Actress Allison Mack, best known her role in US television series Smallville, has pleaded guilty in court to her tole in a sex cult.
In a surreal turn of events, Mack has pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges after she was linked to an alleged sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.
Mack appeared in a Brooklyn federal court and pleaded guilty to charges related to the suspected sex cult ‘Nxivm’. The actress has admitted recruiting women by telling them they were joining a ‘female mentorship’ group.
In what appears to be a pyramid scheme style outfit, the leader of the project happens to be the only male involved; Keith Raniere. The prosecution claim that Mack served as one of his leading female deputies.
“Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,” Richard Donoghue, US attorney for the Eastern District in New York, said in a statement last year.
Mack, who is scheduled to be sentenced in September, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for each of the two charges.
“I must take full responsibility for my conduct. I am very sorry for my role in this case,” Mack was quoted as saying to the judge. “I am very sorry to my family and to the good people I hurt through my misguided adherence to Keith Rainere’s teachings.”