Emma Watson Targeted By Alleged Sex Cult Recruiter In Resurfaced Tweets

Resurfaced tweets from accused sex trafficker and cult lieutenant Allison Mack show the former Smallville actress attempted to start a dialogue with Emma Watson about an “amazing women’s movement” in 2016.

ICYMI, Mack was arrested over the weekend on charges of sex trafficking and forced labour, pertaining to her alleged role in the secretive NXIVM organisation.

US prosecutors allege she played an instrumental role in recruiting women into a makeshift harem for the group’s founder Keith Raniere, and helped to subject adherents to psychological punishment, blackmail, and starvation diets, and even branding.

The charges carry a minimum sentence of fifteen years, and a maximum sentence of life behind bars.

Now, thanks to ubiquitous Twitter presence Krang T Nelson, Mack’s public messages to Watson – albeit directed towards an incorrect username – have come under new public scrutiny. In a message dated January 24, 2016, Mack messaged Watson saying she was a “fellow actress” who’d “love to chat”.

Nearly a month later, Mack again attempted to contact legitimate humanitarian Watson about her “unique human development & women’s movement,” adding “I think we could work together.”

Mack issued at least one more public call-out to Watson. It is unclear if Watson ever responded to Mack’s messages, but other actresses have recently spoken out about their interactions with NXIVM.

Speaking after Mack’s arrest, Samia Shoaib told Page Six she was once considered a target for recruitment into the alleged cult. The Requiem For A Dream and The Sixth Sense actress said she met Mack during a 2013 audition, and that she appeared “fragile and gaunt” and was “definitely physically suffering” at the time.

Shoaib said Mack encouraged her to join a NXIVM-related group called JNess, and said the organisation fielded trips for women where “we share our experiences and support eachother.” 

She never joined, but we might just be hearing more similar stories – and discovering more Twitter cold-calls – in the weeks and months to come.