Executive Success Program for personal development NXIVM (pronounced Nexium) is under fire. The organization is facing accusations of being a sex cult. NXIVM, founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere and Nacy Salzman, reportedly has over 160,000 members.
Allison Mack of “Smallville” fame and Nicki Clyne of “Battlestar Galactica” were reportedly chasing a police car in Mexico. The vehicle was transporting Raniere after his arrest at his Mexican villa. He is facing charges of running a sex cult under the name NXIVM.
If found guilty, Raniere could be facing 15 years to life in prison.
Mack is reportedly the next in line for arrest. According to Frank Parlato, Raniere’s former public relations person, Mack was a major part of the cult. He reports that Mack started a slave, but became a “slave master.”
Mack Allegedly Played Big Role In NXIVM Cult
Mack went by the slave master name of “Pimp Mack.” She reportedly has been part of the recruitment team finding new slaves, helping her gain “slave master” status. Their victims included vulnerable women who were going through personal challenges and women with money.
Parlato provided mobile video coverage of the arrest. A woman, believed to be Clyne, can be heard yelling to follow the car. Mack is visibly upset during the video.
There was also another “secret” society within the group, DOS. The acronym stands for Dominus Obsequious Sororium or dominance over submissive. The DOS group was allegedly in place to help women overcome their “inherent weaknesses” and “overemotional natures.”
Also, as part of the acceptance ritual, the slaves had to receive a branding near their genitals. The brands consisted of the letters “KR” and “AM.” The initials were that of Keith Ramiere and Allison Mack. Additionally, according to former cult member Sara Edmonson, they make slaves ask for the branding. Several other slaves would then hold down the woman.
Mack found the group through her “Smallville” co-star Kristin Kreuk around 2006. Kreuk had joined the group a short time earlier. Per Parlato, the group used the fame of the two actresses to draw other women to the group. Kruek left the group around 2012 after the Albany Times Union wrote an article about allegations that Raniere was having sex with under-aged girls.
Mack didn’t leave, though, despite the accusations. Instead, reports say that she is the person behind the idea of branding the initials into new members’ skin. Several women reported the branding to local authorities. However, no charges were filled because it was considered “consensual”.