Last April, the arrest of Smallville star Allison Mack entered the news cycle – and quickly vanished without much scrutiny. However, the larger implications of her arrest and crime were virtually unreported by the mainstream media and unknown to the general public.
Along with Mack, Keith Raniere – the founder of a group called “NXIVM” – was also arrested.
Mack and Raniere were both charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, racketeering, and forced labor conspiracy. Although Raniere’s trial has just begun, Allison Mack has already pled guilty to her charges.
In court on Monday, Mack admitted to luring women in NXIVM where they were then blackmailed and coerced into following Raniere’s orders. Mack said she “must take full responsibility for her conduct” and that she “was lost” when she joined the cult and “was looking for purpose” despite her successful acting career.
Last month, NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman also pled guilty to charges in the case. Just two weeks later, her daughter Lauren Salzman, pleaded guilty to racketeering counts. Among the accused also stands Clare Bronfman, Seagram liquor heiress, who funded Raniere – among other things.
FMShooter reported on Bronfman last July:
It’s now been revealed that Clare Bronfman was indeed funding Raniere’s operations. As the New York Post reports, Bronfman used her family fortune to “buy an entire island, the private plane to get there… and to bankroll a sex cult”.
Bronfman also stands accused of hacking her now-deceased father’s e-mail account. Allegedly, under direction from Raniere, Bronfman implanted a “keylogger” virus on the computer of her father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr.
The hacking was apparently carried out so that NXIVM associates could monitor Bronfman Sr.’s e-mails – including exchanges with world leaders and then-Senator Hillary Clinton.
On top of all of that, both Nancy Salzman and Clare Bronfman were members of the Clinton Global Initiative – an invite-only organization. Executives and top associates at NXIVM even donated to Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign…
Per the New York Post in 2007:
Executives and top associates of the Albany-based NXIVM group – along with their family members – donated $29,900 to Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to federal records…
…Group President Nancy Salzman and the Bronfman sisters – are members of Bill’s charitable organization, the Clinton Global Initiative. Membership is by invitation only and requires at least a $15,000 donation per person for one year…
Notably, Allison Mack faces up to 20 years in prison on each count she pleaded guilty. Mack’s sentencing is scheduled to take place in September.
The dam broke with mega-creep Harvey Weinstein’s abuse and manipulation exposed – opening the floodgates for an influx of #MeToo confessions.
Even an entertainment network as innocuous as Nickelodeon – children’s cartoons – got wrapped into the messy realm of sex abuse scandals. NXIVM, however, takes the cake over any previous bombshell – a ritualistic sex cult connected to a notable politician and presidential candidate… not only is it wholly abhorrent but it begs the question: what else lurks beneath the veneer?