"Smallville" Actress Allison Mack Arrested in Sex Trafficking Case

21 April, 2018, 14:07 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Super Troopers 2

Allison Mack, an American actress known for her role in the TV show Smallville, has been arrested on charges of aiding a sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.

Allison Mack was accused in an indictment unsealed by the federal court in Brooklyn.

Mack's bail hearing is set for Monday, and prosecutors believe her to be a flight risk with ties to Mexico.

Smallville gave Mack her big break during its run from 2001 to 2011, playing journalist Chloe Sullivan.

The Smallville actress, along with NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere, also known as "Vanguard", was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of NY.

Authorities also said Raniere created a secret society within Nxivm in 2015 called "DOS", which "operated with levels of women "slaves" headed by 'masters'".


He had been was arraigned to identical expenses as Mack and was denied bail as he awaits his next court appearance.

"Mack and other ... masters recruited ... slaves by telling them that they were joining a women-only organisation that would empower them and eradicate purported weaknesses the NVIVM curriculum taught were common in women". Raniere was arrested on March 25 at a villa near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy.

Kruek said she left the group before the alleged sex slave club began, and she denounced the group on Twitter late last month.

Mack, 35, is alleged by prosecutors to have recruited slaves for pay, forcing the women to have sex with Raniere, and using explicit photos and damaging information to ensure their compliance. The government alleges that Mack forced those slaves to have sex with Raniere in exchange for what were described as "financial and other benefits".

According to documents made public, Allison Mack directed the women to have sex with Raniere and required them to remain celibate, not masturbate, and to grow out their pubic hair to please Raniere.

Assistant US Attorney Moira Kim Penza said in court that that "under the guise of female empowerment" Mack "starved women until they fit her co-defendant's sexual ideal". "And she's done harm to many people". Another actress, Sarah Edmondson, has previously spoken out about the abuses she suffered within DOS and corroborated Kreuk's statement. Attorneys for Mack said she rents an apartment in Brooklyn with her wife, a self-employed writer.

Recommended:

  • Canada natural disaster  felt in SE Michigan

    Canada natural disaster felt in SE Michigan

    According to its website, the USGS received thousands of responses from people in the region who said they felt the tremor. The United States Geological Survey says there was a magnitude 3.6 quake with an epicenter near Amherstburg, Ontario .
    Southwest Flight 1380 became a midair scene of chaos and terror

    Southwest Flight 1380 became a midair scene of chaos and terror

    The GE-Safran partnership that built the engine said it was sending about 40 technicians to help with Southwest's inspections. CFM's risk assessment. did not take credit for the number of fan blades already inspected in the fleet and the findings rate.
    Lessons from a huge three-point Game 2 victory

    Lessons from a huge three-point Game 2 victory

    James' 24 points in Cleveland's 98-80 Game 1 loss were almost as many as the total of the other four starters combined (25). James then made three free throws over the final 22 seconds as the Cavs avoided falling behind 2-0 on the series.
  • Jaguars to host Eagles in London in Week 8

    Jaguars to host Eagles in London in Week 8

    ET at the new Tottenham Stadium in London, while the Chargers-Titans game will be at Wembley Stadium on October 21st. The reigning Super Bowl champs will play Atlanta on a Thursday, marking the first game of the season.
    That Dez Bryant-Giants love is not mutual

    That Dez Bryant-Giants love is not mutual

    At this point, there would be no harm in signing Marshall while drafting one of the top wideouts in the class. The Giants already had an aging receiver who struggled to get separation and catch the ball consistently.
    EA Could Join The Battle Royale Party, Reports Say

    EA Could Join The Battle Royale Party, Reports Say

    A modern-day Battlefield title with a battle royale mode might suffer somewhat from the presence of advanced weaponry. In hindsight, this is all just speculation until DICE officially confirms a battle royale mode for Battlefield V.
  • Dickinson Herberger's on bankruptcy list of stores set to close

