Allison Mack: Multi-Level Marketing Top Recruiter and ‘Alleged’ Sex Trafficker!
I thought I had seen it all. ”Smallville” actress Allison Mack and Keith Raniere were arrested for charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and more. Mack, along with Keith Raniere (the leader of a multi-level-marketing company called NXIVM) could face 15 years to life in prison, if convicted.
The Albany based company is a multi-level-marketing company that offers self-development programs but also claims to have created spas along with health and wellness facilities. The Jness branch of the company was advertised as offering “empowerment for women throughout the world.” The company offers “executive success programs.” And has the following mission statement:
NXIVM is a company whose mission is to raise awareness, foster an ethical humanitarian civilization, and celebrate what it means to be human (the leader of the company is alleged to have branded women—literally).
According to investigators, people paid thousands of dollars to NXIVM to learn success principles and empowerment techniques and then were recruited again to a secret society where they were sexually abused and branded with a branding iron on the pelvic bone. This doesn’t sound like techniques that would help one feel empowered. I would imagine instead the students of these seminars would feel more like failures with all of their personal power being taken away from them when they are forced into having sex and held down to be painfully branded with the leader’s initials.
Court filings from 2015 reveal that NXIVM had a secret society for women with the acronym “DOS” which translates loosely to “Lord and Master of the Obedient Female Companions. ” This ‘master/slave’ system encouraged women to recruit women in this secret sister-society to become their own slaves so they could rank up to the rank of “master“ themselves. As a pre-condition to enrollment, slaves had to pay with ‘collateral’ of highly sensitive and damaging info of friends and family including ‘nude’ photos. Allison Mack’s position in the geneology of the pyramid was the first level with Keith Raniere (aka call him by his Master name of “Vanguard” and Allison as “pimp-mack”) at the very top. Another disturbing allegation states that NXIVM doctors subjected many women to unnecessary brain-activity studies that were out of protocol.
Allison Mack (aka “pimp mack” as her accusers call her) was considered a top recruiter in this company. She also was the author and contributor to most of the training materials. She had been involved with NXIVM since 2006. The court filings allege that Allison Mack recruited slaves to engage in sexual relations with Raniere. The slaves were ‘branded’ naked on the pelvic bone with Raniere’s initials and filmed after being threatened with release of personally damaging information if the slaves didn’t comply. Allison Mack received financial benefits from Raniere in exchange for the services from those identified as slaves.
I have worked in the network marketing profession for 5 years. Most companies that offer a direct sales or Multi-Level Marketing model are legitimate and offer financial and time freedom to so many people. The network marketing industry is largely populated by women who are looking for ways to work from home, earn additional income and be their own bosses. The beauty of the industry is that entrepreneurs own their businesses and don’t have to answer to a ‘master’ other than themselves. Thousands women are earning significant income and enjoy being in control of their time, energy and money. It is very common in the industry of Network Marketing also for leaders in the industry to take numerous ‘self development’ courses a year. In fact, Network Marketers spend a lot of money to fine tune mindset techniques, learn sales strategies and find breakthrough in limited thinking.
Women and men are looking for empowerment. People are willing to pay thousands of dollars to find the way to feelings of strength and power. So many people are falsely living in this life feeling as if they are artificially existing powerless. Even Allison Mack claims to be ‘self-loathing’ and called herself “Allison-bot” in her blog posts. The irony is the ‘pimp-mack’ hated herself according to her own words.
The story of these women is so sad in the realization that in pursuit of power and understanding of who they are, they paid good money to be violated rather than empowered. Allison Mack and Keith Raniere leveraged the deepest desire of these women to learn how to be the masters in their lives and instead led them into their own prisons, defiling and branding them. These women, hoping to become ’empowered’ submitted to evil people playing games with their souls. This is pure evil.
My advice for anyone looking to find fulfillment via a home-based business in Network Marketing is to vet the company and understand that if the company is legit you will always B.Y.O.B. Nobody has the right to subject you to the rank of slave. I don’t care how charismatic, rich, connected or powerful your upline leader is, nothing is worth your freedom.
You are empowered because you live. You are empowered because by God’s standard you are great. You are empowered because God says you can do all things.
I’m well aware that life can do a number on us as far as remembering who we truly are. We can feel weak, exhausted, overpowered by the world. The journey to knowing about true power, isn’t always an easy one. But there is nobody on this planet, certainly not in a Multi-Level-Marketing company, Pyramid Scheme, or even Success Training Program that can grant you the internal power that you are looking for.
To the women who were subjected to this torture, I want to let you know that you are valuable and there is life after this atrocity. You have our prayers and belief in full healing. For those of you seeking opportunities to thrive in your freedom, please know that the opportunities and trainings exist with great people at the helm who truly respect and love you. There are many good business leaders available to serve you not the other way around. There are trainings that are brilliantly written and researched that give you great insight on what true power is.
Allison Mack’s own words from her blog post “SHE FEELS CRAMPED IN THE CLOSET” says:
Cold sweats. Constantly.
The anxiety of being caught makes my heart thrum like a hummingbird.
Someday I will be discovered. I will be found out!
Although, NXIVM maintains innocence in its leader, evil is always brought to the light.
For the ultimate training manual, I have always consulted with the best self improvement manual ever written to remind me that God is good and will always be my ultimate upline….and I will always be FREE in Him. There are some great empowerment tips in that book.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Deanna Falchook writes about Pro-Life, Adoption and Christian Topics. She is highly focused on fairy tales and their impact on politics, faith and culture. She is the author of a book called TO BE A MOTHER and the soon to be released book called THE CINDERELLA MINDSET. She is a top network marketer and one of the millionaires in her company. Deanna’s work has been featured in Charisma, Breitbart, 700Club, EWTN, Faithwire to name a few. Deanna is the mom of 7 children (5 internationally adopted) and lives near Disneyworld in Orlando. You can contact Deanna on FACEBOOK or twitter @deannafalchook.