Of all the strange and absurd stories that we cover over here at Constitution, few have been quite as disturbing as the case of actress Allison Mack and her involvement in a deranged, sexually-centric cult based out of Hollywood.
For those of you not familiar with the story, it is a wacky, wild, and sordid tale that has landed more than a few people behind bars, with claims of human trafficking and bizarre, forced sexual situations that have been ongoing in Hollywood for years.
Formerly known as Executive Success Programs, Nxivm is the brainchild of Keith Raniere, who was just arrested in Mexico on sex trafficking charges. As The Daily Beast previously reported, Raniere has been accused of creating DOS, a “sorority” in which female “masters” recruited “slaves” who were reportedly branded with Raniere’s initials and, according to FBI official William Sweeney, “considered [Raniere’s] sex slaves.”
Sweeney continued, “He allegedly participated in horrifying acts of branding and burning them, with the cooperation of other women operating within this unorthodox pyramid scheme.”
According to the AP, “Investigators said Raniere preferred exceptionally thin women, so ‘slaves’ had to stick to very low-calorie diets and document every food they ate. As punishment for not following orders, women were forced to attend classes where they were ‘forced to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called them derogatory names,’ or threatened with being put in cages.”
Allison Mack, who became the cult’s “top recruiter”, was a famous actress on television’s Smallville, and her involvement with the cult has brought widespread notoriety to the institution.
Now, as the layers of this perverse onion are being peeled away, we are finding even more disturbing connections to the upper echelon of American wealth, including business mogul Richard Branson and former President Barack Obama.
Members of the Hollywood sex cult NXIVM hosted seminars and lavish sex parties on Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island in a bid to recruit the billionaire, according to a whistleblower.
Several members, including co-founder Nancy Salzman and ‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack, visited Branson’s Necker Island for “seminars” in 2007 and 2010, with one of those visits paid for by billionaire heiress Sara Bronfman.
The connections to the cult don’t end there.
It’s also worth noting that former President Obama vacationed with Branson on Necker Island last year.
The mainstream media has been begrudgingly covering the story with the bare minimum of airtime, leading many Americans to speculate as to the true scope of the cult’s reach in the entertainment industry and the international political scene.