Allison Mack, a former Smallville actress and high-ranking member of cult group NXIVM, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Mack is due to have three years of supervised release after serving his prison sentence and is fined $ 20,000 (A $ 27,000).
Group leader Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October for racketeering and sex trafficking.
Upon his conviction in federal court in Brooklyn, Mack gave up on the personal development guru.
“I made choices that I will regret forever,” she said, also telling the judge that she was filled with “remorse and guilt”.
the New York Post reports that Mack, 38, asked U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn to spare her jail time and sentence her to house arrest or probation.
“She cannot undo what has been done, and she will have to live with regret for the rest of her life,” Mack’s lawyers said in a court filing last week. “But Ms. Mack still has the potential to be valuable to society – as a family member, as a friend, as a helper to those in need, and as an uplifting story.”
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It’s almost unbelievable, even by TV drama standards.
Mack has won legions of young fans over the years playing Chloe Sullivan, the smart sidekick next door to a young Clark Kent, in the hit series Small town.
Next, the young Teen Choice Award winner was introduced to so-called self-help group NXIVM and its sadistic leader, Keith Raniere, turning her from a hardworking TV star to a sex sect recruiter.
Mack was one of Raniere’s best slave “masters” who branded women with his initials, starved them and blackmailed them and made them ready for sex with him.
How Mack went from star to federally charged baffled even those who knew her.
“It’s like someone telling you your brother murdered someone,” former Smallville actor Michael Rosenbaum told the podcast. Last weekend after Mack was arrested for her crimes in 2018.
“You say to yourself, ‘No he didn’t,’” Rosenbaum said. “[Mack] was just a great girl, a great actress. … In the end, inadvertently, she stepped into something that was bigger than herself.
But Mack explained it to a judge this way: Like any good cult member, she was just trying to belong to something bigger.
“I first joined NXIVM to find a purpose,” the actress said sobbing during her plea hearing in April 2019. “I was lost and wanted to find a place, a community to find myself in. feel comfortable. “
Before she sank into darkness, Mack seemed to fill that personal void with her art, which she had perfected since childhood.
Born in Germany and raised in Long Beach, Calif., Mack appeared in print and commercial ads from age 4 and began studying at Young Actors Space in Los Angeles at age 7, according to her IMDB page.
She was 14 when she landed a job as a guest star on 7th Sky and after that, along with several other TV shows before joining the cast of Small town in 2001 at 18.
It was on the set of the Superman series that Mack made a connection that would change his life forever.
She bonded with co-star Kristin Kreuk, who in 2006 took her to a Vancouver hotel for a reunion with a group linked to NXIVM, the New York Times reported. Kreuk has since said that she has no idea of the dark activities of the organization, let alone participated in them.
At the meeting, Raniere’s right-hand man Nancy Salzman took an interest in Mack and quickly offered to take him to meet the guru in Albany, NY.
Mack became interested in the notorious women’s empowerment group for the next several years, isolating herself from her friends and eventually moved to Brooklyn when Small town completed in 2011.
She bought a house in Clifton Park, upstate New York, a hub for NXIVM and its members, who flocked there to be closer to “Vanguard,” as Raniere called him.
Mack tried to use his on-screen cachet to attract high profile female stars to the group.
Around 2016 she tweeted Harry potter star Emma Watson and star singer Kelly Clarkson to talk about an “incredible women’s movement” that she believes may be of interest to them. The ruse didn’t work.
But Mack was successful in attracting aspiring actresses – who ended up witnessing horrific acts she helped commit as part of the Raniere sex cult established within NXIVM.
One of the victims, identified by prosecutors only as Nicole, was abused during a visit to Mack in Clifton Park.
“Raniere blindfolded Nicole, took her in a car and drove her to a house,” federal officials wrote in a recent Mack case sentencing memorandum.
“Raniere then led Nicole, still blindfolded, through trees and into a building, where he ordered her to undress and tied her to a table.
“Another person in the room, unknown to Nicole, began to perform oral sex on Nicole.”
Other stories that came out at trial and in a sex cult documentary included Raniere measuring Mack’s daily calories to keep her stick slim – and she did the same with DOS members like India Oxenberg, the daughter of the television. Dynasty star and real royalty Catherine Oxenberg.
As the “master” of the DOS group, Mack was accused of telling a “slave” who was sexually assaulted as a child that the best way to “heal” himself was to have sex with Raniere.
“And I give you permission to take advantage of it,” she said.
Mack also reportedly bragged once that DOS’s “slaves” branding was his idea – suggesting that the tattoos were wimps.
Mack, who married Battlestar Galactica TV actress Nicki Clyne in 2017 before filing for divorce in December, had sex with Raniere, as did Clyne, Salzman said in court.
Mack was reportedly with Raniere when he was arrested in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in the spring of 2018.
The cult leader landed 120 years behind bars when he was sentenced for his heinous crimes in October.
This article was originally published in the New York Post and is republished here with permission