Actress Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for her involvement in sex cult NXIVM, where she was accused of “branding” and "brainwashing" woman.
Mack continued: "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."
The troubled starlet pleaded guilty in 2019 on charges she manipulated and coerced unsuspecting women into becoming sex slaves for Raniere, the scandal plagued group’s leader.
Mack was not only involved in the multi-level marketing-style cult — that went by the name "DOS" — but she was a high-ranking member that actively participated in recruiting and managing her "recruits." Some of the harsh abuse the women reportedly endured included starvation, branding, and other physical and mental abuses such as demanding text messages at all hours of the night.
As the “master” of the group, Mack oversaw several “slaves” and was second-in-command to Raniere, the only man in the group. According to reports, DOS members were branded with Raniere’s initials and were required to be filmed naked during the painful act.
Raniere was convicted in 2019 on seven charges, including sex trafficking, racketeering, and forced labor conspiracy. The 60-year-old cult leader was sentenced to 120 years behind bars in October.