Now that Allisom Mack has been arrested along with alleged cult leader Keith Raniere, she is facing at least 15 years behind bars if convicted.
But how did she go from a charismatic young actress to an alleged monster who used blackmail to force women to obey their cult leader?
It didn’t happen overnight.
The Hollywood Reporter describes how Allison Mack went from a bright eyed teen actress to one of the leaders of a sex slave cult infamous for blackmail and branding.
When Mack landed the role of Chloe Sullivan on what would turn out to be the long-running series, Smallville, she moved to Vancouver, where most good television is made.
Unfortunately, she moved alone and had no real friends with her. At the same time, she was anxious about skipping college to pursue her acting career.
So when her costar Kristin Kreuk uninvited her to what was presented as some women’s empowerment classes,
Mack was apparently already seeking “alternative sources of wisdom.” She believed that she had found it with an organization called Nxivm.
12 years before Mack would be arrested shortly after cult leader Keith Raniere, the self-described “Vanguard” already had a harem.
But that wasn’t the side of Nxivm that Mack saw at first. And Kreuk never made it that far into the cult.
Instead, it’s said that Raniere and his inner circle rolled out the red carpet for Mack as part of something that they call “love-bombing.”
Mack was then invited to meet Raniere — something that she would not have expected, and something that would normally have involved investing thousands of additional dollars in classes.
On her blog in 2007, Mack wrote: “The truth is … I am an eternal student, and I am loving all the opportunities I have to grow.”
Growth often means change, and it’s undeniable that Mack …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip