ALLISON Mack called her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult the “biggest mistake and regret of her life” as she begged the judge for “no jail time.”
The 38-year-old Smallville actress wrote a lengthy letter to the court claiming to be remorseful ahead of a hearing next Wednesday where she will be sentenced for her criminal activity.
Allison Mack called her involvement in the NXIVM sex cult the ‘biggest mistake of her life’Credit: Getty
She also called it her life’s ‘biggest regret’ days before she is sentencedCredit: EPA
In the document, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Allison apologized to anyone who had been “harmed” by her actions.
She said: “It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry.
“I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had,” she said of the 60-year-old felon who started the infamous sex cult.
The former TV star continued: “I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better, more enlightened version of myself.
“I devoted my loyalty, my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life.”
The Smallville actress’ downfall began in 2018 when her previous victims began to speak outCredit: Getty – Contributor
The disgraced Hollywood star begged the judge for ‘no jail time’Credit: Splash News
The actress starred on the CW hit Smallville
Allison referenced “those harmed by the collateral damage of my destructive choices,” in which she wrote that she is dedicated to spending the rest of her life working to make amends and become a “more compassionate woman.”
In a memo from the actress’ attorney, she pleaded with the judge for no jail time as she feels she has “committed grievous wrongs and that she has earned her punishment.”
The letter also stated, that Allison has “publicly denounced Raniere (and her own prior association with Raniere) in the strongest possible terms.”
Her legal team continued: “That is made clear by Ms. Mack’s plea allocution, her decision to cooperate completely and fully with the government, and is further underscored in her letter to this Court as well as her efforts to demonstrate her remorse to the public generally.
“And more specifically to those she harmed. There is thus no need to impose an additional sentence of incarceration on Ms. Mack to achieve specific deterrence.”
Allison apologized to everyone she had harm for her involvement in the sex cultCredit: Getty
Keith Raniere received 120 years in prison for beginning and leading the sex cultCredit: Eastern District of NY
Victims of the cult were allegedly forced to be brandedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Allison pled guilty to one count of racketeering and one count of racketeering conspiracy in April 2019.
She faces up to 40 years in prison on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.
Keith advertised the cult as a ‘self-help’ organization
Keith is represented here wearing a mask in a courtroom sketchCredit: Reuters
Keith watched on as victims told their accounts as part of his sex cultCredit: Reuters
They revealed they had been forced to hand over explicit naked pictures, had been beaten with paddles, made to starve themselves and were unwittingly branded with Keith’s initials on their private areas.
Other women claimed they had been made to seduce and/or have sex with Keith.
A 31-year-old woman testified in court as to how she was blindfolded and tied down to a table while Keith watched another woman perform a sex act on her.
One woman claimed she was ‘tied down’ and ‘forced’ to have sex with another womanCredit: Reuters
The cult founder – who followers called “Vanguard” – was also found guilty of acts of extortion, identity theft and the production, and possession of child pornography.
He was arrested in Mexico in March 2018 and brought back to the US where he was arraigned in Texas and later tried in New York in 2019.
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