ACTRESS ALLISON MACK SAYS BRANDING 'SEX SLAVES' FOR CULT WAS HER IDEA

Actress Allison Mack told a reporter that the branding of “slaves” in what federal prosecutors have alleged was a criminal sex-trafficking conspiracy was all her idea.

“I was like: ‘Y’all, a tattoo? People get drunk and tattooed on their ankle ‘BFF,’ or a tramp stamp. I have two tattoos and they mean nothing,’ ” Mack told a journalist working for the New York Times Magazine.

These and other insights emerge from the Times’ 8,600-word deep dive into NXIVM, a group based around Albany, New York that is often described as a cult. The interview with Mack took place before she and NXIVM’s leader, Keith Raniere, were indicted on federal sex-trafficking and forced labor charges.