Back in April 2018, we first reported that Smallville actresses Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk had been allegedly working with a sex cult in Mexico dubbed NXIVM that was accused of trafficking and branding unsuspecting female victims.
Mack, the former cast member of the Smallville TV series, pled guilty last year to her role in the sex slave cult to charges that she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group’s spiritual leader, NXIVM founder Keith Raniere. After what prosecutors said was 15 years of crime and exploitation, Raniere was convicted on charges including sexual exploitation, forced labor and sex trafficking in New York. He is currently serving a 120-year prison sentence last October.
Ahead of yesterday’s sentencing, Allison Mack apologized to “those who have been damaged by my acts” ahead of her sentencing for her role in the NXIVM sex cult, calling it “the worst mistake and regret of my life.” In a letter to the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday, Mack stated, “It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, I am very sorry.”
Mack was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine after she pleaded guilty to blackmailing women and subjecting them to sexual humiliation
“Allison Mack has turned her life around and earnestly dedicated herself to rehabilitation, renunciation of Keith Raniere and those who supported him and making amends,” Mack’s defense attorney William McGovern wrote in a sentencing memorandum. “She is now well on her way to once again being a productive member of society.”
Federal prosecutors did not request a specific sentence but said it should be less than the 17-year maximum because Mack provided “substantial assistance” to the government.