Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty in Nxivm 'sex cult' case

09 April, 2019, 00:45 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Allison Mack seen leaving a Brooklyn court in February

Former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult case.

"Smallville" actress Allison Mack on Monday pleaded guilty to blackmailing two women as part of an alleged NY sex cult that prosecutors called a racketeering operation that carried out sex trafficking and other crimes.

"Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere", Richard Donoghue, US attorney for the Eastern District in ny, said in a statement previous year. "I believed Keith Raniere's intentions were to help people", she continued.

Mack, who is best known for her role as Clark Kent's friend in the television series "Smallville", was one of six defendants in a federal racketeering indictment filed a year ago against members of Nxivm.

In February, a federal judge denied a third request for bail from Raniere, meaning he will remain behind bars until at least April 29 - the scheduled start of his trial on sex trafficking and forced labor charges.


Prosecutors accused Mack of helping Raniere recruit women to a secret sub-society within the group.

Prosecutors built a case in which Mack allegedly served as second-in-charge of the alleged cult, in which she "directly or implicitly required her slaves ... to engage in sexual activity with Raniere". The group allegedly consisted of female "slaves" headed by "masters", and often involved the women being branded with Raniere's initials.

Along with Raniere, Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman still faces racketeering charges related ot the operation of NXIVM. She pleaded not guilty at the time. "Determining the truth is extremely important to me, and I can say firmly that neither NXIVM nor Keith have abused or coerced anyone".

Two members of Raniere's inner circle have pleaded guilty, while Mack and two other co-defendants are seeking separate trials.

Page Six reports the 36-year-old actress sobbed in Brooklyn federal court Monday as she pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges, including extortion and forced labor.

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