“Former Smallville” actress accused of being a sex-slave-keeper, Allison Mack, is looking to cut a deal with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, in the Nxivm, pronounced “Nexium” , sex trafficking case, according to a new affidavit.
Mack’s lawyers and federal prosecutors have agreed to delay proceedings against her until May 3, because “they are engaged in plea negotiations, which they believe are likely to result in a disposition of this case without trial,” according to a document filed Friday.
Mack was the No. 2 in a sex cult run by Keith Raniere under the guise of his upstate self-help group, Nxivm, according to authorities.
‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack arrested in upstate New York sex cult case! Faces multiple sex trafficking charges
Allison Mack, [centre], allegedly tried to lure fellow actress Emma Watson [left], and singer Kelly Clarkson [right] to sex cult
Mack, 35, has been accused of using her star power to lure young women into the group. Subsequently she and Raniere forced the women to go on crash diets and “branded” them like cattle as Mack groomed them for sex with Raniere.
Raniere and Mack both have pled not guilty to sex-trafficking and forced-labor charges.
Mack was scheduled for a bail hearing Monday, but it was delayed.
It was also revealed Monday that Mack allegedly tried to leverage her celebrity to reel in big fish on Twitter — including “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson and singer Kelly Clarkson.
Allison Mack’s recruitment move on Emma Watson
In a 2013 message to she wrote to the pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, Mack wrote: “@kelly_clarkson I heard through the grapevine that you’re a fan of Smallville. I’m a fan of yours as well! I’d love to chat sometime.”
Nxivm presents itself as a Landmark-style self-help program, and its workshops have attracted many high-profile figures, including British billionaire Richard Branson.
Another actress from the “Smallville” cast, Kristin Kreuk, was also a member of Nxivm befrore leaving the group after eight years in 2013. – Kreuk has said she never witnessed any wrongdoing in the group.
Kreuk recruited fellow “Smallville” cast member, Allison Mack, into the program in late 2005 and early 2006. Cult leader Keith Raniere, it has been reported, used their celebrity status was used by to attract members.
Nxivm leader, Keith Raniere, is on trial for Sex trafficking
Mack who left the program in 2013 , says she got out before she saw anything “illegal or nefarious,” she tweeted, whereas Mack stayed on as it got weirder and more abusive. She was one of a handfulful of female devotees seen chasing after Mexican police as thy arrested Raniere at his Mexican hideaway, last month.
Kreuk denies she ever recruited anyone: “I left about five years ago,” she tweeted, “and had minimal contact with those who were still involved.”
Still, she remains “horrified and disgusted” by what the group became, she said.
During Mack’s Friday court appearance, it was revealed that she married “Battlestar Galactica” actress and Canadian national Nicki Clyne, in 2017.
Clyne was spotted hiding out in Mexico with Mack and Raniere when authorities tracked down the cult leader last month.
Seeking bail release for the Nxivm No 2, Mack’s attorneys argued that she was not a flight risk because she returned to the US voluntarily from Mexico.
“The allegations contained in the indictment are only that: allegations. The hard facts establish that she is not a risk of flight,” said attorney Sean Buckley.
Former cult member and Smallville actress Kirsten Kreuk, ‘never saw anything wrong’ in the cult. Kreuk allegedly, recruited Mack into the sex cult
Judge Cheryl Pollak however, declined to release Mack from detention, saying her lawyers failed to offer a “sufficient” bail package given the serious charges. She said they could file a new petition Monday.
Dressed in a light jean jacket, light brown boots and black pants, and sporting dark circles under her eyes, Mack spoke quietly as she answered the judge’s routine questions.
Pollak noted Mack may not have been aware that she was facing a minimum of 15 years behind bars, and a maximum of life in prison, at the time.
Prosecutors want a high dollar figure posted by someone with no affiliation to Nxivm, which is bankrolled by the heiresses to the Seagram’s whisky fortune, who are also devotees, and home detention.
They argued that Mack may be able to use the “collateral” to intimidate witnesses in the case, noting that “high-ranking” members of the group have already registered Web sites in potential witnesses’ names “with the intention of publishing damaging information” about them.
“She obviously has the ability to manipulate people,” Penza said.
“She has, based on the structure, a number of slaves underneath her who have pledged vows of obedience.”
Family and friends of the victims are pushing for tougher sanctions on Mack and other accused cult members. A friend of “Dynasty” star Catherine Oxenberg, whose daughter India is allegedly one of the “slaves,” said afterwards that he doesn’t want Mack out on the streets.
“She’s a B-grade actress — beyond B grade — and she is not in a reality show or a TV series. This is life,” said Stanley Zareff.
“She has to go away.”