlooked, is the connections that this organization has to high-level figures in politics and finance. The organization worked much like a pyramid scheme, collecting regular fees from its members. But the majority of the funding, over $150 million, came from the trust funds of Seagram heiresses, Sara and Clare Bronfman.
Their involvement with Raniere began in 2002 and has been very public and controversial, with other members of the Bronfman family distancing themselves from the sisters in the press. The Bronfman family has very close ties to the Rothschild banking dynasty, with members of both families belonging to many of the same companies, including their joint financial firm, Bronfman & Rothschild.
Additionally, at least three high-ranking members of the organization, including Nancy Salzman and the Bronfman sisters, are members of Bill Clinton’s foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, which requires an annual $15,000 membership fee.
Now that Raniere is in jail and Mack is on bail and ordered not to have any contact with other cult members, Clare Bronfman has taken on the role of leader within the organization.
In response to the recent controversy surrounding NXIVM, Bronfman made a statement on her website denying the accusations against Raniere. She praised Raniere and the NXIVM programs, insisting that she is doing work that is truly helping people, and that no one has ever been coerced as a part of their workshops.
Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM publicist-turned-whistleblower told the New York Post that Bronfman is among the harshest leaders in the organization.
“She’s the enforcer—the brutal one. Clare’s running the [operation] now, and she’s the most ruthless of them. I’m issuing an absolute warning now. Clare Bronfman is a true fanatic, and if there’s a Jim Jones situation, everyone will commit suicide but her.” Parlato said.
Of Allison Mack, Parlato said that she was a troubled woman, who was both a victim and an abuser.
“Mack was both a victim and a victimizer. She was both a mastermind and Raniere’s useful idiot. She started as a slave and she became a slave master. Her nickname among defectors is ‘Pimp Mack,‘” Parlato said.
It is highly possible that this is a position that Mack was groomed for since she was a child, as many childhood stars turn from victims to predators as a result of what they often experience behind the scenes in the industry. Oddly enough, one of Mack’s very first roles was in a softcore porn movie called “Night Eyes Three.” She was just 11 years old at the time.
Below you can see the full charges against Mack and Raniere:
24 July 2018
A multimillionaire liquor heiress was among four people arrested Tuesday on charges ranging from sex trafficking to extortion, in connection with the reported NXIVM sex slave cult that “Smallville” actress Allison Mack allegedly helped run.
Clare Bronfman, Kathy Russell, Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman were arrested on a superseding indictment charging them with racketeering conspiracy, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Clare Bronfman has been indicted for her alleged connection to the cult NXIVM. (Executive Success)
The indictment also charges Mack and the alleged cult leader, Keith Raniere.
Bronfman, who is the heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, will be arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court Tuesday. She is allegedly one of NXIVM’s chief financial backers. Russell and the Salzmans will be arraigned afterwards in Albany. Nancy Salzman allegedly co-ran the NXIVM organization alongside Raniere.
Nancy Salzman allegedly co-ran the NXIVM cult alongside leader Keith Raniere. (Executive Success)
The indictment, obtained by Fox News, alleges the group made up Raniere’s “inner circle” and helped him with various illicit activities such as conspiracy to commit crimes like identity theft, harboring of aliens for financial gain, extortion, forced labor, sex trafficking, money laundering, wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
According to the legal documents, members of Raniere’s inner circle held high positions within the cult and had power in its “Pyramid Organizations,” having served on the executive board of NXIVM. Because the group’s activities were illegal and meant to defraud, the documents say they formed an organized crime “enterprise.”
Keith Raniere allegedly ran the NXIVM cult. (YouTube)
“The principal purpose of the Enterprise was to obtain financial and personal benefits for the members of the Enterprise by promoting the defendant Keith Raniere, also known as ‘Vanguard,’ and by recruiting new members into the Pyramid Organization,” the indictment reads. “By promoting Raniere and recruiting others into the Pyramid Organizations, the members of the Enterprise expected to recieve financial opportunities and increased power and status within the Enterprise.”
As previously reported, Allison Mack worked alongside Raniere and the four listed on the new indictment to recruit women as sex slaves under the guise of a women’s self-help organization. Members were allegedly branded with the organization’s symbol and extorted with sensitive content including nude photos that they were asked to surrender to the organization as a kind of commitment.
Both Mack and Raniere were previously arrested for their involvement with NXIVM.
Coverage of the NXIVM scandal in the mainstream media has primarily taken the angle that the minor celebrity, Allison Mack best known for her recurring appearances on the teen drama Smallville was involved in a supposed ‘sex cult’. This coverage has come under criticism by some who believe that the media are missing a much deeper story relating to the price of justice in the United States.
The media have covered the arrest of the leader of the so-called cult Keith Rainiere and Allison Mack who was alleged to be his deputy. Much of the coverage has focussed on the fact that the sex cult branded women and promised them ‘executive success’ if they paid astronomical fees to the cult leaders. However, Mack and Raniere have not only be charged for this exploitation and abuse but also with the sex trafficking of children, something which campaigners have noted has glanced over in most reports of the scandal.
sex cult not only exploits grown women but also children
Furthermore, much of the emphasis on the criminal conspiracy has focused on Mack. However, it appears that the crimes involved a much larger circle than the media coverage has suggested. In addition to Mack, it appears that the cult may have involved a number of influential individuals with a great deal more power than those who have since been arrested.
It has been alleged that the sex cult which not only exploits grown women but also children is still active today under the leadership of a woman named Clare Bronfman, the heiress of Seagram’s liquor. It has been suggested that Bronfman has a long history of serious criminal activities which have never been properly investigated or led to convictions due to her enormous wealth and her extensive connections with many of America’s most powerful individuals, including the Rothschild family.
As has been proved in the past year, money and influence can allow powerful and wealthy individuals such as Harvey Weinstein to avoid taking accountability for their prolific sexual crimes. While many people are now hopeful that the sea change in American society has meant that avoiding justice in the future will be more difficult it seems that there is still a long way to go.
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