- Allison Mack, star of “Smallville,” was arrested earlier Friday on allegations of her connection to the NXIVM, which some have described as a “sex cult,” according to News 4 New York.
- The arrest comes a few weeks after the group’s leader, Keith Raniere, was also arrested.
- Mack will appear in court later today to face the charges against her.
Federal officials announced earlier today that they had arrested “Smallville” actress Allison Mack on allegations of involvement in NXIVM, an alleged sex cult, News 4 New York reported Friday.
The indictment comes just weeks after the arrest of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere who was, according to BuzzFeed, charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labour.
Following his arrest, reports and videos emerged alleging that Mack was involved with NXIVM and was, Raniere’s “second-in-command.” Outlets including The Daily Mail and TMZ released videos showing a blonde woman standing nearby as Raniere was arrested who they claimed to be Mack.
Mack, who was arrested in Brooklyn by federal officials, is scheduled to appear before a court later today.
News 4 New York reports that the arrest of Raniere came following a complaint aimed at NXIVM, stating that he “oversaw a barbaric system in which women were told the best way to advance was to become a ‘slave’ overseen by ‘masters.’They also were expected to have sex with him and do menial chores for masters, and to keep the arrangement a secret or be publicly humiliated,” the complaint says.
A post on a website related to NXIVM attributed to Raniere reportedly denied the charges, according to News 4 New York.
A spokesperson for NXIVM previously claimed that fellow “Smallville” actress Kristin Kreuk was also heavily involved in the sex cult and, in fact, helped to recruit Mack. Kreuk then released a statement saying, “When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM ‘intensive,’ what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness … I left about five years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved. The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS.”
INSIDER reached out to Mack’s listed talent representative and they had no comment.
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