Smallville actress Allison Mack has plead guily to charges related to the cult NXIVM, including sex trafficking. Her guilty plea consists of racketeering conspiracy and racketeering.
Officials indicted Mack in April 2018 on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. She previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, and faces 15 years to life in prison if convicted.
According to prosecutors, Mack’s role within the cult was to recruite women into NXIVM, a network of self-help programs based in Albany, N.Y. The group told recruits that they would help with women’s empowerment.
Prosecutors also say the organization had a pyramid scheme setup, with courses costing thousands of dollars. They allege that the leader of the group, Keith Raniere, established a secret sex cult within the organization, in which “slaves” were branded in their pelvic areas with his initials.
Reniere has denied all charges brought against him, claiming it was a self-help group. Most self-help groups don’t involve “Masters” and “slaves” but to each their own?
The allegations and accusations about Mack’s involvement include recruiting sex slaves for the all-female secret society called DOS. Women that escaped the group have made claims of being forced to be sexual with Reniere.
Mack was described by “slaves” as “intimidating, cruel, and punitive.”
It’s certainly a shame to see a woman with so much potential turn into what is now a sex trafficking scandal.
You may know Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan, Superman’s friend on the show Smallville. But even Superman can’t save her from this disastrous crime.
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