Smallville's Allison Mack arrested over 'sex cult ties'

Kristin Kreuk

"Smallville" actress Allison Mack had been arraigned on Friday at a federal courthouse in NY following her arrest gender trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges as part a alleged sexual cult, Foxnews affirmed Friday.

The sex cult's leader, Keith Raniere, was already arrested in March in Mexico.

Raniere, co-founder of the group called Nxivm (pronounced "Nexium"), was arrested in Mexico and returned to Texas last month. Authorities allege Raniere coerced women into a master-slave relationship and forced them to endure 20-30 minute branding "ceremonies" wherein they were branded with a design composed of his initials.

Mack, best known for the TV show "Smallville", was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Brooklyn. When reached for comment by BuzzFeed News, a representative for Mack said, "At this time, I have no comment regarding the arrest of Allison Mack". She did as instructed and was blindfolded.

Mack directed her slaves to have sex with Raniere, among other things, prosecutors say. "It's incredibly sad because she's a very sweet person and seems normal until anything about Keith Raniere or NXIVM comes up".

Both Raniere and Mack face 15 years to life in prison for the charges against them.

Mack was a DOS master, who recruited slaves, for Raniere and herself, "by describing it as a women's empowerment group or sorority", according to prosecutors' detention memo.

Mack, 35, pleaded not guilty in a Brooklyn federal court today following her arrest and was held without bail ahead of a bail hearing set for Monday.

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She is due in court later on Friday.

Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack, costars in the long-running Superman-prequel TV series "Smallville, ' have been accused of being 'key recruiters" for a barbarous cult and conduct by newly.

According to federal prosecutors, Mack has been indicted on charges related to sex trafficking and forced labour.

Courses associated with the group costs thousands of dollars each and participants are encouraged to pay for additional classes and to recruit others in order to rise within the ranks of NXIVM.

Raniere left the United States late a year ago after The New York Times reported the stories of some women who defected from their secret sorority and the government began interviewing potential witnesses.

In 2015, he created a secret society called "DOS", an acronym that stands for a Latin phrase, loosely translating to "Lord / Master of the Obedient Female Companion" or "The Vox", officials said in a statement.

In a statement attributed to Raniere on NXIVM's website, he proclaimed his innocence and said he believed the justice system would prevail.

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