"Smallville" actress Allison Mack accused of recruiting women for sex-cult leader

21 April, 2018, 10:30 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
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Actress Allison Mack, best known for her decade on TV's "Smallville", and Keith Raniere, the leader of what authorities allege is a sex cult, were indicted Friday in NY on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor, the Albany Times-Union reported.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Raniere, who was arrested in March, is the leader of the NXIVM cult, which was constructed like a pyramid scheme. Prosecutors, however, say DOS was actually a sex-slave ring led by Raniere, with women known as "slaves" who reported to "masters" who ultimately reported to Raniere himself.

Mack starred in the CW Network series as Chloe Sullivan from 2001 to 2011, and has been in a handful of television series roles since, according to her IMDB page. When reached for comment by BuzzFeed News, a representative for Mack said, "At this time, I have no comment regarding the arrest of Allison Mack". "Then they nicknamed her Pimp Mack". As Raniere was taken from the villa, The Post's Kyle Swenson wrote, citing prosecutors, the women chased after authorities in their own auto at high speed.

A second person has been indicted in connection with the NXIVM sex trafficking case, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

Both Raniere and Mack face 15 years to life in prison for the charges against them.

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One victim told investigators that Mack instructed her to meet Raniere in the middle of the night, authorities said.

Mack, he said, did not pose "a legitimate risk of flight", and should be released on bail.

On Friday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak declined the bail package presented by one of Mack's attorneys, Sean Buckley, and remanded her for the weekend.

Raniere was arrested last month in Mexico on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor.

NXVIM is "an acronym for a Latin phrase that loosely translates to 'Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions, '" the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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It's said the former Smallville star recruited and persuaded young women to join a secret organization called "DOS" or the "Vow" under the guise of a women's empowerment group.

Courses associated with the group costs thousands of dollars each and participants are encouraged to pay for additional classes and to recruit others in order to rise within the ranks of NXIVM.

After reports started surfacing about DOS past year, a letter was posted on the NXIVM website, in which Raniere said, "The picture being painted in the media is not how I know our community and friends to be, nor how I experience it myself".

The 35-year-old was observed after cult pioneer Keith Raniere as authorities hauled him far out of a $ 10,000-a-week Mexican hallway at which the couple had been hiding out, running.

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