Published: April 8, She is expected to plead guilty on monday. Former Smallville star Allison Mack pleaded guilty for her role in a sex-slave cult that preyed on vulnerable starlets and socialites. She copped to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges. Those charges included extortion and forced labour. I am very sorry for my role in this case. Alleged sex slave Nicki Clyne and her rumoured wife, Allison Mack.
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The young actress from California was at a low point during her first winter after moving to New York City when Allison Mack invited her to join Nxivm, a purported self-help group near Albany. The woman, who was identified only by her first name, Nicole, said she had been trying to build upon an acting career that had included mainly commercial work, and was impressed by Ms. Mack told her to inform Mr. The next day, Nicole said, Mr. Raniere led her to a house blindfolded, ordered her to disrobe and tied her wrists and ankles to a table. Raniere then circled the table and asked questions about her sexual history as a third person began performing oral sex on her. The testimony, coming in the fifth week of Mr.
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She was arrested in Brooklyn by the FBI on April 20, , on charges of sex trafficking , sex trafficking conspiracy , and forced labor conspiracy in relation to her role in the NXIVM organization. Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in April , and is awaiting sentencing. Mack's family lived in Germany for two years, and after they moved to California, Mack's first job was for a German chocolate company in a series of print ads and commercials. Mack recalled that her "very first job was a commercial for German chocolate and it was all in German. I wasn't allowed to swallow the chocolate. I would take a bite and then at the end of every take I'd have to spit it out. That was very frustrating, especially for a kid".
Mack participated in a group known as Nxivm pronounced Nex-e-um , the authorities said. The organization, near Albany, was led by Keith Raniere, 57, who was arrested in March by federal officials in Mexico on sex-trafficking charges. Its followers were forced to have sex with him because they feared that if they did not do so, compromising material that they had provided about themselves would be released publicly, according to a complaint. The group has denied it was a cult, but former members have said that Mr. Mack was one of the women on the level of the pyramid immediately below Mr. Raniere, officials said. Mack was arraigned on Friday afternoon and a plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf. She was held without bail, with a bail hearing set for Monday.