UPDATE: Smallville's Allison Mack Has Been Arrested

Allison Mack has been arrested for her alleged involvement with the sex cult Nxivm.

Mack is facing 15 years in prison for allegedly grooming women to be sex slaves to cult leader of Nxivm, Keith Raniere. Raniere was arrested on March 26 in Mexico at a $10,000 a week villa he was renting. 

Mack was with Raniere at the villa during the initial arrest and was a possible suspect in connection with Raniere and Nxivm. Mack met Raniere in 2005 at a seminar along with her Smallville co-star Kristen Kreuk. Kreuk is also said to have been a vital member of Nxivm, but she had severed all ties with Raniere and the cult in 2012.

"John Marzulli with the U.S. Attorney's office confirmed to CNN that Mack entered a not guilty plea." According to a statement issued by the Justice Department, Mack is being charged with "sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy."

Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue. “The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit.
— U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York


"Smallville" Actress Linked to Sex Trafficking Cult

Allison Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan in Smallville was named the #2 person in charge of a dangerous, fake BDSM cult.

When people think of sex trafficking, they usually conjure up images of women and children being kidnapped from underdeveloped countries. Anyone can become a victim, including celebrities and aspiring actors. And anyone can be the perpetrators. 

In 2005, Allison Mack and co-star Kristen Kreuk attended a self-help seminar led by Keith Raniere. While Kreuk is said to have severed ties with the Raniere and the Nxivm (pronounced “Nexium”) in 2012, Mack is listed as a co-conspirator and said to have been Raniere's main slave. Nxivm's former publicist, Frank Parlato, said Mack was used to "lure" other women to join the secret "sorority" called DOS (Dominant Over Submissive). He also said "she went from slave to slave master".

Raniere's actions are what people in the BDSM lifestyle warn newcomers about. According to the warrant for Raniere's arrest, he manipulated and entrapped women into extreme "master-slave" relationships where he blackmailed women into having sex with him. Former members of Nxivm said that they were to refer to Raniere as "The Vanguard" and were branded on their genitals with a combination of his initials. 

Raniere was arrested March 26, 2018 at a Mexican villa he was renting at $10,000 a week. He was accompanied by Nxivm's co-founder,  Lauren Salzman, Loreta Garza, Nicki Clyne and Allison Mack. Mack is expected to be arrested next as a co-conspirator, a far cry from her role as Chloe Sullivan on Smallville