A wannabe actress says she was duped into joining Nxivm by “Smallville” actress Allison Mack — who told her she could go on to be “Wonder Woman,” pitching the sex cult as a secret women’s empowerment group.
“I wanted to be like Wonder Woman, I wanted to play that role,” a women known only as Nicole testified Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court.
Instead, the now-31-year-old became Mack’s personal slave within that subsect known as DOS — a secret master-slave sorority that starved women, branded them, and allegedly groomed them for sex with Nxivm leader Keith Raniere.
“Trust me, you will be OK,” Mack told her of joining the group. Instead, prosecutors said Nicole would later be strapped to a table, while a fellow DOS slave named Camila forcibly performed oral sex on her.
The petite brunette testified that she never would have joined the group if she knew it was led by Raniere, but that Mack told her it was a women’s-only group.
“At the time I was really looking for something to be hopeful for,” she explained. Nicole said Mack seemed like she was coming to her rescue when she swooped in and “took me under her wing,” in February 2016 when Nicole was contemplating suicide.
Nicole sobbed on the stand, head in her hands, as she explained how Mack coached her through turning over collateral in order to join the alleged empowerment group, and instructed her to write false letters about her family.
“She said I could lie,” the witness said tearfully. “She said she had written that her father sexually abused her.”
Nicole wept as she said she wrote the same thing about her own father. She said she also provided a sex tape, and other letters containing false information about other family members and an unnamed ex who had become a prominent actor.
At first, everything seemed alright, she testified. But in March 2016, Mack started doling out a series of assignments — the first of which was to stop having sex with her on-again, off-again boyfriend, actor Mark Hildreth.
“The second assignment was to be celibate for 3 months,” she said.
She began to second-guess joining DOS after Mack chastised her for giving her number to a cute boy, she testified Wednesday, but that Mack wouldn’t let her leave.
“You can’t go back, it’s not an option. Like an arranged marriage,” Mack wrote her in one email.
A week later she told Nicole to reach out to Raniere over Facebook.
“How do you get the attention of the smartest man in the world??” Mack wrote.
Raniere is facing various charges, including sex trafficking, for his roles in DOS and Nxivm. Mack pleaded guilty earlier this year to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges, including extortion and forced labor.
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