She looked physically different and she acted very different. Prosecutors say she served alleged cult leader Keith Ranierewho first started NXIVM and the ESP mentoring program, by recruiting women into the group to have sex with him, and threatening to release compromising material on them — including naked photographs — if they refused. Mack and Raniere are charged with recruiting at least two women, whose identities are under seal, and then forcing or coercing them to engage in commercial sex acts.
She is expected to appear Friday in Brooklyn federal court on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. She then allegedly groomed the slaves for sex with Raniere — ordering them to adhere to extremely restrictive diets, refrain from removing their pubic hair, and to stay celibate, according to court documents. Read Next.
Curvy Serinda Swan is Smallville's version of DC Comics' Zatanna - which is great, because she already has the wardrobe that I'd expect Smallville to squeeze the fishnet-clad magician into. Spoilers and innuendo follow. You may remember Swan from her work as the Hospital Receptionist from Psych, no?
As she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. The actor, best known for a role in the TV series Smallville, had entered a plea of not guilty to sex trafficking and forced labor charges which carry mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years and could lead to life in jail. Prosecutors claim Mack was second-in-command at the upstate New York headquarters of the group, and therefore instrumental in forcing new recruits to conform to the sexual demands of leader Keith Raniere. He was arrested in Mexico last month, after being indictedand has pleaded not guilty on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.
Previously, Mack had pleaded not guilty to charges of sex traffickingsex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. Since then, there has been an outpouring of alarming information about the group, which co-founder Raniere referred to as the umbrella organization for a number of self-help courses. Related stories.
Mack has pleaded guilty to racketeering and forced labour charges, and faces 40 years in prison when sentenced in September. Mr Raniere, a Svengali-like figure, wielded immense power over the estimated 16, people — many of them young women - who flocked to his seminars. Mack previously credited Mr Raniere with helping her reach a new level with her acting after Smallville ended, encouraging her to try theatre.
By Patrick Hipes. Allison Mackwho played Chloe Sullivan for 10 seasons on the Superman TV series Smallvillewas arrested Friday in New York on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. Raniere and Mack each face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years to life in prison if convicted.
Actress Allison Mack, who played Clark Kent's best friend on TV's "Smallville," was arrested Friday for her starring role in a cult that turned women into sex slaves. The year-old Mack served as an aggressive recruiter of female candidates for a secret society known as "DOS," led by her co-defendant and cult leader Keith Raniere, officials said. According to court documents, Mack — who ranked just below Raniere in the cult hierarchy — required the slaves under her control to engage in sexual activity with him at their upstate base. Mack turned over naked photos of her slaves to Raniere and knew how he enjoyed sex with "multiple young women," according to a detention letter filed by the feds.
S attorney Richard P. John Marzulli with the U. Officials say Mack, 35, is the co-creator of a program within Nxivm called The Source, which was targeted toward actors.