Allison Mack Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison over NXIVM Sex Cult Involvement
Published Jun 30, 2021Smallville actor and NXIVM cult figure Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in prison for her involvement in recruiting women into sex slavery for the cult's leader, Keith Raniere.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York announced her sentencing this morning, following news of Mack's cooperation in convicting Raniere, who was sentenced to 120 years behind bars back in October.
For her part in Raniere's sentencing, Mack provided a tape, which detailed a discussion between her and Raniere outlining the disturbing NXIVM branding rituals. As detailed in the HBO docuseries The Vow, several women in NXIVM were branded with Raniere's initials as part of the cult's ritualistic sex slave practices.
Previously, Mack faced between 14 to 17 and a half years after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering charges in 2019. Upon cooperating with federal prosecutors in helping to convict Raniere, her lawyers requested a reduced sentence.
During her sentencing, Mack said she was filled with "remorse and guilt" and spoke of her time in NXIVM. "I made choices I will forever regret," she said in court [via the Associated Press].
"Although Mack could have provided even more substantial assistance had she made the decision to cooperate earlier, Mack provided significant, detailed and highly corroborated information which assisted the government in its prosecution," prosecutors said in a memo this month.
Prior to her sentencing, Mack had been living free with her parents since 2019.
As previously reported, The Vow has been renewed for Season 2 on HBO.