Allison Mack

News

The Defense of NXIVM Leader Accused of Seeking Sex Slave: He’s Not a Misogynist

A lawyer representing accused sex trafficker Keith Raniere floated a few questionable tropes of his own in closing arguments.
Sarah Berman
6.19.19
News

Keith Raniere’s ‘Sex Cult’ Was Powered by Gaslighting, Experts and Witnesses Testify

The NXIVM founder’s disturbing private messages shown in court are full of lies, distortions, and threats, according to prosecutors.
Sarah Berman
6.12.19
crime

'Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

“I have come to the conclusion that I must take full responsibility for my conduct and that’s why I am pleading guilty today.”
Sarah Berman
4.8.19
cults

How NXIVM Ripped Through This Group of Canadian Actors

“It was like being invited to an Oscar party.”
Sarah Berman
9.12.18
cults

I Followed the NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Diet for a Week

Then a nutritionist told me what it was doing to my brain.
Sarah Berman
8.17.18
cults

Courts Are Rarely Kind to ‘Brainwashed’ Victims

Months ahead of the NXIVM sex-trafficking trial, we take a look at how juries react to cults.
Sarah Berman
7.9.18
sex crimes

Alleged sex cult NXIVM suspends operations

The group cited "extraordinary circumstances" aka its leaders facing multiple sex crimes.
Rex Santus
6.12.18
Nxivm

NXIVM 'Sex Cult’ Founder Wanted ‘Fuck Toy’ Slaves, Texts Reveal

US prosecutors filed new evidence defending the court’s decision not to grant alleged cult leader Keith Raniere bail.
Sarah Berman
6.8.18
cults

A Cult Expert Tells Us Why the NXIVM Story Is Far from Over

Federal charges against leader Keith Raniere and ‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack won’t change the minds of some die-hard followers.
Sarah Berman
5.23.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

We spoke to the man who blew the whistle on the alleged sex cult inside NXIVM

"This is a deadly cult. This is more than a kooky group. This is a crazy group, a criminally insane group."
Elle Reeve
5.17.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

That Alleged NXIVM Sex Cult Is Already Getting Its Own TV Show

The 'New York Times' exposé on the group is getting adapted into a one-hour scripted series.
Drew Schwartz
4.27.18
News

Accused Sex Trafficker Allison Mack Released on $5 Million Bail

The 'Smallville' actress will stay under house arrest at her parents’ home in California.
Sarah Berman
4.25.18
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