Mack, 35, was arrested on Friday morning and charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor in conspiracy with the group NXIVM. She hasn’t pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking charges after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” whose role included recruiting women to the group.
Mack tweeted to Emma Watson on several occasions to talk about “an amazing women’s movement,” without giving much information. On Jan. 23, 2016, she tweeted: “.@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.”
A month later, she tweeted: “.@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.”
In 2013, she even attempted to involve Kelly Clarkson, tweeting: “@kelly_clarkson I heard through the grapevine that you’re a fan of Smallville. I’m a fan of yours as well! I’d love to chat sometime.”
Keith Raniere, the co-founder of Nxivm, was arrested in Mexico at the end of March for sex trafficking and forced labor. Mack was seen chasing the police vehicle which hauled him away from the Mexican villa where they had been residing.
U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement: “As alleged in the indictment, 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.” ~Marriska Fernandes