Smallville actress Allison Mack was arrested last week for her ties to a sex cult called NXIVM. She reportedly tried to get Emma Watson to join.
NXIVM labeled itself as a “self-help” group. However, it has been revealed to be a “a multi-level marketing scheme used as a ruse to enslave and traffic women for sex,” reports CBS.
In a series of disturbing tweets, Allison tried to reach out to Emma Watson to join a “movement.”
She first tweeted in January 2016:
“@EmWatson I’m a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an amazing women’s movement I think you’d dig. I’d love to chat if you’re open.”
.@EmWatson I'm a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an amazing women's movement I think you'd dig. I'd love to chat if you're open.
— Allison Mack (@allisonmack) January 24, 2016
After getting no reply, she wrote another message a month later:
“@EmWatson I participate in a unique human development & women’s movement I’d love to tell you about. As a fellow actress I can relate so well to your vision and what you want to see in the world. I think we could work together. Let me know if you’re willing to chat.”
Allison didn’t stop there, though. She continued to try to get Emma’s attention two more times on Twitter.
.@EmWatson well to your vision and what you want to see in the world. I think we could work together. Let me know if you're willing to chat
— Allison Mack (@allisonmack) February 19, 2016
@TheCathyJensen @EmWatson Thank you for the bump up! Would love to chat with a fellow change-maker! #InternationalWomensDay
— Allison Mack (@allisonmack) March 7, 2016
Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue said:
“Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere. The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit.”
Thank goodness neither Emma nor her team ever responded to Allison’s messages.
If she’s convicted of all her charges, Allison faces a minimum of 15 years in jail.