'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty In Sex Cult Trafficking Case

Share

Mack was accused of being one of the leaders and recruiters to the cult, and jury selection for the trial began on Monday. "I am very sorry to my family and to the good people I hurt through my misguided adherence to [NXIVM leader] Keith Raniere's teachings", Mack said according to Page Six.

Actress Allison Mack departs the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse after facing charges regarding sex trafficking and racketeering related to the Nxivm cult case in ny, U.S., April 8, 2019. It is unclear how she will plead. Mack is scheduled to be sentenced on September 11 this year. The former Smallville star was spotted hiding in the courthouse's cafeteria from paparazzi ahead of her hearing. She allegedly helped Raniere run a secret ring within the self-help group called DOS that reportedly engaged in beyond-the-pale activities like forcing women onto highly restrictive diets and even branding them with Raniere's initials.

She also became a prominent adherent of NXIVM, appearing in many videos alongside Raniere as he explained his philosophy.

Mack, 36, entered her plea to racketeering and conspiracy charges before U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, admitting that she coerced the two unnamed women into performing services by threatening to release damaging information about them.

After months of reflection since her arrest, "I know I can and will be a better person", Mack said.

Mack was allegedly a member of a group within the NXIVM organization called DOS.

Kim leads Conners by one shot at Texas Open
It got better on the par-four 17th, with Conners curling a 12-foot birdie putt to take him three clear heading to the 18th. Moore joined Conners at the top of the leaderboard with an 8-foot putt at No. 16 that was his fourth birdie in five holes.

Kohli slams RCB bowlers after fifth consecutive defeat
After making a positive start with a win against three-time champions Mumbai Indians, their journey has been uncomfortable. Knight Riders will be the favourites going into this match as they have a better overall record over the Challengers.

Burger King trialling plant-based 'Impossible Whopper' as vegan market soars
Now on trial at 59 outlets in Missouri, the Impossible Burger will extend to all of Burger King's 7,200 stores across the U.S. If the customers like it, it will be available in every single Burger King in the country and maybe even overseas .

A contrite-sounding Mack admitted Monday that she was "wrong".

Raniere, who has been in custody since 2018, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. He then took her to a shack in the woods where she was tied down and forced into acts with an unknown man. Authorities report Raniere continued sexual contact with the actress for months following the incident described above.

Along with Raniere, Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman still faces racketeering charges related ot the operation of NXIVM.

Prosecutors said Mack served as Raniere's "master" who "directly or implicitly required [recruits] to have sex with" him, the legal complaint stated.

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

Share