Smallville actress Allison Mack behind abusive sex cult, USA court told

'Smallville' Actress Allison Mack Arrested in Alleged Cult Sex Trafficking Case

United States actress Allison Mack has been arrested on charges that she recruited women into a secret society led by self-help guru Keith Raniere in which they were forced to have sex with him and branded with his initials.

Allison Mack was arrested Friday in connection with a case involving an alleged cult leader, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Mack allegedly recruited slaves under the guise that they were joining a self-help organization specifically geared toward women, but they actually joined a secret splinter group within NXIVM. She did as instructed and was blindfolded.

The cofounder of the company and god that is alleged NXIVM, Raniere, stands branding his descent in their own skin and accused of retaining women. She also prepares them by giving orders, like to not have sex with other people and ensure they follow strict diets, all of these in preparation for them to sleep with Raniere.

New recruits were said...

In late March, Ms Mack's Smallville co-star Kristin Kreuk - who played Lana Lang on the show - was forced to issue a denial of rumours she had acted as a recruiter for Mr Raniere.

Mack was arrested and could face up to 15 years to life imprisonment once convicted. "The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit", said federal prosecutor Richard P. Donoghue.

She has been charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

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Prosecutors have asked the court to set Mack's bail "extremely high", considering her a flight risk.

Mack, known for her role in the WB Television series Smallville, was charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy in an indictment unsealed on Friday.

Another Smallville actress, Kristen Kreuk, has said she left NXIVM years ago and praised the women who exposed the group.

According to the U.S. State Attorney's Office, Raniere was deported by Mexican authorities after he was found outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in a luxury villa last month.

"The allegations contained in the indictment are only that, allegations", Sean Buckley, a lawyer for Mack', said at Friday's hearing.

"In my opinion, NXIVM is one of the most extreme groups I have ever dealt with in the sense of how tightly wound it is around the leader", cult expert Rick Ross told the Times-Union in 2012.

After reports started surfacing about DOS previous 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". He also denied affiliation with DOS, the sorority.

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