Remember Chloe Sullivan from Smallville?
She has been fingered as a recruiter for MXIVM sex cult, luring actresses into a secret cult to become sex slaves for cult leader, Keith Raniere.
Raniere was arrested near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and has been charged for sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy .
Allison Mack has also been arrested and put in an electronically controlled house arrest.
She has been accused for recruiting actresses into the sex cult. She is said to have sent an invitation to Emma Watson.
Actress Samia Shoaib went on Megyn Kelly TODAY to share her experience of being wooed by Allison Mack into NXIVM. Shoaib’s story comes in the wake of Mack’s indictment, alongside alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere, on charges of sex trafficking conspiracy, sex trafficking, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. Mack was released on a $5 million bond on Tuesday to electronically monitored house arrest.
The news that an ex-Smallville actress is being charged as a sex cult second-in-command has shed new light on old tweets, in which Mack appears to be appealing to actresses and influencers on behalf of her unique cause. Mack targeted high-profile women like Emma Watson—she @’d the A-lister multiple times, at one point writing, “I’m a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an amazing women’s movement I think you’d dig. I’d love to chat if you’re open.”
Samia Shoaib told Page Six on Saturday that Mack targeted her after the two met at a 2013 NBC audition. Shoaib, who appeared in The Sixth Sense and Sex and the City, described Mack as “fragile and gaunt,” but admitted, “I wish I could tell you alarm bells went off, but they really didn’t. She was a very sweet girl.”
Shoaib went into more detail on Thursday, describing Mack’s attempts to recruit her to JNess, the NXIVM women’s group that Mack raved about on her personal website and in video testimonials. Shoaib told Megyn Kelly that, within days of meeting Mack, the Smallville actress had sent her “dozens of emails” and talked up her women’s movement. Mack also put Shoaib on an email list through which she received various invitations, including one to a 2015 gathering that billed Mack as a speaker and “leader of JNess.”
In retrospect, Shoaib is entirely convinced that Mack’s rapid-fire befriending was a recruitment tactic. “We got close very quickly, and looking back it was a very contrived effort, but at the time she seemed so sincere,” the actress told Kelly. While Mack didn’t go into detail about NXIVM to her new friend, she told Shoaib at the time that “she lived upstate in a communal situation.” Until recently, Rainiere and his followers reportedly lived in a “compound” north of Albany.
Mack was arrested Friday and released Wednesday on a $5 million bail as she faces charges of sex trafficking. The actress stands accused of recruiting for Keith Raniere’s NXIVM, which allegedly branded women as “slaves” and forced them into sex with the society’s 57-year-old leader.
Shoaib says she met Mack in 2013 at a pilot audition in New York and was at first excited by their instant connection.
“I was in a fairly vulnerable time, I’d had a traumatic experience and I was drinking too much, and I was looking for help with that,” she told Kelly. “She said, ‘Ah, I have an alternative’ (to AA).”