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


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.

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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.