Smallville actress-turned-human sex slave trafficker Allison Mack – currently facing charges for her actions with the NXIVM cult – has given a surprising interview to New York Times Magazine, to be published this Sunday. In it, she blithely takes responsibility for the branding of women with her and her cult “master” Keith Raniere’s initials, insisting that it was about female empowerment. She says that someone originally suggested tattooing the women:
“I was like: ‘Y’all, a tattoo? People get drunk and tattooed on their ankle ‘BFF,’ or a tramp stamp. I have two tattoos and they mean nothing.’ ” She says some of the women wore surgical masks to help with the smell of their own burning flesh but were still able to cry out as they were branded: “Badass warrior bitches! Let’s get strong together.”
She also goes on to talk – rather chillingly – about the “collateral” that the slaves were to give their master to prove their commitment to never leave the group, and what she gave to Raniere as her own collateral
Mack says that in addition to nude photos of herself, she also gave Raniere a signed contract agreeing that if she ever left him or NXIVM, her house would be transferred into his name and that any future children she birthed would be his – and she gave him a letter addressed to Social Services in which she admitted to abusing her nephews.
This story gets more twisted by the minute.
Read the whole New York Times interview here.