The New York court this evening (Wednesday) sentenced actress Alison Mack, the star of the “Smallville” series, to three years in prison for seducing women into joining the violent sex group Nexium. Prior to sentencing, Mack expressed grief and remorse for her actions.
Judge Nicholas Graffis of the Federal Court in Brooklyn ruled that Mack, 38, would seek a three-year sentence and pay a $ 20,000 fine after pleading guilty two years ago to extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion as part of a plea deal. The prosecution sought a light sentence of 14 years in prison for Mack’s cooperation during the investigation.
Mack who played the character of Chloe Sullivan, the young girlfriend of the young Superman in the series “Smallville”, was arrested in April 2018 on suspicion of membership in the violent sex cult Nexium. She admitted that she helped the cult leader, Keith Renier, blackmail women into providing “work and services” for Renier and other cult officials, when according to the lawsuit, the goal was to make the women sex slaves of the cult leader and Renier’s name was burned on their bodies. Renier himself was sentenced last October to life in prison.
Last week, ahead of the verdict, Mack, who was under house arrest with her parents in California, sent a letter of apology to the victims. “I experienced immense shame while working to accept and understand what happened and everything I chose,” she wrote. “I have dedicated to him (Renier) my loyalty, my resources and also my life. This is the biggest mistake and the greatest regret of my life. I am sorry I brought you to Nexium. I apologize for exposing you to the evil and emotionally abusive plans of a perverted person.”