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‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack: How’s her life going post-NXIVM cult?

Many remember Clark Kent’s (Tom Welling) adorkable sidekick, Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), in CW’s Smallville. Unfortunately, a few years into the show’s run after premiering in 2001, an alleged sex cult known as NXIVM (NEX-ee-um), had its sights on this young actress. 

Only eighteen years old when Smallville initially aired in 2001, Allison Mack was every young boy’s crush at some point. NXIVM’s founder, Keith Raniere, however, saw her young age and naivety making her an easy target for his celebrity sex cult. 

Allison’s introduction to NXIVM

NXIVM members introduced themselves to Allison Mack as a mentorship program. The much darker truth: it was on the brink of devolving into a sex cult.

Allison Mack’s costar and close friend Kristen Kreuk brought Mack to a seminar where she was introduced to Ms. Salzman and her daughter, Lauren. During the seminar about empowering women – which was actually a ploy for NXIVM to network with young actresses – Mack grew close with Ms. Salzman. This friendship with Ms. Salzman led to Sara Bronfman inviting Mack to meet Mr. Raniere in Albany.

Ex-member of NXIVM Ms. Dones recalled thinking “Oh my god, they’ve gotten their claws into her.”

Starring in Smallville alongside stunning actress Kristen Kreuk and our mancrush Tom Welling, Allison felt insecure about her looks. Fans of the hit show didn’t help her insecurities by constantly comparing the two actresses’ physical appearances. 

This insecurity made it easy for NXIVM to sneak into Mack’s life, giving her the validation she craved. Young Allison Mack longed for enlightenment in Hollywood. Unfortunately, she was enthralled instead by the guidance of a twisted man, Keith Raniere.

Mack is accused of recruiting women herself as “slaves” for the cult in the years following her entrance into NXIVM. After recruiting these young girls, NXIVM would literally brand their skin and procure “collateral” of explicit videos & pictures to use as blackmail fuel.

Allison Mack sobbed during her plea in Brooklyn federal court. “I joined NXIVM first to find purpose,” she said, “I was lost and wanted to find a place, a community in which I would feel comfortable.”

Where is Ms. Mack now?

In 2018, Allison Mack admitted to being a member of NXIVM. Prosecutors claim that “Mack was one of NXIVM’s highest-ranking members.” Mack was charged with racketeering conspiracy & racketeering; although she had previously admitted to being part of this group, Mack pled innocent in court.

In April 2019, however, Mack changed her plea to guilty in an address to the court. “I must take full responsibility for my conduct and that is why I am pleading guilty today. I am and will be a better person as a result of this.” She continued, “Through it all, I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people. I was wrong.

In addition to Mack admitting guilt for racketeering conspiracy & racketeering, she also admitted to state law extortion & forced labor.

Founder and leader of NXIVM Keith Raniere is currently behind bars. Allison Mack, however, was released on a five-million-dollar bond and placed under the custody of her parents for the time being. She is currently under house arrest with her parents in California.

Allison Mack will likely serve prison time once the investigation into this dark group is over. According to criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian, “Allison Mack is facing a total of forty years maximum confinement time in the two charges she pled guilty to in federal court.”

Where Mack will end up after the investigation is over is still up in the air. What do you think will happen to Smallville’s Allison Mack? Let us know in the comments.

Still craving more information about NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere? Here’s our article focused on Raniere and his terrible misdeeds.

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  • Why the fuck is r kelly in jail and this bitch is still free

    May 17, 2020
    • Because she didn’t recruit jail bait? That fact alone makes a huge difference in a judge’s opinion of you, before even considering what race you are.

      June 3, 2020
    • Because she’s white and he’s black

      June 3, 2020
    • That shit is called white privilege. That’s why she is home with her parents and R Kelly is ink jail. Only in America

      June 20, 2020
      • No it’s because she was able to pay her bail, and R Kelly can not period!!!!

