USA – The 36-year-old actress, who was one of the main characters in the "Smallville" series, is believed to have played an active role in recruiting members of a cult and keeping them under control. influence. It's forty years in prison.
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The American actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty to extortion before a federal judge in Brooklyn for blackmailing two women victims of a cult she is accused of being one of the main culprits. The sentence only covers two of the seven titles for which she was accused. He escapes the sect's trial which opens on April 29, but remains punishable by forty years in prison, twenty years for the head of the criminal conspiracy and twenty others for extortion. September 11 will be sad.
The main accused of the case is the alleged guru Keith Raniere (58), who would be made up of three organizations, including the two main calls Nxivm (pronounced Nexium) and "DOS", a circle of several dozen women under the ;influence . "I thought Keith Raniere wanted to help people," said Allison Mack on Monday. "I was wrong, now I know that I and others have committed criminal actions."
Sex slaves who had to be "branded"
All these women had committed themselves to having sex with Keith Raniere. Before being accepted as "slaves", women had to provide various elements of compromise for them (photos, letters, documents) that the organization reserved the right to make public if they tried to leave it. They also had to undergo a "marking" consisting of drawing letters on the skin, often Raniere's initials, using a cauterizing pen that burned the flesh. The victim was held by other women and each session was filmed.
According to the accusation, it is believed that Allison Mack played an active role in recruiting members and keeping them under influence. She is accused of creating with the alleged guru one of these programs, intended to recruit women. According to the New York prosecutor, it was at the first level of the pyramid, just below Raniere. In addition to Raniere and Mack, one of the key figures on the record is Clare Bronfman, heir to the Canadian empire Seagram Spirits. Assumed to be one of the leaders of the organization, Clare Bronfman allegedly brought her sister Sara over $ 100 million in family fortune to the sect.