'Smallville' actress Allison Mack pleads guilty in sex cult case

Allison Mack right and a friend. The former Smallville star was part of a New York sex cult. WENN

Mack entered her plea to racketeering charges on Monday, shortly before federal jury selection was scheduled to start in Brooklyn federal court.

"Through it all, I believed Keith Raniere's intentions were to help people", she said.

On the surface, Nxivm offered self-help classes, but prosecutors allege that there was a secret sub-group within the organization known as DOS, an acronym that stands for a Latin phrase that loosely translates to "Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions".

She was among six people indicted a year ago for their roles in running the controversial group led by Keith Raniere, who prosecutors say ran a master-slave ring within the organization with Mack's help.

"I must take full responsibility for my conduct". Mack played Chloe Sullivan, a close friend of the future Superman whose romantic feelings were not reciprocated.

Smallville actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty in a NY court Monday to racketeering charges related to her role in a cult-like group whose leader has been accused of sex-trafficking. Those who successfully recruited were called "masters".

In Brooklyn federal court on Monday donning black slacks and a sweater, the star appeared before a judge alongside her two attorneys as she pleaded to the two counts.

Authorities say the women were branded by a surgical tool with a symbol that resembled Raniere's initials.

Raniere, Mack, and four others were arrested past year for the involvement with NXIVM, a Colonie, N.Y. -based group that claimed to be a self-help organization. It is unclear how she will plead.

She's facing up to life in prison under the current charges.

Along with Raniere, Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman still faces racketeering charges related ot the operation of NXIVM. Bronfman fainted in court last week when asked if she was secretly being represented by embattled celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti. Mack was a prominent member of the group during the time the TV series Smallville was filmed in and around Vancouver. Until the Salzmans' guilty pleas, officials and associates had repeatedly denied all wrongdoing and disputed allegations that it is a cult.

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