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Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case

21 April 2018

Mack, 35, was arrested in Brooklyn on Friday, April 20, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is expected to be charged with sex trafficking for recruiting women to be slaves of Keith Raniere, the leader of the group Nxivm, the AP reports.

USA authorities have accused Mack of recruiting women to join what purported to be a female mentorship group but was actually a secret society run by Raniere, the leader of a network of purported self-help groups based in Albany, New York, called Nxivm.

Raniere is the founder of NXIVM, which bills itself as a self-help and empowerment organization, but is described by authorities as a cultlike group whose members recruited women to be sex slaves, and branded their pubic regions with Raniere's initials.

'As alleged in the complaint, Keith Raniere created a secret society of women whom he had sex with and branded with his initials, coercing them with the threat of releasing their highly personal information and taking their assets, ' U.S. attorney Richard P. Donoghue said.

Since the series ended in 2011, Mack has only appeared in a few minor acting roles.

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Allison Mack was arrested Friday in connection with a case involving an alleged cult leader, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Authorities allege that Mack recruited women to join what she claimed was a female mentorship group called Jness. "Then they nicknamed her Pimp Mack". They said she was present at the villa in Mexico when Raniere was arrested. "It's incredibly sad because she's a very sweet person and seems normal until anything about Keith Raniere or NXIVM comes up".

If convicted, they face anywhere from 15 years to life in prison.

DOS had female "slaves" and "masters", and encouraged women to recruit new slaves "who in turn owed service not only to their own masters but also to masters above them" in the pyramid scheme, prosecutors say.

Investigators said Raniere preferred exceptionally thin women, therefore "slaves" needed to stay glued to incredibly low-fat food diets and record every food they ate.

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Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack, costars in the long-running Superman-prequel TV series "Smallville, ' have been accused of being 'key recruiters" for a barbarous cult and conduct by newly.

On Friday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak declined the bail package presented by one of Mack's attorneys, Sean Buckley, and remanded her for the weekend.

It's said the bail is asked to be set at a high amount due to flight risk as Mack has ties in Mexico.

She has been charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

Mack was with the 57-year-old Raniere when he was arrested near Puerto Vallarta, according to the Times-Union.

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Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case