‘SEX CULT’

‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Indicted for ‘Sex Trafficking,’ ‘Forced Labor’

Former Smallville actress Allison Mack was indicted for “sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy” Friday afternoon in connection with “sex cult” Nxvim, according to a Justice Department release. Mack was indicted along with Keith Raniere, the alleged leader of the advertised “self-help group,” and will be arraigned in court later Friday. “As alleged in the indictment, 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,” said U.S. attorney Richard P. Donoghue in the release. “The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit.” Mack was reportedly a “key recruiter” of the cult, and also led the cult’s women’s group, Jness. Raniere was arrested in Mexico last month for “sex-trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor” through the cult. The group expected the women to have sex with Raniere and do chores for the “masters.” Women were allegedly branded and also required to recruit members or face physical punishment.