Allison Mack, a Smallville alum, has apologized and asked for no jail time before she is sentenced over her involvement with the NXIVM sexual cult.
Mack, a former actress of 38 years, made her comments in a written statement sent to a New York judge prior to her hearing on Wednesday June 30. Mack pleaded guilty in 2019 to racketeering, conspiracy and other charges related to her role in NXIVM. She cried and stated that she was sorry for the harm she had done by her “misguided adhesion” to Keith Raniere’s teachings. Raniere was sentenced to 120 years imprisonment last October for sex trafficking.
Mack wrote to the judge: “It’s now of paramount importance that I say, from my heart, that I am so sorry,” Mack said in her letter. It was part of a sentencing memo filed on Friday, June 25, and obtained by E! News Saturday, June 26. “I put everything I had into Keith Raniere’s teachings. His mentorship led me to a better and more educated version of myself. He was the one I trusted with my loyalty, my resources and my entire life. This was my greatest regret and mistake in life.
Raniere and Mack were both arrested in 2018. She has been under house arrest ever since. Prosecutors charged Raniere with running NXIVM’s secret society, DOS. The group saw its female members branded with his initials and put on starvation diets. He then forced them to have sex. Federal prosecutors had asked for a reduction in Mack’s sentence earlier this week. They cited Raniere’s cooperation as a reason for Raniere being convicted. They claimed she gave them an audio tape in which Raniere and Mack had a conversation about branding his “slaves.” Variety reported.
Mack was accused in recruiting DOS members, telling them that they were joining a women-only empowerment organization. Mack pleaded guilty to blackmailing two women to perform services in NXIVM. She threatened to release harmful information.
Mack wrote that she was sorry for the people Mack had brought into Nxivm. Mack wrote, “I’m sorry that I exposed you to the evil and emotional abusive schemes of a man.” I regret that I allowed you to take part in something so horrible.
Mack included character reference letters from her mother, brother, and sister in her filing. She wrote that her daughter’s family and friends were willing to help her through her rehabilitation process.
Last week, Mack’s crimes could have resulted in between 14 and 17 years imprisonment. Variety reported that Mack was asked by prosecutors to be lenient on her sentencing. In her sentencing memo, she states that she “respectfully requests the Court to allow her to continue down the path of growth and transformation by imposaing an indefinite sentence without incarceration and which would permit to continue her academic studies.”
Mack has been trying to rebuild her life since her arrest. According to the outlet, Mack worked in a catering company and obtained an associate’s from an unnamed college. She is now enrolled at UC Berkeley for a bachelor’s program.
Mack is currently undergoing a major life change while she waits for sentencing. Mack filed for divorce in February from Nicki Clyne, her husband of four years.