NEW YORK — TV actor Allison Mack, who performed a key function within the cultlike group NXIVM, has surrendered to a California jail to serve her sentence in a New York case in opposition to the group’s non secular chief.
Mack, finest recognized for her function as a younger Superman’s shut pal on “Smallville,” was sentenced to 3 years behind bars in June. She had beforehand pleaded responsible to the costs she manipulated girls into turning into intercourse slaves for NXIVM chief Keith Raniere.
A jail web site confirmed Thursday that she had entered a low-security facility in Dublin, California, about 35 miles east of San Francisco.
Mack, 39, dodged an extended jail time period by turning into a authorities cooperator within the federal case. Prosecutors credited her with serving to them mount proof displaying how Raniere created a secret society of brainwashed girls who had been branded along with his initials.
In June, the previous “Smallville” actress issued an apology days earlier than she was scheduled to be sentenced for her function within the NXIVM intercourse cult.
In a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter and Selection, addressed to “those that have been harmed by my actions,” Mack expressed remorse for her actions and mirrored on the “alternative” of her home arrest to “confront the darkest elements of myself and are available to phrases with the ache my actions have inflicted on so many individuals I really like.”
“It’s now of paramount significance to me to say, from the underside of my coronary heart, I’m so sorry,” she wrote on the time. “I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with all the pieces I had. I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was main me to a greater, extra enlightened model of myself. I devoted my loyalty, my assets, and, in the end, my life to him. This was the most important mistake and biggest remorse of my life.”
Raniere was sentenced final October to 120 years in jail for his function in main the prison enterprise that included a cult-like sorority the place girls had been sexually exploited and branded along with his initials. In 2019, Mack signed a plea settlement in Brooklyn federal courtroom, admitting to racketeering crimes in her function as a high-ranking chief in subgroup DOS that would put her behind bars for years.
Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff