BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Former “Smallville” actress, Allison Mack found out what her fate would be for her part in, what prosecutors called “a sex cult.” Mack was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.
After Mack joined the NXIVM sex cult she began recruiting young women to join the group/cult that was headed by Keith Raniere (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/27/nyregion/nxivm-cult-keith-raniere-sentenced.html).
“I renounce Keith Raniere and all of his teachings. I am sorry….This guilt is permanent.”
Mack said in between sobs and tears before sentencing on Wednesday. The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://www.inquirer.com/) reported that Mack’s hands also shook as she read from a prepared statement. Mack’s courtroom theatrics may have not had the desired effect on Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Nicholas Gaurufis
“You were a slave as well as a master. You were an essential accomplice….A willing and proactive accomplice.”
Gaurufis said of Mack before sentencing her to 3-years in prison.
In 2019, Mack pleaded guilty to charges of forced labor for her role in the NXIVM group. According to court documents, Mack’s rise to prominence in the organization was a quick one. At one point, Mack was one of eight top-level “masters” within D.O.S, a secret group within the NXIVM Organization, who were also known as “The Vow.” The group was allegedly filled with “slaves” and “masters.” Facing 17and a half years in prison, Mack decided to cooperate with the feds and testify against Raniere in hopes of shaving some years off those 17 she was facing. Feds say Mack’s assistance in helping them to obtain a guilty plea against Raniere, was “substantial.” Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison back in 2020 for being the leader of the sex cult.
Prosecutors say that in order to climb the ladder and become a master, slaves had to recruit more slaves. The slaves were branded with Raniere’s initials in their pubic areas. Slaves were never made aware that the new brand they were sporting meant they were Rainere’s slave. Mack allegedly, falsely told the women she recruited that they were joining a women’s empowerment group. She even told some women that the group was like a sorority. Mack purposefully left out the part about Raniere, and any mention of a sex cult, according to testimony from victims of Mack’s. She then forced the new “slaves” to provide “collateral” to join the group. Collateral included things like nude photos, damaging confessions about themselves or loved ones, or anything that could basically be used against the new slaves to keep them in line. Mack also directed two of her “slaves” to have sex with Raniere.
Mack was not immediately taken into custody after sentencing. She was released, with a surrender date of September 29th. She left the courtroom with friends and family after sentencing to her paerents’ home, where she will be under house arrest until her surrender. Raniere is serving his 120-years at a federal prison in Tucson, AZ.