Alleged cult leader Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico last week for federal charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. Smallville actress Allison Mack is also facing imminent arrest for her involvement in the NXIVM cult's slave group, which she is reported to be a high-ranking member of. Mack is accused of recruiting women who were then branded, blackmailed, starved, and later transformed into personal slaves. The Vancouver-based operation preyed on up and coming actresses and since 2006, the organization has allegedly brought in Vancouver-born actresses including Hawaii Five-O star Grace Park, Smallville star Kristin Kreuk, and Battlestar Galactica star Nicki Clyne.
Before the FBI crashed the NXIVM cult, Allison Mack quickly moved up the ranks to replace Pamela Cafritz as the lead source of recruiting women. Cafritz passed away in 2016 from renal cancer. The Smallville actress and Keith Raniere became close quickly and the logo of the sex cult is reportedly their two initials combined. Mack reportedly helped create the D.O.S. or, Dominus Obsequious Sororium, which is a woman's group where hot iron branding takes place. Additionally, Allison Mack helped with the collection of blackmail worthy material that was used to prevent women from leaving the cult.
Grace Park and Kristin Kreuk have since cut ties with NXIVM, but former members reveal that their past roles within the sex cult were very significant, which means that they could also be facing arrest as well. Battlestar Galactica's Nicki Clyne reportedly still remains faithful to the cult, even after the arrest of Keith Raniere and the impending arrest of Allison Mack. However, it isn't clear just how far up in the ranks she's currently in.
Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk is said to have first joined in 2006 and was seen as a major asset to NXIVM, which she thought was a self-help organization at the time. Kreuk's name, along with Allison Mack's name were used to recruit new women in every spiel, which was enticing to possible new additions to the sex cult. Kreuk left the group 5 years ago and maintains that she has kept minimal contact with anyone from those days. She had this to say in a statement.
"When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Program/NXIVM intensive, what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program... The accusations that I was in the inner circle or recruited women as sex slaves are blatantly false. During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity."
Former members of NXIVM dispute Kristin Kreuk's statement and say that she was more than just a student. They claim that she was a full-fledged coach and recruited on her own as well. It's believed that Kreuk recruited fellow Smallville star Allison Mack who stayed on as a loyal member of the sex cult. Keith Raniere has also been accused of having sexual relations with minors who stayed within the program for years, even after being branded and threatened with blackmail items. This is a developing story and more news is expected to drop soon. You can read more about the NXIVM sex cult and the involvement of Hawaii Five-O star Grace Park, Smallville's Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack, and Battlestar Galactica's Nicki Clyne at Vice.