Smallville's Allison Mack Arrested for Alleged Sex Cult Involvement

Smallville's Allison Mack Arrested for Alleged Sex Cult Involvement

Smallville's Allison Mack Arrested for Alleged Sex Cult Involvement

She is charged in a three-count indictment with sex trafficking, sex trafficking recruiting and conspiracy to commit forced labor, with the victims listed as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.

Smallville actress Allison Mack was arrested Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection to a case involving a sex trafficking cult allegedly lead by Keith Raniere, who was previously arrested in March.

Allison was recruited to Nxivm by her Smallville co-star Kristin Kreuk. Check back for updates and follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.

He also posted video of Raniere's arrest, which showed Mack in a state of disbelief as officials dragged away the self-proclaimed Svengali.

Mack pleaded not guilty to the charges against her when arraigned on Friday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak.

A local authority tells DailyMail.com that the women then engaged in a high-speed auto chase with police. She is set to appear in a Brooklyn federal court later today.

Nxivm, which is reportedly run out of a townhouse in Halfmoon, New York, was publicly branded as a "self-help group".

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It emerged previous year that the Dalai Lama was paid $1 million to speak to 3,000 NXIVM followers and place a khata - a traditional ceremonial Tibetan scarf - around Raniere's neck. Media reports at the time linked Mack to the group, and she faced allegations that she was one of the recruiters.

The women told investigators they were subjected to "master-slave" conditions that involved physical punishments for disobeying orders.

The Smallville actress, along with NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere, also known as "Vanguard", was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of NY. Raniere was arrested on March 25 at a villa near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.

Since NXIVM's creation, Raniere has maintained poly-amorous relationships with its members, according to the complaint.

NXIVM identifies itself as a self-help group - "a multi-level marketing organization that offers personal and professional development seminars" - but has been accused of sapping the resources of its members, holding people against their will, and branding malnourished women as part of a non-consensual domination/submission culture.

The secret group within NXIVM was called "DOS", or known as "Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions", within which Raniere was known as "The Vanguard".

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