Smallville's Allison Mack apologises for sex cult crimes

Smallville star Allison Mack recently voiced her regrets over her involvement with the NXIVM sex cult ahead of her sentencing. The star played the character Chloe Sullivan in the show from 2001 to 2011, and even appeared in the show’s finale. 

NXIVM was an American cult that engaged in sex trafficking, forced labour and racketeering. Keith Raniere, who started the cult, and Allison Mack were arrested in 2018.

Raniere publicly ran NXIVM as a personal-growth business and described it as a multi-level marketing company. The fake persona kept the true nature of the cult hidden for years.

A leading role

Mack who lead the cult alongside Ranier, controller member recruitment. Her role in the cult has led to several changes levelled against her. 

Mack pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labour conspiracy. In addition, there are also accusations of money laundering, identity fraud, charges of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. 

A judge will charge the actress on June 30th. The actor could potentially face a number of years in prison considering the severity of the charges. 

The cult also branded a number of members against their will, according to ex-members. Further more, Mack controlled member recruitment, so she would have likely been aware of the practise.

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An Apology

Mack issued a public apology over the weekend in a letter released by The Hollywood Reporter. The letter is likely an attempt to reduce her sentence.

In the apology she touched on the lives of those she has affected: "This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life. I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM."

“I do not take lightly the responsibility I have in the lives of those I love and I feel a heavy weight of guilt for having misused your trust, leading you down a negative path,” added Mackie.

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