Former Smallville and Wilfred actress Allison Mack made big news last week when she was arrested for her involvement in the sex cult NXIVM. In the time since, people have been searching the actresses Twitter to find evidence she was actively recruiting others in the cult, and it turns out she was pushing for Harry Potter actress Emma Watson to join very hard (via Uproxx):
.@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
Watson didn’t respond to the allegations, which apparently wasn’t acceptable to Mack or her cohort in this whole thing, Keith Raniere. Mack tweeted Watson on two other separate occasions after the alleged incident, heavily encouraging her to join the cult:
.@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
— Allison Mack (@allisonmack) March 7, 2016
Mack’s group was actually a sex cult in which women joined under the guise of mentorship only to be pressured into sexual situations with mentors who could “advance their careers.” Trying to back out or leave the group was threatened to be met with public humiliation, so definitely a rough deal. My question is what did this group think they could offer Watson that she didn’t already have? I guess if I’m trying to make sense of a sex cult and its motivations, I’m going to spend a long time thinking.