The starlet, who played press reporter Chloe Sullivan on Smallville for 10 seasons, pleaded guilty in April 2019 to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering acts of state law extortion and required labor. She was initially likewise charged, as Raniere was, with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and required labor conspiracy.
She very first participated in a NXIVM workshop in Vancouver with her Smallville co-star Kristin Kreuk in 2006, a program billed as a “women’s movement” called Jness. Their prominent existences had actually been prepared for, since a few of the company’s leading individuals (those closest to Raniere) flew in for the celebration. The group placed on an appeal offensive for the beginner and welcomed her to fulfill Raniere, who, they stated, might assist her acting profession. Mack accepted, was flown to their Albany, N.Y., area through personal jet, and remained for weeks.
“A collective inspiring a community of strong, authentically empowered women to own themselves in a way that has never been seen or understood before?” Mack composed in a since-deleted article. “It sounded like the perfect blend of what I was looking for! So I took the leap and enrolled in a weekend workshop and within the first few hours I knew I had found my people.”
When she entered her guilty plea on April 18, 2019, Mack informed the court, “I was lost. Through it all, I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people. I was wrong.” She confessed to offering DOS to possible employees by explaining it as a female-empowerment group, to making members turn over pictures and info for blackmail functions, and to acquiring “labor and services” from 2 ladies; she did not state that any ladies were pushed into making love with Raniere.
A previous roomie who dealt with Mack after she got included with NXIVM informed The Hollywood Reporter in 2018, “I don’t think she was thinking she was actually trafficking girls. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve punishment, but I think she had drunk enough Kool-Aid to really believe that these girls were going to save the world with his super-sperm.”
Mack wed Battlestar Galactica starlet Nicki Clyne in 2017 and stays totally free on a $5 million bond while she waits for sentencing. She’s confronting 20 years in jail.