Allison Mack is having to finally face the music for her participation in leading the now-defunct cult NXIVM.
Allison Mack Gets 3 Years In Prison
It has just been reported that Allison Mack has been sentenced to just 3 years of prison time for her actions as a leader of the NXIVM cult. Her former partner Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison.
According to TMZ, the Smallville star will also have to fork up a $20k fine, complete 1,000 hours of community service, and disclose her financial information to understand her ability to pay for mental health treatments.
Her attorneys asked the court for no jail time. It was just yesterday that she begged the court for leniency and put the blame for her action on her co-leader Keith Raniere.
The Hollywood Reporter published the letter where she wrote a letter to the court saying "from the bottom of my heart, I am sorry," and that she invested herself "into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything" because she "believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better more enlightened version of myself."
In an impressive downplay of her actions, she said: "I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM. I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man. I am sorry that I encouraged you to use your resources to participate in something that was ultimately so ugly."
Her victims were able to address the court about Mack's direct involvement in the NXIVM crimes such as tricking women into joining a "women's empowerment group" that was secretly led by Raniere and branding each member's lower pelvis with Allison and Keith's intertwined initials.
Allison personally recruited women in misleading ways and demanded blackmail and "collateral" such as nude photos, property titles, or damaging personal information in order to keep the women in the group and force them to work against their will. She also led the members into performing sex acts with Raniere under the threat of their "collateral" being released.
The NXIVM group had countless more allegations including immigration fraud, sex trafficking, racketeering, forced labor, and more, all with the funding and knowledge of Allison Mack. Many of her former victims were able to attend her court proceedings.