One of the stars of the hit Superman show “Smallville” is under arrest on sex trafficking charges, and faces up to 15 years in prison.
Allison Mack was arrested today on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. She faces as much as 15 years in prison.
Mack played the popular character of Chloe throughout the series’ run, but her career after the show ended went sideways, to say the least. She joined what authorities say was a “sex cult,” and quickly became the #2 person in the group, recruiting women to be sex slaves for the leader Keith Raniere, who is also under arrest.
Mack is accused of forcing women in the cult to be branded with her initials, as well as Raniere’s, as the picture below shows.
“Smallville” actress Allison Mack has been arrested for her alleged role in the notorious upstate sex slave cult Nxivm, federal prosecutors announced Friday.
She is expected to appear Friday in Brooklyn federal court on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor.
The bust comes less than a month after Nxivm leader Keith Raniere was collared on the same charges at a luxury villa in Mexico — where they had been hiding out since one of their “slaves” in October went public with her experience in the cult.
Mack, 35, was Raniere’s direct “slave” and had a sexual relationship with him — but also acted as a “master” to other slaves, who were forced to have sex with Raniere and get his initials burned into their pubic region with a cauterizing pen, according to the criminal complaint.
As the women were being branded like cattle, Mack allegedly placed her hands on their chests and told them to “feel the pain” and to “think of [their] master,” prosecutors say.
Mack was supposedly introduced to the cult by fellow “Smallville” cast member Kristen Kreuk. Kreuk left the group a short time after, and said in a statement she left after learning of the true nature of the group and was no longer affiliated with them. Mack, however, stayed on.
The actress first lured the women into the secret society within Nxivm known as “The Vow” — and cajoled them into providing “collateral” like embarrassing photos and statements to use as blackmail, federal prosecutors allege.
She then allegedly groomed the slaves for sex with Raniere — ordering them to adhere to extremely restrictive diets, refrain from removing their pubic hair, and to stay celibate, according to court documents.
She also forced them to pose naked for photos — “including on one occasion close-up pictures of their vaginas” — which were given to Raniere and also used as collateral, the feds charge.