Actress Allison Mack, who played Chloe Sullivan on “Smallville,” was sentenced to three years in prison for her involvement in a sex ring. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mack involved women in an organization called NXIVM, where they were turned into sex slaves.
Mack was arrested in April 2018 on suspicion of sexually exploiting women. NXIVM, where the actress invited female participants, posed as a personal growth training company. It later emerged that within the organization there was a “Slave Master” sect, whose spiritual leader was NXIVM founder Keith Raniere.
Members of the sect called themselves “masters” and women “slaves,” who were blackmailed and forced to do whatever they were told: for example, to be filmed naked or to have sex with Raniere. Each “slave” had the initials of the spiritual leader burned into her pelvic region.
Mack repented of what she had done: In a letter addressed “to all those affected by her actions,” the actress apologized.
“I apologize to everyone I brought to NXIVM. I apologize to everyone who has suffered from the vile and abusive manipulations of a perverted person. I am aware of the responsibility I have for the lives of my loved ones and loved ones, and I feel a heavy weight of guilt for abusing your trust and leading you down the wrong path.”
Allison Mack originally faced 15 years to life in prison, but because the actress cooperated with the investigation her sentence was commuted. Mack will begin serving her three-year sentence no later than Sept. 29, 2021.
Keith Raniere was convicted a year earlier and sentenced to 120 years in prison.