Smallville Actress Arrested for Allegedly Participating in Sex Cult

Carla Harmon
April 21, 2018

Raniere has called NXIVM a self-help group, but investigators allege it was a multi-level marketing scheme used as a ruse to enslave and traffic women for sex.

A statement on the NXIVM website reads: "In response to the allegations against our founder, Keith Raniere, we are now working with the authorities to demonstrate his innocence and true character". He also said that Mack and her "Smallville" co-star, Kristin Kreuk, were used as "poster girls for normalizing the group".

Keith Raniere, 57, of Waterford, N.Y., is the leader of the cult that masquerades as a self-group, was arraigned on similar charges last week. "The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit".

Raniere, who police arrested March 25 for forced labor and sex trafficking, is alleged to have lured women into joining his cult, blackmailed them with compromising photos, branded his initials into them, and forced them to be his sex slaves.

Billed as a self-help group, Nxivm, under Raniere's alleged lead, included a "barbaric system in which women were told the best way to advance was to become a "slave" overseen by 'masters'".

Mack was last seen in Mexico, looking shocked and confused over the arrest of cult leader Keith Raniere, according to video obtained by The Sun.

Among those consequences was the release of collateral the women had previously provided to Mack and Raniere as part of their involvement in the group.

She's listed on Raniere's criminal complaint as "Co-Conspirator 1" according to the Albany Times Union. The women allegedly hid that Raniere, the only man in the organization, was at the top of the pyramid.

They were expected to have sex with their "master" and do any and all menial chores they were ordered to. Kreuk says she left NXIVM years ago and commended the women who exposed DOS.

The complaint said that many victims participated in videotaped ceremonies where they were branded in their pelvic area with a symbol featuring Raniere's initials.

Two members of the Bronfmann family are among Raniere's adherents. During these ceremonies, slaves were required to be fully naked.

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

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