Smallville actress accused of sex trafficking out on US$5 million bail


Mack has pleaded not guilty.

Reaching out to 28-year-old Watson back in January 2016, Allison tweeted at the Harry Potter star, "I'm a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an wonderful women's movement I think you'd dig".

Mack's incarceration comes weeks after the arrest of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, who remains in federal custody with a bail hearing set for next week.

Allison Mack, Emma Watson and Kelly Clarkson.

After posting bond, Mack was granted release while awaiting trial on the condition that she wear a Global Positioning System ankle bracelet and not communicate with any members of the cult which reportedly include Battlestar Galactica actress, Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman, Mack's wife Nicki Clyne, and Catherine Oxenberg from the TV show Dynasty. "I'd love to chat if you're open", she said.

Mack was released with an ankle bracelet so she can be monitored.

"I'm a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an unbelievable women's movement I think you'd dig", Mack wrote. As a fellow actress I can relate so well to your vision and what you want to see in the world. Proceedings will continue on May 3, according to Page Six. I'm a fan of yours as well!

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Mack was a series regular on The CW network's "Smallville", which ran from 2001 to 2015. In Mexico, she was reportedly involved in a high speed vehicle chase with Mexican Federal Police after they arrested alleged NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere and charged him with sex trafficking among other charges.

Mack is accused of recruiting women into the organization, and of "directly or implicitly" requiring these women to have sex with NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, according to USA attorney Richard P. Donoghue. "I'd love to chat sometime", read a 2013 tweet from Mack.

Allison Mack leaves Federal Court on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of NY.

Mack's mom Melinda secured the $5 million bond using Mack's house in upstate Clifton Park, the family's Los Alamitos home and a retirement account, authorities said.

After Raniere's arrest last month, Clare Bronfman, a billionaire philanthropist and board member of Executive Success Programs, a company under Nxivm, said there had been "many defamatory accusations made and I have taken them seriously".

If convicted of the charges, Mack and Raniere each face a minimum of 15 years and up to life in prison.

"The victims were then exploited", added U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue, "both sexually and for their labour, to the defendants' benefit".