You may remember Allison Mack from the early noughties Superman series Smallville. She played Clark Kent’s smart and quirky best friend, Chloe Sullivan.
More recently though, Mack played a prominent role in the cult NXIVM (pronounced “nexium”), and it was her role in this organisation which ultimately saw her arrested on Friday afternoon.
“As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,” United States Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said in a statement.
“The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labour, to the defendants’ benefit.”