Today must be White Actresses Pleading Guilty To Shit Day, because Allison Mack, who went from Chloe in Smallville to second-in-command of a torturous sex cult, has pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges including forced labor. No word if Allison struck a peal deal and that deal includes her getting branded with the word GUILTY, kind of like how the members of the sex cult she helped run were branded.
This time last year, 36-year-old Allison pleaded “not guilty“ to sex trafficking and forced labor. But what a difference a year (and the very real possibility of spending a zillion years in prison) makes, because The New York Times says that Allison brought on the raw emotions and cried in a Brooklyn federal courtroom today as she admitted her part in the NXIVM sex cult.
DOS was a sex slave cult within NXIVM, and it was led by NXIVM’s leader Keith Raniere. Allison lured women into DOS (including Catherine Oxenberg’s daughter!!!) and helped groom them for Keith by starving them and threatening them with some fucked-up shit if they didn’t do everything they were told. Keith also branded his victims with his initials as Allison held the women down. Allison gave the performance of her life as she cried out a stream of sowwies to the judge today.
“I’m here to plead guilty before your honor. I must take full responsibility for my conduct. I am very sorry for my role in this case. I am very sorry to my family and to the good people I hurt through my misguided adherence to Keith Raniere’s teachings.”
Allison faces up to 20 years in the clink for every charge she pled guilty to. But she probably cut a plea deal to keep her time in the chokey down. Nancy Salzman, the co-founder of NXIVM, and her daughter Lauren Salzman have also pled guilty. Keith Raniere’s trial will start on April 29.
The good news for Allison is that it looks like she slightly came out of the brainwashed fog she was in and might possibly turn against Keith Raniere to save herself. Brand me with the word SHOCKED because I thought Allison was a ride-or-die who was going to down with the Dollar Tree David Miscavige. But it’s weird how things play out. Imagine if Allison never got into NXIVM. She may have continued to act and became Hallmark’s IT actress, and later married a multi-millionaire surfwear designer, had a couple of kids, and then get busted for scamming her kids’ way into college. Weird how things happen.