'Smallville' actress Mack in court in sex trafficking case

Sergio Cunningham
May 6, 2018

Actress Allison Mack, center, leaves after a hearing at Brooklyn Federal Court in NY. The criminal complaint also notes members had to provide collateral to Mack and Raniere which included nude photos, personal information about friends and families, as well as even rights to certain assets they held. His lawyer Marc Agnifilo said the group was "something that people joined, women joined of their own volition, for their own reasons, and as part of what they felt they wanted to sort of accomplish in life".

According to The Daily Mail, Mack spoke very little during Friday's court proceedings and avoided eye contact with Raniere, while he reportedly tried several times to catch her eye. Mack herself was arrested and charged in April and was released on a $5 million bond, under the conditions that she remains under house arrest and refrains from speaking with or seeing anyone involved in the group.

Allison was arrested last month, facing charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor in relation to the alleged sex slave cult Nxivm.

"We anticipate there will be additional charges against additional defendants", Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Kim Penza told Brooklyn federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis Friday, who has been assigned to oversee the case. Prosecutors will fight any bail bid for a man they say is risky, has foreign ties and access to oodles of cash.

"Many DOS slaves were branded on their pelvic areas using a cauterizing pen with a symbol which, unbeknownst to them, incorporated Raniere's initials", prosecutors said.

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Keith pleaded not guilty and a court date was set for October 1st. "I think that when the allegations are actually meant to be proven in court they will not be proven in court", he said.

Mack allegedly "required her slaves... to engage in sexual activity with Raniere".

Natalie said the cultists also put viruses in her computer to melt down her health supplements businesses.

"Nancy Salzman has to be arrested", Natalie said.

Outside court, he told reporters that Raniere would beat the case because "the truth is on our side". "But a group of women decide the brand themselves and then all of a sudden we assume that they're victims". A follow-up status conference has been set for June 12 at 11 a.m. Mack's lawyers are petitioning the court to allow the actress not to be present for future status conferences.

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