'Smallville' actress granted bail in sex trafficking case

'Smallville' actress granted bail in sex trafficking case

Darren Sullivan
April 25, 2018

In addition to home confinement, Mack will be subject to electronic monitoring via an ankle bracelet, and constrained by other conditions, including a ban on her association with any NXIVM members and a prohibition on her access to the internet. She is charged with sex trafficking, sex-trafficking conspiracy, and forced-labor conspiracy.

Through her attorneys, she has maintained she's not guilty.

Mack will reside in her parents' home in Los Alamitos, Calif., which was secured as collateral for the bond, according to the Times Union of Albany.

On Friday morning, Mack was arrested for her involvement Nxivm, a "self-help group" slash "multi-level marketing organization" that some former members are calling a cult. Raniere has also denied wrongdoing. Raniere is considered to be a self-improvement guru.

Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan on WB's "Smallville" from 2001-2011, is expected to make a deal with prosecutor in exchange for her testimony against Raniere, according to Variety.

The women Mack attempted to recruit include actress Emma Watson and singer Kelly Clarkson, according to Business Insider. "The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit", U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue said. Mack and other DOS masters concealed Raniere's status at the top of the pyramid from new recruits'.

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Prosecutors say she helped recruit sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere and his cult-like organization called NXIVM (NEX'-ee-um). Page Six reported Mack allegedly lured women into the cult and ordered them to have sex with Raniere and pose nude for photos.

Nxivm spokesman-turned-critic Frank Parlato said the apparent cooperation could be a ruse, but "speculation by those around [Mack] is that she will wake up". Many DOS slaves were branded on their pelvic areas using a cauterizing pen with a symbol which, unbeknownst to them, incorporated Raniere's initials.

While Ms Mack was unsuccessful in recruiting either celeb, she was allegedly able to lure in actress, Nicki Clyne and Catherine Oxenberg's daughter, India.

If convicted of the charges, Mack and Raniere each face a minimum of 15 years and up to life in prison.

"Basically, avoid contact with anyone you know associated in any way with NXIVM". Last month, however, Kreuk alleged that she was not involved in NXIVM's "inner circle" and did not recruit women into sex slavery.

The bail hearing, in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, marked the latest chapter in the freaky saga of Nxivm, pronounced "NEX-i-um", a purported self-help group based in Albany. He ran to Mexico but was arrested in March while living in a $10,000 a week villa.