Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack pleaded responsible in a Brooklyn federal courtroom Monday to racketeering expenses in relation to the cultlike group NXIVM.
Mack entered her plea shortly earlier than jury choice was scheduled to begin.
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The trial was anticipated to element sensational allegations that the group recruited intercourse slaves for its non secular chief, Keith Raniere.
Prosecutors accused Mack of serving to Raniere recruit ladies to a secret sub-society inside the group.
Mack is finest recognized for her long-running position on the superhero TV present in regards to the early days of Clark Kent’s life. Nevertheless, it was reported that she was closely concerned within the NXIVM group shortly after authorities started making arrests. Mack allegedly obtained concerned with the group when she was sad along with her performing profession. She reportedly rose within the ranks to change into a key participant in its actions, which allegedly included branding its members and discovering intercourse slaves for Raniere.
The protection says the ladies had been by no means abused.
Authorities say the ladies had been branded by a surgical device with a logo that resembled Raniere’s initials. Mack has mentioned in an interview that the group emphasised self-discipline and self-empowerment and she or he likened the branding to getting a tattoo, however cooler.
Mack is claimed to have been residing in upstate New York with alleged cult chief Raniere till he reportedly fled to Mexico in November. She was seen operating after him when he was apprehended in Mexico in March.
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Two different ladies charged within the case, former NXIVM government Nancy Salzman and her daughter, Lauren, have already pleaded responsible.
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The Related Press contributed to this report.