This week Allison Mack She made news again because she was finally sentenced to serve three years in prison for the crimes of sex trafficking and by conspiration of forced labor due to his active participation in the sect NXIVM, Founded by Keith Raniere, who has already received a life sentence with 120 years in prison for his crimes.
The actress of Smallville was dedicated to recruiting women who were later tortured and abused by this subject. It was his direct accomplice. In fact, when the Brooklyn County Judge Nicholas Garaufis He read his sentence and maintained that he used his fame to deceive dozens of people who believed in him. It is that the NXIVM cult posed itself as a kind of self-help group and with the entanglements of self-improvement they managed to deceive hundreds of women.
Allison Mack: How She Came To The NXIVM Sex Cult
The 38-year-old former actress came from Germany with her family at a very early age and practically spent her entire life in the United States. After showing interest in art and acting, she decided to try her luck as an actress and finally stayed in a casting, at age 18, to play Choe Sullivan, friend of Clark Kent, on Smallville, the series of The CW starring Tom Welling and it aired from 2001 to 2011.
It was in the last years of fiction that Mack began to bond with NXIVM, more specifically in 2010 while filming some scenes for the series in Vancouver, Canada. She arrived by chance and over time became more and more involved in the cult, until she became Raniere’s greatest collaborator in his crimes. It was she who was in charge of finding which young people could enter there and with a speech full of lies and deceptions she convinced them.
She was not the only one in the cast of Smallville who had contact with NXIVM. So did the actress Kristin Kreuk in that same period. However, after Mack was detained in 2017 in Brooklyn, the interpreter admitted to joining him because she assumed “it was a self-help group” but then left.
Among the heads of this cult, in addition, Raniere and Mack was also another actress named Nicky Clyne, with whom the protagonist of Smallville He got married in 2017 and divorced in 2020. But, without a doubt, the one who operated with the most activity was Mack. So much so that she put aside her acting career barely appearing in some roles for television and in series Wilfred Y The Following. In fact, in 2016, he openly wanted to recruit Emma watson via Twitter. Mack’s unscrupulous attempts to fool the protagonist of Harry Potter started in January.
“We are colleagues and I am involved in a powerful women’s movement that you might be interested in. I would love to chat with you.”, wrote. And in February he contacted her again. “I am involved in a women’s movement that I would love to talk to you about. I think we could work on this together. Let me know if you want to talk about this.”.
After being arrested, Mack pleaded guilty to the crimes committed in NXIVM and collaborated with the Justice to finally sentence Raniere to life imprisonment. Mack’s sentence for being his direct ally could range from 15 years to life in prison, but the Court sentenced her to serve only three years. Before being sentenced, the former actress apologized for her crimes and said in a statement:
“Due to the court’s decision to allow me to remain confined to my home, I have had the opportunity to be alone with my thoughts. This opportunity has given me the time and strength I needed to face the darkest parts of myself. and to accept the pain that my actions have inflicted on so many people that I love, which is the reason for this letter. Now it is of the utmost importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, that I am so sorry. “.
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