New York : TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the scandal-ridden, cult-like group NXIVM, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday on charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group's spiritual leader. Mack - best known for her role as a young Superman's close friend on the series "Smallville" - had ly pleaded guilty to the charges and was expected to seek credit for cooperating against NXIVM leader Keith Raniere and taking responsibility for helping him create a secret society of brainwashed women who were branded with his initials.
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Devoting herself to the self-improvement guru "was the biggest mistake and greatest regret of my life," she had written in a letter filed with the court last week. She reiterated her apologies to the victims in court on Wednesday: "From the deepest part of my heart and soul, I am sorry.
Prosecutors had agreed that any prison term should be below the guidelines range because of her cooperation. But that need not, and should not, be the end of the story for Allison Mack," her lawyers wrote in court papers. Mack, 38, was once part of the inner circle of Raniere, whose group attracted millionaires and actors among its adherents.
Prosecutors said she became a "master" for "slaves" she ordered "to perform labour, take nude photographs, and in some cases, to engage in sex acts with Raniere".
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As authorities closed in on Raniere, he fled to Mexico with Mack and others to try to reconstitute the group there. He was arrested and sent to the United States in March ; Mack was arrested a few days later.
Mack provided information to prosecutors about how Raniere, now 60, encouraged "the use of demeaning and derogatory language, including racial slurs, to humiliate slaves,'" the government papers said. More importantly, she provided a recording of a conversation she had with Raniere about the branding, they added.
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The branding should involve "a vulnerable position type of a thing" with "hands probably above the head being held, almost like being tied down, like sacrificial, whatever," Raniere told her. The women, he added, "should say, 'Please brand me.
It would be an honour. Raniere was sentenced last year to years in prison for his conviction on sex-trafficking charges.
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A year-old heir to the Seagram's fortune, Clare Bronfman, was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison in September for her role as Raniere's unwavering benefactor. To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please. By PTI. Photo by AFP. At her sentencing in Brooklyn federal court, Mack renounced Raniere.
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