As her sentencing on June 30 looms closer, former Smallville star and NXIVM slave master Allison Mack is speaking out about her involvement in the notorious sex cult.
Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering back in April 2019 and has been awaiting sentencing since. In a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Mack has apologised to NXIVM victims and called her actions the biggest “regret” of her life.
It’s not the first time Allison Mack has apologised, having done so tearfully in court also, but it’s certainly clever timing to reiterate those regrets ahead of her sentencing. Per The Hollywood Reporter, her letter, written to “those who have been harmed by my actions”, read:
It is now of paramount importance for me to say, from the bottom of my heart, I am so sorry. I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had. I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better, more enlightened version of myself. I devoted my loyalty, my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life.
Raniere, the founder of NXIVM, was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October 2020 after being convicted on charges of racketeering, sex trafficking, child pornography possession and other crimes.
Mack continued in her letter:
I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM. I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man. I am sorry that I encouraged you to use your resources to participate in something that was ultimately so ugly. I do not take lightly the responsibility I have in the lives of those I love and I feel a heavy weight of guilt for having misused your trust, leading you down a negative path.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the letter accompanied a memo from her attorneys asking US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis for no jail time, pointing out that Allison Mack knows she has “committed grievous wrongs and that she has earned her punishment.”
The letter and memo come after last week’s reports that US federal prosecutors also asked Judge Garaufis for leniency on the basis that Allison Mack had assisted them with information that helped convict Raniere.
This included audio of him discussing the cult’s deeply fucked “branding rituals” which saw members cauterized in their genital areas with a symbol comprised of Allison Mack and Keith Raniere’s initials.
Allison Mack is due to be sentenced on June 30.