Smallville actor Allison Mack arrested in connection with sex cult

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Mack and other DOS masters allegedly recruited DOS slaves by telling them they were joining an empowering women-only organization that would help them overcome their weaknesses. The indictment, which is dated Thursday, says, for example, that Mack and Raniere, who also went by the name "Vanguard", allegedly conspired to coerce a woman into doing labor for them by making her believe that if she didn't, the victim would suffer "serious harm".

Frank Parlato of Art Voice was the first to break the news of Mack's arrest, which he said back in March was in the works after Raniere's extradition from Mexico back to the United States. Established in 2016, DOS operated under a Master/Slave dynamic in which women were recruited as slaves and forced to perform "acts of care" for their Masters. She allegedly required her slaves to engage in sexual activity with Raniere in exchange for money or other benefits. This collateral often took the form of damning documents, sexually explicit photos, and even credit card numbers.

She's listed on Raniere's criminal complaint as "Co-Conspirator 1" according to the Albany Times Union.

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They were expected to have sex with their "master" and do any and all menial chores they were ordered to.

Raniere has called NXIVM a self-help group, but investigators allege it was a multi-level marketing scheme used as a ruse to enslave and traffic women for sex. The women allegedly hid that Raniere, the only man in the organization, was at the top of the pyramid.

Several former DOS members were forced to participate in branding ceremonies, where a brand containing Raniere's initials (as well as Mack's reportedly), were seared into their skin. Clyne has not commented publicly on her involvement, while Kreuk did confirm her affiliation with Nxivm in the past, though she emphasized that she had "minimal contact" with the group after she left it five years ago.

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The U.S. Attorney's office has stressed that the charges are, so far, merely allegations and that a Grand Jury will decide on Mack and Raniere's guilt or innocence.

Both Raniere and Mack face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.

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