R. Kelly’s Alleged Sex Slave Victims’ Families Involved in Lifetime Documentary

Lifetime’s diving deep into R. Kelly’s alleged sex cult with a documentary series … and TMZ’s learned the network’s getting tons of help from the families directly affected. Tim Savage — the father of alleged brainwashed sex slave Joycelyn…


R. Kelly’s Alleged Sex Slave Victims’ Families Involved in Lifetime Documentary

Lifetime’s diving deep into R. Kelly’s alleged sex cult with a documentary series … and TMZ’s learned the network’s getting tons of help from the families directly affected. Tim Savage — the father of alleged brainwashed sex slave Joycelyn…


Allison Mack Tried to Recruit Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson to Sex Slave Cult

Last week, former Smallville star Allison Mack was arrested for sex trafficking over her alleged role as a “master” in a sex-slave cult that masquerades as a women’s self-help pyramid scheme.

It has now come to light that she solicited other celebrities to join Nxivm.

Was she trying to turn Emma Watson and Kelly Clarkson into sex slaves for Keith Raniere?

On Friday, Allison Mack entered a plea of “not guilty” for sex trafficking and forced labor.

See, even if you pretend that it’s “empowering,” it is in fact illegal to coerce people to have sex through blackmail and the threat of beatings.

Yes, it’s still illegal even if the  initials are already branded on that woman’s body.

Mack is, of course, accused of recruiting women to join the pyramid scheme and then selecting which women would be ordered to Raniere’s bed.

And now it’s come out that she may have very brazenly tried to recruit two very familiar names over twitter:

Beloved Harry Potter star Emma Watson and sometimes controversial American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

Allison Mack Tweet to Emma Watson

“I’m a fellow actress like yourself and involved in an amazing women’s movement I think you’d dig,” Mack wrote.

Her tweet continued:

“I’d love to chat if you’re open.”

A month later, when Watson still hadn’t taken the bait, Mack wrote:

“I participate in a unique human development and women’s movement I’d love to tell you about.”

Well … it certainly is unique as far as women’s movements go.

Allison Mack Tweet to Kelly Clarkson

Allison Mack also wrote to Kelly Clarkson.

With Clarkson, she used a somewhat vaguer approach, apparently hoping to dazzle the Since You’ve Been Gone singer with her “star power.”

“I heard through the grapevine that you’re a fan of Smallville.”

Smallville ran for 10 seasons. Its fan base was relatively small yet very dedicated.

“I’m a fan of yours as well! I’d love to chat sometime.”

Those are deceptive friendly words for such an ominous tweet.

While it doesn’t look like Watson or Clarkson fell for Mack’s invitation, that doesn’t make this any less bizarre.

It’s not surprising, however.

Mack was said to have quickly become one of Raniere’s favorites because he liked having a celebrity (or close enough) to recruit more people to Nxivm.

It only stands to reason that, either of her own volition or acting on Raniere’s orders, Mack would seek other celebrities with whom she might have an “in.”

Emma Watson is an outspoken feminist, so Mack clearly hoped that calling Nxivm a “women’s movement” would help to draw her in.

And since Kelly Clarkson apparently likes Smallville, well, who wouldn’t want to hear from an actor from a show that they love?

It’s not clear if she was determined to rope them into joining the sex slave cult, or was just trying to get them both in the “normal” self-help part of the organization to draw in more members.

There’s no doubt that Allison Mack was a major recruitment tool for Nxivm.

But some have called into question how much a willing participant she was in the abuse that she allegedly doled out.

We don’t know all of the evidence that the prosecution will present, but prosecutors may find themselves in a tricky situation.

If they successfully prove that the women in Raniere’s DOS program were unwilling participants and sex trafficking victims because of abuse and blackmail and brainwashing …

… Might Mack’s defense team use that to argue that she herself was also a victim?

They might also try to argue that, if Mack was capable of making her own choices, that the victims were all there of their own free will?

We’re not saying that we believe those arguments, but this is definitely a complicated case.

We’ll see how things work out.


Kristin Kreuk: I Was Never a Sex Slave Recruiter!

… and now for a sentence we did not think we’d be writing today:

Kristin Kreuk has issued a strong statement in denial of reports that she helped recruit sex slaves for a self-help group in which the actress formerly played a role.

This message from Kreuk comes days after Keith Raniere – the co-founder of a mysterious and controversial self-improvement group named “Nxivm” – was arrested in Mexico.

Known as “Vanguard” to his loyal followers, Raniere was taken into custody on a number of sex trafficking and forced labor charges.

According to the criminal complaint, the 57-year-old used his power, position and influence as the head of Nxivm to “brainwash” women into forced labor and sex, while even branding them with his initials.

We’re talking really heinous stuff here.

Where does Kreuk enter the picture?

According to Page Six, the actress (best known for having portrayed a young Superman’s love interest, Lana Lang, on Smallville) was a member of this organization.

She joined in late 2005, the newspaper writes, and helped bring Smallville co-star Allison Mack into the fold.

Mack was accused last year of luring women into the sex slave ring started by Raniere; and this report alleges that Kreuk was also considered some kind of “recruiter” within Nxivm.

Kreuk left the group in 2012, reportedly after she learned Raniere was sleeping with underage girls.

And now she’s released a statement that denies any such recruiting role in general.

“When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM ‘intensive,’ what I understood to be a self help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program,” Kreuk wrote, adding in detail:

“I left about five years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved.”

The actress went on to shoot down talk that she had any influence within the group and was not involved in its “Dominus Obsequious Sororium” (DOS), which translates from Latin to “Master Over the Slave Woman.”

Writes Kreuk:

“The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false.

“During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS.”

kk statement

The women brought into this group were allegedly placed on a strict diet of about 500 to 800 calories a day in order to satisfy Raniere.

The cult leader coerced the women into having sex with him and doing menial chores for “masters,” according to previous reports.

Concluded the actress:

Thank you to all the brave women who have come forward to share their stories and expose DOS; I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for you.

I am deeply disturbed and embarrassed to have been associated with NXIVM. I hope that the investigation leads to justice for all of those affected.

Kreuk also starred as the lead character on Beauty and the Beast and appeared on multiple episodes of Chuck.

Mack is expected to be arrested in the near future, Page Six writes.

What a weird and horrifying story all around.