How Allison Mack went from cutie-pie TV star to twisted sex slave ‘master’
Allison Mack says her role in Nxivm sex cult is the ‘greatest regret of my life’
Allison Mack gave prosecutors tape of Nxivm leader talking about branding members
New photos show Allison Mack enjoying freedom before Nxivm sentencing
“Smallville’’ actress Allison Mack got a wrist-slap sentence of three years in prison Wednesday for serving as a Nxivm “slave master” that brainwashed women into becoming sex slaves for the group’s twisted leader.
The 38-year-old disgraced TV star appeared in person in Brooklyn federal court two years after she pleaded guilty to working as Keith Raniere’s right-hand woman to lure victims into Nxivm’s secret subsect called DOS.
Mack faces 14 to 17 1/2 years behind bars under federal sentencing guidelines — though prosecutors asked for less, noting her cooperation in their case against Raniere and other leaders of the upstate cult.
In a letter filed with the court last week, Mack said devoting herself to Raniere was “the biggest mistake and greatest regret of my life.”
“I am sorry to those of you that I brought into Nxivm. I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man,” she wrote.
Mack pleaded guilty in April 2019 to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges that included extortion and forced labor.
As part of her plea, she admitted to her role as a slave “master” in DOS — which translates to “dominant over submissive” — in which some members were branded like cattle with her and Raniere’s initials and blackmailed into having sex with him.
Mack’s defense team urged the judge in court papers last week to let her off with probation or a sentence to home confinement — citing her cooperation with federal prosecutors.
Mack has been out on $5 million bond and on home confinement since her arrest in 2018.
She was among around a half-dozen people charged in the federal case — including Raniere, who was convicted by a jury and sentenced in October to 120 years in prison.
Seagram’s heiress Clare Bronfman, another top Nxivm cohort, was hit with a more than six-year sentence in September — more than a year longer than prosecutors had pushed for in her case.
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