In case you were wondering to yourself what Lana Lang from Smallville is up to, it's denying media reports she's involved with a cult whose leader was arrested in Mexico this week on charges of sex trafficking and had his house raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Raniere claims he runs a self-help group NXIVM, but investigators allege it was a multi-level marketing scheme used as a ruse to enslave and traffic women for sex.
"When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM "intensive, ' what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program", Kreuk said on Twitter". Reports state that Mack has been running the cult while Ranier is detained and that she is more than likely to be arrested soon.
Raniere, 57, was reportedly arrested while surrounded by women at a $10,000-a-week luxury villa on Sunday.
It has been stated by NXIVM's former publicist, Frank Parlato, that Mack is second in command in Raniere's sex cult. According to one of them, their 'master, ' a top Nxivm official named Lauren Salzman, instructed them to say: 'Master, please brand me, it would be an honor. She also stated that during her time there she never witnesses any illegal activity and hadn't had contact with the organization in five years.
Kristin Kreuk, who played female protagonist Lana Lang in the hit CW series "Smalleville", has finally addressed her alleged involvement in the sex cult "Nxivm" (pronounced "nexium"). She clarified that she was not involved in the "inner circle" and did not recruit women into sex slavery, but she commended the women who had come forward with their stories.
"I am deeply disturbed and embarrassed to have been associated with NXIVM", Kreuk wrote.
On her website, Mack credits the charismatic guru with jumpstarting her life after "Smallville" ended in 2011.
"Thank you to all the fearless women who have come forward to share their stories and expose DOS; I can't imagine how hard this has been for you".
"Her nickname among defectors is "Pimp Mack".
Authorities said that Ranier's group was financed by Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the liquor company Seagram. The group was originally based in Albany, New York, but Raniere fled to Mexico past year.