“Smallville” actress Allison Mack entered a Brooklyn courtroom on Monday and pled guilty to multiple charges related to an alleged sex cult/sex trafficking case. Mack pled to multiple charges including forced labor, sex trafficking, and sex trafficking conspiracy.
CNN (@cnn) reported, Mack, 36, was allegedly the co-creator of a program within Nxivm, which was targeted toward luring actors and actresses. Nxivm is a group that claimed to be a self-help program, but prosecutors charge that Nxivm was actually a pyramid scheme in which some recruits were exploited for sexual favors and/or their labor. Mack admitted being a recruiter for the organization. In court papers, multiple women claimed they were blackmailed into doing the organizations work because they had compromising information on them. According to court papers: “Until women recruited others, they were called slaves. Those who successfully recruited were called masters.” Nxivm’s founder, Keith Raniere, who went by the name “Vanguard”, was reportedly the only male member of the group. Raniere has pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking and forced labor.
Actrees, Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the widely popular original set of movies “Superman”, has passed away at the age of 69. Variety Magazine (@Variety) reports, Kidder’s publicist, Camilla Fluxman Pines, told variety that the actress passed away in her sleep at her home in Montana on Sunday.
Canadian born, Kidder made her acting bones in low-budget Canadian films and tv shows before landing a role in the 1970’s film “Quaker Fortune Has A Cousin In The Bronx” with Gene Wilder. Kidder rose to fame when she was cast in the 1978 film Superman where she played Clark Kent’s (Christopher Reeves) love interest, Lois Lane. Kidder starred in all four original Superman movies as Lois Lane. After Superman, Kidder went on to act in multiple movies and tv shows, including “Smallville”, a made for television version of the movies that brought Kidder to prominence.
Kidder became a U.S citizen in 2005 and lived in Montana until her death. Kidder won an Emmy Award in 2015 for her performance in the children’s TV show “The Haunting Hour.” Kidder was married three times and had a child with her first husband and author, Thomas Mcguane. Her daughter, Maggie was born in 1976. Kidder also leaves behind two grandchildren.
Actress, Allison Mack, widely known for her role as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW series Smallville, was arrested and charged in Federal Court on Friday for her role in what prosecutors called a sex cult. Mack’s charges include sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released by the Justice Department.
CNN (@cnn) reports, Mack’s arrest is related to her alleged involvement with an organization called Nxivm, a group that claimed to be a self-help program, but prosecutors allege in reality, the program was a pyramid scheme in which recruits were exploited “both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants benefit,” US Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said.
Nxivm’s founder, Keith Raiere, known in the group as “Vanguard”, was also indicted along with Mack on Friday.
“As alleged in the indictment, 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,” Donoghue stated.
Mack entered a not guilty plea and was reprimanded to jail until her arraignment and bail hearing on Monday. Raniere is also being held in a federal jail. His arraignment date has yet to be determined. He is currently being held without bail.