35-yr–previous arrested as alleged co-conspirator in Nxivm, group being prosecuted for intercourse trafficking and compelled labor.
Allison Mack, who performed Chloe Sullivan on the hit CW sequence Smallville for 10 seasons, has been arrested for her involvement in a intercourse cult known as Nxivm.
Showing in federal courtroom in Brooklyn on Friday on expenses that she helped recruit ladies into the group, the actor entered a plea of not responsible. The decide refused a request by her attorneys to launch her with out bail. A bail listening to shall be held on Monday.
The group’s chief, Keith Raniere, was arrested for intercourse trafficking and compelled labor final month. He was extradited to the US from Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and is being held at a federal jail in Oklahoma Metropolis, with out bond.
Mack, listed “Co-Conspirator 1” within the felony criticism, was final seen chasing after the police automobile that took Raniere away from the villa in Mexico the place he had been hiding. Mack, 35, is claimed to have acted as a key recruiter for the group whereas additionally appearing as a direct “slave” to Raniere, with whom she had a sexual relationship.
Nxivm, which is reportedly run out of a townhouse in Halfmoon, New York, was publicly branded as a “self-assist group”. Raniere, fifty seven, allegedly blackmailed ladies into turning into intercourse slaves and branded their pores and skin along with his and Mack’s initials. Federal authorities mentioned Raniere had a “rotating group of 15 to twenty ladies with whom he maintains sexual relationships”.
Prosecutors allege that Mack lured ladies right into a secret society inside Nxivm often called “The Vow”, which was referred to as a “girls’s mentorship group”. She reportedly pressured the potential entrants to supply “collateral” within the type of compromising photographs or statements. Mack additionally reportedly pressured the ladies to have intercourse with Raniere, who was her personal “grasp”.
“As this pyramid scheme continues to unravel, we ask anybody who might need been a sufferer to succeed in out to us with info which will additional our investigation,” FBI assistant director-in-cost William F Sweeney stated in an announcement.
If convicted on costs of intercourse trafficking, intercourse trafficking conspiracy and compelled labor conspiracy, Mack faces 15 years to life in jail.
In addition to her position on Smallville, Mack offered her voice for the 2006 animated movie The Ant Bully and was additionally seen in exhibits together with Wilfred and The Following.