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‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty in NXIVM ‘Sex Cult’ Case

Smallville actress Allison Mack tearfully pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges Monday in connection with her role in the alleged sex cult NXIVM. “I’m very sorry for the victims of this case,” Mack said, according to a tweet from the Daily News’ Molly Crane-Newman. “I’m very sorry for who I’ve hurt through my misguided adherence to Keith Raniere’s teachings.” Mack had been accused of telling women that NXIVM—which prosecutors say included a secret society called “Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions”—was a self-help group. Eventually, prosecutors allege, Mack told her “slaves” to have sex with founder Keith Raniere to secure financial benefits for herself. Many women in the cult were reportedly also branded. Jury selection for the Brooklyn-based case, which also includes Raniere as a defendant, begins Monday. Mack faces up to 40 years in prison—20 years on each count—and will be sentenced on Sept. 11, 2019.