When Smallville became one of the most popular series of its time, no one could imagine what would happen to one of its protagonists. Allison mack Chloe Sullivan gave life for 10 long years and from her first appearance she became one of the favorites of the public. In fact, at the time it was considered that he had a long way to go, and a long and promising career in his future. However, the actress practically disappeared from the media and was forgotten until one day it became known that she had escaped to Mexico as part of a cult founded by Keith Raniere.
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Like many other cults, NXIVM it was shown to the public as a self-help group in which the relationship between the members was essential to improve self-esteem and confidence. Behind this facade was a whole system of sexual abuse and exploitation that crossed borders, involved many millionaire names and involved physical torture and forced labor. Shortly after the raid where Raniere was captured, Allison mack She was arrested and the world was shocked when it was revealed that she was not only part of the group, but was the leader’s right hand man.
Since 2018, when the first arrest happened, much has been said about the actress’s trial and her possible conviction. Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison, but those women who helped him saw their sentence reduced thanks to deals with the law to ensure the downfall of the founder. Thanks to the fact that Mack made an alliance with the police where she revealed names, confidential information and everything that she did and proposed herself, including the horrible idea of marking the “slaves” of the cult, the actress ended up with only 3 years in prison.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the actress began her sentence today and went to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, which is a minimum security prison. The interesting thing is that Mack showed up early, since it was said that he would show up on September 29; this can definitely be a tactic to look good in court. In addition to your 3 years, you have to pay a $ 20,000 fine and go through 1,000 hours of community service.
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In addition to dealing with the police to assist in the investigation against Raniere, Mack also pleaded guilty to all charges early on and publicly apologized to the victims. All these points, which served to show her repentant and willing to change, served to reduce her sentence and that is that she initially faced between 14 and 17 years in prison. Much is said now about how much she can be considered a victim of Raniere and his “teachings.”
The cults in Hollywood are nothing strange, and it is that the millions of these celebrities, as well as their fame, serve to quickly promote these movements, as happened with the relationship between Tom Cruise and Scientology. Of course, some celebrities who have escaped from these groups know that their popularity can also serve to destroy them, and that is why many have decided to produce or direct documentaries focused on these sects. Leah Remini did it with Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief – 94%, where he revealed details about the wicked protocols of Scientology. In the case of NXIVM Two series were released, The Vow – 87% and Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult – 100%, which served to give a better overview of the whole matter.
Although we now know the truth about NXIVM do not forget that the media tried to reveal the sect for a long time. In 2003, Forbes magazine did an article where followers of the group spoke positively and presented it as an association that cared about people’s motivation and self-esteem with an inspirational and effective method, but also exposed Raniere’s strange methods . Mack spoke publicly of the group on several occasions and highlighted the supposed feminist vision of the founder that even then sounded quite suspicious.
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