Published: Thu, April 26, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Accused sex-cult recruiter Allison Mack tries to fly under the radar

Accused sex-cult recruiter Allison Mack tries to fly under the radar

Both Raniere and Mack face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years in prison if convicted on the current charges.

Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan on Smallville for many years, is reportedly a top official in the Nxivm cult and the second-in-command behind leader Keith Raniere, and is even said to have been the one to institute corporal punishment for "slaves" who "do not recruit enough slaves of their own".

Women who successfully recruited were called "masters" within the group, while others were referred to as "slaves". She'll be living with her parents at their home in Los Alamitos as she awaits trial.

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As a result of her arrest she is now facing charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy for incidents that allegedly took place between February 2016 and June 2017.

The indictment claims many so-called slaves were branded on their pelvic areas with a symbol which, unbeknownst to them, incorporated Raniere's initials.

According to People, the website linked to JNess was registered to Karen Unterriener, who works at Executive Success Programs - founded by Raniere. According to court documents, prosecutors allege that the group requires women to provide collateral in exchange for membership and demanded they perform labor and sex acts.

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Mack appeared in court in a khaki jumpsuit and pleaded not guilty on Tuesday as Judge Viktor Pohorelsky set her bail at $5million (£3.6million) - which is being guaranteed by her parents via their house and retirement account - and ordered her to wear an ankle monitor as she will have to reside at her parents California home. Among those recruited include "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, whom Mack messaged over Twitter, and pop star Kelly Clarkson. The two victims say if they did not participate with Raniere their collateral would be released.

"While we were on the show, she had a boyfriend, so she was cool", the actor, 34, told TMZ in a video published on Wednesday, April 25.

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