        July 11, 2020
      • On February 22, 2019, Kelly was indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.[17] On July 11, 2019, Kelly was arrested on federal charges alleging sex crimes and obstruction of justice.[18][19] Kelly faces a total of 18 federal counts, including child pornography, kidnapping and forced labor, as of July 12, 2019.[20] As a result, he is currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago.

        August 29, 2020
    • I think Fuh Q just answered that. Maybe she should be in prison, IDK. Sure, her race and gender probably played a role, but R Kelly recruited, enslaved and fuhqed CHILDREN. Take a minute and process that.

      July 25, 2020
    • She should be in prison, but R. Kelly did what he did to CHILDREN. Both crimes are disgusting, but to have sex with innocent children, on tape is a bit worse.

      July 31, 2020
    • Because they literally have video tapes of him banging 14 year olds…on a regular. Allison was brainwashed, the same shit was done to her.
      Its like getting mad because R.Kellys in jail but not one of the body guards who picked and chose who gets to come into his room and who doesnt.

      August 7, 2020
    • well she was a victim too, it is like Scientology, these people do horrible things to one another, and they think it is justified. going after the man at the top is justified, anything below that is sketchy. R. Kelly is a lifetime pedophile, nobody made him do anything

      August 9, 2020
    • Because R Kelly showed ZERO remorse, and he continued to abuse children while on trial for abusing women and children. He’s a monster, but even he wasn’t in jail while under investigation.

      September 1, 2020
    • If you watch the series The Vow on HBO you have a better insight to the techniques and time involved in brainwashing. She may be on house arrest now due to being able to put up her bail, but most likely she will see some prison time and justly so altho it should be considered that she was sleep deprived and food deprived which does effect the mind…you can see her barely able to keep her eyes open in one scene. I feel for all vixtims of this man..its easy for us to throw stones, but how the he’ll did this turn into a racist thing? Comparing her to R Kelly..seriously? The media wants a divide..amonst races..ages..sexes…political affil…u name it.mthey want us divided….does racism exist? Hell yes..but in this case I think ur mixing up two very different things. I watched the docu on R Kelly and as a women it hit me so hard..i just felt so much pain for those women..thise women were beautiful women of the most beautiful colors on earth and they deserve to have their stories told and as a member of the human race we should all be glad he is in so tired of racism on all sides..but as the media would loke you to believe only white people r racist tbe truth is all r ethnocentric and we need to realize this and know the truth that we all came from Africa and skin tone only denotes adaptation of environment..culture is created and I hope some day we realize we cant let the tv tell us who to buy into day hopefully all races will meld into one having the best traits of all cultures and leaving judgement on stupid color of skin out of it.

      October 29, 2020
  • When is her trial ?

    May 31, 2020
    • I really don’t understand the situation entirely? If she already pled guilty, then there should be no need for a trial or further investigation on her part. I’m wondering why she doesn’t have a sentencing date.

      June 2, 2020
      • Because it’s not just about her but a whole cult. She’s still going to testify I think too against Ranier. It’s just paperwork at this point.

        June 2, 2020
      • She’d already be doing her time if she had a cheap/free public pretender. Her smarter defense lawyers got the judge to order an investigation to find the details and context of what she plead guilty to. What is discovered will be used to determine the amount of leniency, if any, she gets. Could be the whole 40 years, could be time served (unlikely).

        June 3, 2020
    • She isn’t going to trial! They are sweeping this under the rug. She’s on house arrest. I haven’t read this but this what has taken place. News outlets are not focused on this.

      June 4, 2020
      • It’s a joke that she is on house arrest. She was deeply involved, knew what she was doing preying on her victims and should do many years in prison but I fear she will get a slap on the wrist.

        June 21, 2020
  • As a fan of Smallville and her, this freaking sucks. It’s equivalent of Bill Cosby fans when you found out what he did. It just ruins a childhood, or in my case my 20’s. Just another reminder that people aren’t who they play on tv.

