The actress Allison Mack, who became famous with the series Smallville, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges against her for her participation in the cult NXVIM, confessing to be part of a secret group of the sect, called DOS , admitting that she instructed the women in the group to “perform services for me”. Accused of conspiracy, conspiracy, and forced labor, Allison apologized for her actions. She can face up to 40 years in prison.
“I am here to plead guilty to your honor,” she told Judge Nicholas Garaufis. “I’m sorry for my role in this case, I’m sorry for my family and the good people I’ve injured through my mistaken adherence to the teachings of [NXIVM] Keith Raniere,” said the actress , citing the 57-year-old sect leader and also being tried for several crimes, including rape, sexual abuse and trafficking.
“I was a member of a secret society founded by Keith Raniere. I hid the role of Keith Raniere as chief of DOS,” Allison confessed, adding that the way the cult worked led members to think they could suffer serious damage if did not do what was required of them since DOS had its financial data and naked pictures.
Prosecutors claim that women in DOS were kept on starvation diets, ironed with Raniere’s initials and prepared to have sex with him. Allison was arrested last year along with six other people, including Raniere and Clare Bronfman, heiress of the Seagram beverage company. Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman and her daughter Lauren Salzman pleaded guilty to extortion for their involvement in the group last month. Lauren admitted to keeping her own personal slave locked in a room for two years.
Allison’s trial jurors, due to begin at the end of the month, began to be chosen today. The actress’s verdict is expected for September 11.