Actress Allison Mack formerly of the show ‘Smallville’ has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. The charges stem from Mack’s membership in a group many call a cult ‘NXIUM’. Jury selection was to begin this week, Mack’s guilty plea avoided a trial. Mack was a recruiter for the group’s leader Keith Ranierer. The charges are that Mack recruited woman to serve as sex slaves for Ranierer and other members of the group. Mack was arrested on April 22, 2018, she plead not guilty and released on bail, with the condition that she lived with her parents in Southern California.
Mack played Clark Kent’s friend Chloe on ‘Smallville’ from 2001 to 2011. According to sources, Mack became disenchanted with her career in Hollywood. She then sought out self help groups, which ‘NXIUM’ presented themselves as. According to former members of the group, Mack rose the ranks of the group quickly and was soon making recruitment videos for the group. Shortly after that Ranierer singled her out to personally recruit women to serve as his ‘sex slaves.’ Mack appeared in a Brooklyn, NY court late Monday, and tearfully told the judge, ‘she was sorry for the women she harmed.’
She continued, “I believed Keith Ranierer when he said he was trying to help people, I was wrong.” Mack said she’s had a lot of time to reflect on her actions, and she said, “I know I can and will be a better person.” Her guilty plea saved her from having to face Ranierer in a trial, he along with Seagram Liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, and Kathy Russel have plead not guilty and denied doing ‘anything illegal or unethical.’ Jury selection started today in Ranierer’s federal trial, Mack will remain free on bond, she will be sentenced on September 11th, for two counts of racketeering. The charges carries a penalty of 20 years per charge. It’s expected that she will be sentenced to some time behind bars.