    June 2, 2020
  • Because she is white!!! Another thing where are all the women from the MeToo movement??? Giving interviews, demonstrating, protesting, and wanting all this sympathy from these male predators? This woman plead guilty and it’s 2 years later and she hasn’t seen the inside of a jail. Nobody is talking about this.

    Also, there is more to this story. Check out the documentary She is also linked to a sex trafficking cult linked to a preschool in Mexico

    June 4, 2020
    • Koko – That documentary provides zero proof, zero research, zero anything. While it may bring up some good points, it’s a joke of a “documentary.” And the whole “Pizzagate” thing is a GIANT JOKE. Again, NO proof of anything. When you ask for proof of either of these things, you’re told to research it yourself. LOL. We are not investigative journalists with financial backing and resources. Finally, that website you touted no longer even exists, or at least not at that link. My whole point for you and everyone else is not to believe everything you see and read. Hollywood is not full of satanists (there may be some there just like anywhere else), and all left-wing politicians are not pedophiles (again, there may be a few, but it sure as hell isn’t politicians on the left that are being caught with young boys etc). Stop believing things just because you want them to be true. Peace.

      August 1, 2020
  • she let her fans down. Avery talented person; actress, director, singer. Her career is over/ A total tragedy

    June 4, 2020
  • What she did was wrong but it should be taken into co side ration that she was brainwashed into believing that this group was actually a force for good to empower women. She didn’t let her fans down but let down herself. They targeted her from the beginning, so it is not as if she suddenly decided one day that she would be an evil sex cultist. She is taking responsibility for her actions as she could have kept to declaring g she was innocent; it can’t be easy to admit guilt knowing you may get 40 years in prison. Yes, empathize with her victims but also sympathize that she too is a victim. Imagine Mack is your daughter or sister, one would definitely be appalled at what she had done it one would also be angry that their loved one was targeted by an evil man who twisted her foe his own gain. It didn’t help that fans were comparing her looks to Kreuk’s and as a result helped push her to be in that man’s arms. It may not be the fans fault in her choices, and choices she has now taken responsibility for, but it does show that “fans’” criticism can have negative effects on the people they claim to love.

    June 12, 2020
  • I blame KK for introducing her to them in the first place although Smallvillebis my favourite show I still don’t know what Clark Kent saw in her in the first place . I thought she was a very shallow person in the series. I just feel sorry that she got cought up in that mess maybe her self esteem was very low . Aloson was so good in the show.

    June 17, 2020
  • She is a great woman. Have you seen her? She should be in a sex cult with a body like that, and I’m not surprised other women were willing to join in with her too. Who wouldn’t. The only question is how can we get her back on her knees doing what she does best as quickly as possible.

    June 23, 2020
    • Ha! You’re revolting

      March 2, 2021
  • That bitch should get the max 40 years. Un fortunately, our taxpayers dollars will be paying to feed that useless turd of evil.

    June 23, 2020
    • Why do you wish her the worse?
      Everyone makes mistakes.
      She admitted she was wrong. I don’t like it, because I like her as an actress. Her life will never be the same after all this

      July 12, 2020
  • Part of the reason she hasn’t gone to trial yet, which is now schedule for September, is because of a corrupt judge. Follow the money people. That judge has now since been removed which is why it’s finally going to trial. So much is happening behind the scenes and the news won’t talk about it. That should tell you something as well.

    Also, R Kelly is in jail because he’s messed up multiple times. It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. 🙄 He’s been to jail, gotten out, f’ed up again, lather, rinse, repeat.

    Both suck

    June 26, 2020
  • I agree with Zoe. We don’t know the full story, and I’m not a juror. I agree that her privilege, both white and class, play a big part in her sentencing, but it’s also clear she was manipulated.

    July 9, 2020
  • This story seems to have died. I think that what Allison did deserves a good long prison sentence. She was completely aware of what the cult was when she recruited and branded the women.

