Alison Mack, the former cast member of the Superman-based Smallville TV series, has pled guilty to her role in a cult that dealt in sex slavery:
With jury selection beginning at the federal case against a cult-like upstate New York group, TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group’s spiritual leader.
Mack, 36, wept as she admitted her crimes and apologized to the women who prosecutors say were exploited by Keith Raniere and the purported self-help group called NXIVM.
“I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people . and I was wrong,” Mack told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn as she pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Mack is best known for her role as a young Superman’s close friend on the series “Smallville.”
After months of reflection since her arrest, “I know I can and will be a better person,” Mack said. Her sentencing was set for Sept. 11.
Sure, I’ll bet she’s sorry. Chances are she was well aware of the violence her overlord inflicted upon those poor women. At worst, she’s proven what Phyllis Chesler called women’s inhumanity to the same. Mack’s likely ensured Smallville will get less of an audience in reruns than before, and will hopefully be getting a severe prison sentence in the next few months for the horrors she led those poor girls into.