Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women - 2018-04-22
As she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. The actor, best known for a role in the TV series Smallville, had entered a plea of not guilty to sex trafficking and forced labor charges which carry mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years and could lead to life in jail.
Flanked by lawyers and closely shadowed by FBI agents and federal marshals, the 35-year-old's distress provided the first glimpse of what the future may hold for senior members of an alleged cult known as Nxivm.
Prosecutors claim Mack was second-in-command at the upstate New York headquarters of the group, and therefore instrumental in forcing new recruits to conform to the sexual demands of leader Keith Raniere.