Allison Mack was a key motivator in telling women within the NXIVM sex cult to starve themselves, a former member exclusively claimed to RadarOnline.com.
Mack, along with NXIVM leader Keith Raniere, is facing sex trafficking charges for facilitating alleged sexual abuse acts in the group. A former member of NXIVM who knew both defendants and wishes to remain anonymous said Mack would go to great lengths to ensure her alleged "sex slaves" and herself stayed extremely thin to please Raniere.
"Allison was cruel. NXIVM is like a military boot camp and she was very punishing," said the ex-member. "She would tell people to go on diets."
The former member said women would restrict themselves from eating so they could please Raniere when he took women to bed.
"He literally would stop having sex with women who were above his preference, which was under 105 pounds," said the insider.
The woman said members would be "praised" for counting calories. Many, like Mack, appeared to be "skin and bones."
In addition to restricting others, the ex-member claimed Mack went to her own extremes to combat cravings.
"Allison carries a portable scale to weigh her food," said the insider. "She would make sure she was eating 20 grams of squash, for example. When she went to teach in Mexico, she'd keep a mini scale in her purse."
The ultimate goal was to ensure Raniere was attracted to the women, said the former member. If Raniere's preferences were not met, the women were punished.
"Often times, Keith wouldn't get hard because women were too fat, which is why they were so obsessed with their weight."
The former cult member explained that NXIVM members were taught to set goals and consequences for themselves. "A lot" of the consequences had to do with limiting calorie intake, said the ex member.
"If they broke their diet, they'd have a consequence that was really painful so they'd choose the diet in the moment," said the NXIVM insider.
In addition to sexual abuse claims, a recent document filed in Mack and Raniere's federal court case claimed that the government has evidence showing the alleged cult also involved human smuggling.
The NXIVM frontrunners are both expected to appear in court on June 13.
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