Allison Mack, the actress who played “Chloe Sullivan” in the hit series “Smallville” (2001-11), has been arrested for her alleged involvement in the “sex slave cult” NXIVM. The news comes three weeks after the arrest of the founder and leader of the group, Keith Raniere, the man his followers call “The Vanguard.”
Raniere was arrested in his $10,000-a-week villa near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in late March. In the criminal complaint against Raniere, Mack, 35, was cited as an “unnamed co-conspirator” for her alleged role in leading the “secret sorority” called DOS (“dominant over submissive”), containing women who were allegedly groomed by Mack and Raniere to be his personal sex slaves.
On Friday, the New York Post reported that sources confirmed that Mack has been arrested and will appear Friday in federal court in Brooklyn.
Though disturbing reports about the cult have been circulating for years, The New York Times helped draw national attention to the story in October 2017 in a report on the DOS “sorority” allegedly headed up by Mack. After publication of the Times report, Raniere and Mack fled Upstate New York, where the cult was based, and hid out in Raniere’s villa in Mexico until he was arrested in March.
As The Daily Wire reported in March, the most prominent whistleblower of the group is Frank Parlato, who used to be the group’s spokesman. Parlato has created an extensive blog, the Frank Report, that provides testimonials from former members and details about key members, including Mack, whom he describes as a “key recruiter” for the cult. The actress reportedly helped hand-select the sex slaves for “The Vanguard” and would engage in various brainwashing and blackmailing tactics to ensure the women’s loyalty. Members of DOS are allegedly branded with the initials of both Raniere and Mack.
Below is an image from the Frank Report of the DOS brand, made up of the initials “KR” and “AM”:
The Post provides some more details on the allegations against Mack as outlined in the criminal complaint (formatting adjusted):
According to that complaint, Mack was Raniere’s direct “slave” and had a sexual relationship with him — but also acted as a “master” to other slaves. She allegedly lured women into the secret society within Nxivm known as “The Vow” by claiming it was a “women’s mentorship group” then cajoling them into providing “collateral” like embarrassing photos and statements, federal prosecutors allege. She ordered the slaves to have sex with Raniere and to pose naked for photos — “including on one occasion close-up pictures of their vaginas,” the feds charge.
Mack is not the only “Smallville” actress that has been connected to the cult. Her former co-star Kristin Kreuk (who played a young Lana Lang) was also once affiliated, but left before the formation of the sadistic DOS sorority. After reports citing Kreuk’s connections to the cult, she responded with a statement denouncing the cult and denying any involvement in its “inner circle”:
When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM “intensive,” what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program. I left about five years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved. The accusations that I was in the “inner circle” or recruited women as “sex slaves” are blatantly false. During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS. Thank you to all of the brave women who have come forward to share their stories and expose DOS; I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for you. I am deeply disturbed and embarrassed to have been associated with NXIVM. I hope that the investigation leads to justice for all of those affected.