Actress Allison Mack, who is best known for her role as Chloe Sullivan on the CW show Smallville has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. Mack’s sentencing was based on her role in the cult-like group NXIVM sex trafficking activities. She pleads guilty to charges involving manipulating women into becoming sex slaves within the NXIVM organization. Along with jail time, she will also pay a $20,000 fine and must complete 1,000 hours of community service.
During her sentencing in a Brooklyn federal court, Mack shared with the court how remorseful she was for her actions, saying “I made choices I will forever regret”. She also told the judge that she was filled with “remorse and guilt.” Mack also apologized to the victims in a form of a letter. “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”, she wrote.
According to Yahoo “her sentence is well below the 14 to 17 1/2 years recommended under advisory sentencing guidelines, but more than her defense team sought — which was no time behind bars”. During the trial, Mack’s attorneys suggested probation or home confinement due to her cooperation with the government. Her attorneys also discussed how much she had changed over the years. In a court filing they stated, “In the last three years, Allison Mack has turned her life around and earnestly dedicated herself to rehabilitation, renunciation of Keith Raniere and those who supported him, and making amends”.
The NXIVM organization first gained worldwide attention after Keith Raniere, and Mack were both arrested in 2018. The organization’s self-help classes were sought after by billionaires, actors, and socialites, but prosecutors say it operated as a criminal enterprise. Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October for racketeering and sex trafficking charges.