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“Victims were then exploited

26 Sep “Victims were then exploited

Allison Mack Of ‘Smallville’ Accused Of Sex Trafficking

Actress Allison Mack was arrested on Friday morning and charged with recruiting women into an empowerment group that functioned as a sex trafficking operation.

Mack, 35, “recruited women to join what was purported to be a canada goose coats female mentorship group,” said uk canada goose Richard canada goose outlet toronto factory P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in a written statement. “Victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ Canada Goose online benefit.”

Prosecutors allege that Mack canada goose uk outlet was involved in the scheme with Keith Raniere, the leader of “NXIVM” (pronounced “Nex ee um”). Promoted as a self help group, the organization offers expensive courses that have in the canada goose clearance past attracted support from high profile people including Richard Branson. Former members describe NXIVM as a “cult.”

In March, Raniere was arrested on sex canada goose factory sale trafficking charges. The canada goose uk shop 57 year old is accused of forming and leading a canada goose coats on sale secret group within NXIVM called “DOS,” an acronym derived from a Latin phrase that loosely translates to “Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions” or “The Vow.”

According to a complaint Canada Goose Coats On Sale against Raniere, naked “slaves” Canada Goose Online were branded with a cauterizing pen in their pelvic region while another slave filmed it. The process could take between twenty and thirty minutes and left women with a mark that bore his initials.

Raniere also allegedly preferred thin women and forced his slaves to have low calorie diets, according to the canada goose store document. If they disobeyed, they were forced to wear fake udders on canada goose black friday sale their chests while others called them derogatory names.

Federal prosecutors in the statement said that “Raniere stood alone at the top of the pyramid” which only consisted of women. But the actress played a big role. cheap canada goose uk “Mack is one of the women in the first level of the pyramid immediately below Raniere.”

Before joining DOS, Canada Goose Parka women canada goose uk black friday were required to uk canada goose outlet give collateral, such as nude photos or Canada Goose Outlet sensitive information on buy canada goose jacket cheap family members, which would later be used to prevent them from telling anyone about canadian goose jacket the group or leaving it.

On an archived version of Mack’s canada goose website, her bio states that her “unconventional” acting approach buy canada goose jacket started when she met cheap Canada Goose Raniere, who mentored her over several years. “As such, she has developed a deep connection to the nature of humanity as it relates to acting as an art form, and a tool for personal evolution.”

Mack, 35, is best known for her happy go lucky character, Chloe, in Smallville, a television series that followed Clark Kent in the days before he became Superman. Another Smallville actress, Kristin Canada Goose sale Kreuk, was accused of recruiting women by NXIVM’s former publicist. She denied being part of its inner Canada Goose Jackets circle on Twitter:

Describing canada goose clearance sale the actress as “gaunt, disheveled,” The New York Post reported that Mack pleaded not guilty to the charges in Brooklyn’s federal court. The judge opted not to release Mack, but said her lawyers could file a new petition on Monday.