- Allison Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges brought against her in a sex-cult case.
- Allison, who played a leading role on The WB’s Smallville, admitted to recruiting women into a secret society within the former Nxivm organization.
- The actress, who will receive her sentence in September, faces up to 20 years in prison.
Earlier today, Allison Mack pleaded guilty in a Brooklyn federal court to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges brought against her for her alleged involvement in the Nxivm sex cult, per the New York Times.
Her plea has since gone viral—partly because of the high-profile and controversial nature of the case (it includes sex slaves), but partly because Allison Mack is sorta high-profile herself.
According to prosecutors, Allison recruited women into a “self-help” organization called Nxivm, which had an established secret sex cult. She was accused of coercing two “slaves” into having sex with the cult leader, Keith Raniere, in return for money. Raniere was arrested in March 2018—prosecutors allege that he threatened as many as 50 women to force them to stay in the cult.
The New York Times reported that in Allison’s court statement, she admitted to recruiting women by telling them they were going to become members of a female mentorship group. She also said that her goal was to promote Raniere’s teachings, and by doing so, she engaged in criminal conduct.
The actress faces up to 20 years in prison and is scheduled to receive her sentence in September.
But who is Allison Mack?
If you have never watched Smallville, Allison Mack played Chloe Sullivan, one of main character Clark Kent’s best friends. Since then (Smallville ended in 2011), she’s starred or appeared in several TV shows: Wilfred, The Following, and, most recently (in 2015), American Odyssey, according to IMDB.
While she’s been relatively quiet in Hollywood these past few years, Allison was a major character on Smallville, reportedly starring in 205 episodes, per IMDB.
Allison is 36 years old and also told the court she joined Nxivm because “I was lost.”
Last April, Allison was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor, to which she originally pleaded not guilty, Variety reported. After entering her guilty plea today, she said to the court, “I must take full responsibility for my conduct.”
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