    Dickinson Herberger's on bankruptcy list of stores set to close

    In small cities across Minnesota, Herberger's stores anchor downtown business districts and draw rural shoppers from miles around. However, the company said some stores will be open longer and some shorter, as dictated by the sales and inventory levels.
    NASA and SpaceX launch planet-hunting TESS satellite

    NASA and SpaceX launch planet-hunting TESS satellite

    The satellite is said to be a discovery machine through which a large number of exoplanets are expected to be discovered. These are periodic dips in starlight that occur when a planet's orbit takes it in front of its host star.
    Starbucks to close all stores nationwide for racial-bias education

    Starbucks to close all stores nationwide for racial-bias education

    This move will have Starbucks putting 175,000 employees in the US under the new racial bias training . The manager who called the police is no longer working at the Starbucks store in Philadelphia .
  • Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as Cuba's new President

    Miguel Diaz-Canel elected as Cuba's new President

    The Candidacy Commission also nominated another six vice presidents of the Council of State, Cuba's highest government body. The party selected six vice presidents, only one of whom, Ramiro Valdes Menendez, 85, fought in the revolution.
    The IRS is Giving a One-Day Extension on Taxes & that's TODAY!

    The IRS is Giving a One-Day Extension on Taxes & that's TODAY!

    Apparently the problem was related to the "transmission" of tax returns from software providers like H&R Block and Turbo Tax. The agency said that past year , about five million taxpayers filed their returns on the last day of the filing season.
    Bruno Sammartino Dead At 82

    Bruno Sammartino Dead At 82

    According to Cageside Seats , Bruno Sammartino is survived by his wife, Carol, and their three sons and four grandchildren. Once Sammartino switched from power lifting to professional wrestling , he became the biggest star in history.


Popular

Thunder Make Sweet Music Against Jazz in Game 1
Thabo Sefolosha, who injured his right knee MCL in mid-January, is the only significant Jazz player missing in the postseason. If Mitchell can play at the same level he has all season, the Jazz have a great chance of pulling the upset in this series.

Kanye West just announced two new albums
While this is the first time West has addressed his new music, there's already loads of hype surrounding the rumored album. Music's commander-in-chief, Pusha and Teyana will drop their solo albums on May 25 and June 22, respectively.

'Supermarket Sweep' Star Dale Winton Has Sadly Died at Age 62
More recently, he filmed a four-part travel documentary for Channel 5 entitled " Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive ". Former Loose Women stars Sherrie Hewson and Jane McDonald also took to social media following the news.

OKC Thunder Face Injury Concerns Entering Game Two
Thunder: George played through a bruised right hip. "It was a huge turnaround", George said after Game 2, via ESPN's Royce Young . A double-digit lead heading into the fourth quarter in front of a wonderful crowd would have been tough for Utah to overcome.

Oil soars to 3-year high, as U.S. crude stockpiles drop
USA gasoline demand surged to a record high of 9.9 MMbbl a day before the summer driving season when consumption typically peaks. The deal, which runs through the end of this year, has almost shrunk global oil stockpiles to their five-year average.

Excavator Blamed For Island-wide Blackout In Puerto Rico
Power was restored to more than 1.1 million Puerto Ricans after an island-wide blackout plagued the US territory Wednesday. Puerto Rico's legislators are now debating whether to privatize the island's power authority, which is $14 in debt.

Carroll's late equalizer earns West Ham a draw
As the relegation battle in the Premier League heats up, here are four winners and three losers. Andy Carroll equalised for the Hammers at the death but for Hart, the damage had been done.

'Homeland' will end with season 8, says Claire Danes
She and husband Hugh Dancy have a 5-year-old son, Cyrus . "We've been wanting another kid for a while, and it happened". She said they lived in the friend zone for quite a while before they got romantically involved with one another.

President Trump And Japanese Prime Minister Abe's Press Conference
Prime Minister Abe hoped to reverse his decision to impose new steel and aluminum tariffs on Japan. Trump pulled out of talks just three days into his presidency.

Apple News could become your next monthly subscription
Apple had previously let users purchase and organize their individual subscriptions in an app called Newsstand. Job reductions at Texture aren't necessarily a sign that the news subscription effort is off to a slow start.