- Title: Actress Allison Mack sentenced to 3 years prison for role in NXIVM cult
- Date: 30th June 2021
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - APRIL 24, 2018) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MACK WALKING OUT OF COURT VARIOUS OF MACK SURROUNDED BY JOURNALISTS
- Embargoed: 14th July 2021 19:16
- Keywords: Allison Mack Keith Raniere NXIVM Smallville cult sex trafficking
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA004EJLGPXJ
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- Story Text: "Smallville" actress Allison Mack was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday (June 30) for her role in NXIVM, a New York-based cult whose leader was sentenced to 120 years in prison for sex trafficking and other crimes.
Before being sentenced, Mack tearfully apologized to her victims and her family, calling her actions "abusive, abhorrent and illegal."
Former members testified at NXIVM leader Keith Raniere's trial that he established a secret sorority within the group in which women were kept on starvation diets, branded with Raniere's initials, and in some cases ordered to have sex with him.
Leaders of the group, including Mack, were said to use nude photos and other compromising materials to coerce members into complying. In her guilty plea, Mack admitted that she coerced two unnamed women into doing work for the group by threatening to release damaging information about them.
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