Former Smallville and Wilfred actress Allison Mack made headlines last week when she was arrested for her involvement in the sex cult NXIVM. In the time sense, people have been scouring 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 pretty hard (via Uproxx):
Watson doesn't appear to have responded, 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:
As it was revealed last week, 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.