    July 9, 2020
  • While it is true she is guilty of expanding cult agendas
    At the end of the day this woman is also a victim
    Perhaps the investigation is still pending as to the impact of cult influence on Mack psyche

    July 10, 2020
  • Grew up watching her on Smallville. The fact that she would do something like this is absolutely horrible. The fact that we have people commenting ignoring what she did and jumping to a race seriously? Not everything is about race people. This is a rich woman who abused her power and money it could just as easily be Oprah people .

    Should she be in prison..yes absolutely, but this case is more than just about her it is about an entire group of people as well. Some of whom she is more than likely testifying against.

    They have connected a Yugoslavian princess to this group this actually makes it an international problem as well which makes it where more investigation has to be done. Will she do prison time probably I dont see her not doing it she had a 5million dollar bond. She has been arrested and those who say she hasn’t seen the jail yes she has she had to be booked and processed before binding out

    But until they have brought everyone who hasn’t taken the a plea they will probably keep her out on house arrest.

    Again we don’t know the details of her deal she is probably testifying against people which could be part of why she is out.

    July 11, 2020
  • It is not written down anywhere that she will not go to jail. Her trial is not completely over. It is very sad.
    R.J. Recruited underage girls.
    It is really sad for both of them!

    July 12, 2020
  • Yeah she did wrong. And she is white. So what? First time offence and obviously deluded by the real leader of the cult. Does she deserve prison time? Punishment is appropriate but what punishment is the question. Her reputation is destroyed and her acting career gone. This legal case will have cost her millions. Double punishment is not warranted. And undoubtedly she has spent some time in a jail cell already.

    The victims can still sue her so she is not going be let of the hook. This will have destroyed her mentally – I just hope she does not end up thinking it is all too hard. I think – perhaps that part of the reason for the investigation is a cooperation by Alison to assist in testifying against some of the others. If so then this cooperation ought to credited towards her punishment. I say leave her alone and let justice do its work.

    July 30, 2020
  • This crazy situation allison got caught up in a mess. Just like all other cults she got used mine control to do his work. I dont think she should get no forty years for what they got the cult leader give him life she needs therapy and jail wont do it. Probation is best I feel sorry for all the women that got trapped into this cult.

    August 15, 2020
  • You are an idiot…..has nothing to do with her Race……Get the facts of the Law

    August 23, 2020
  • Always winds up a racial situation it seems.Just because a person is black doesnt mean its jail time.Race is being used as a crutch too often in ameroca.People need to grow up.

    August 24, 2020
  • Wow I agree it’s not about race at all.When things dont go right in life ,why is it always blamed on racist idealology.Just because someone is white doesnt mean they’re privileged at all.We went from the end of slavery to the end of segregation to Obama in office .I believe were moving in the right direction.Racism is indeed a ongoing problem in the U.S.It exists in black as well as white americans.Cant blame everything on white folks.

    August 24, 2020
  • I will save my judgment of Alison until after the VOW documentary is over. It is possible that she is a predator but equally possible that she is a mind controlled victim used to recruit other people. It’s hard to say at this point.

    August 30, 2020
  • She will not stand trial because she has already pleaded guilty. She will, however, have to return for sentencing.

    August 31, 2020
  • People saying “Poor Allison…she’s a victim too…she was brainwashed…it’s her first offense…blah blah blah”

    She didn’t run a red light and forget to pay the ticket. She helped a man rape, mutilate, and in slave women. Would people feel so bad for her if she were a man or someone we never heard of before this?

    October 27, 2020
  • Allison didn’t need to feel inferior to the other actresses on Smallville… we thought she was the prettiest, sexiest and best acting female on the show! But so called fans made her feel insecure and useless…. typical bullies who are a waste of resources to the world. Then a nasty man got his claws into her, abused her, used starvation and stress techniques to brainwash her until she believed everything he said.
    Yes, she deserves some punishment, but she also deserves to be helped. The real monsters are the internet trolls who bullied her and Rainier for abusing her.

    @Nonya: yes we would feel the same.

    November 21, 2020

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