The actress was arrested by the FBI, according to NYC law enforcement sources, and is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn Friday. She'll likely face charges pertaining to the recruitment of women into the alleged cult known as NXIVM. At the time of her arrest, it was unknown whether or not Allison Mack was able to obtain legal counsel for her defense, or the defense of cult leader Keith Raniere.
"Ms. Mack was one of the top members of a highly organized scheme which was created to provide sex to [Raniere]", Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza said in court Friday.
USA authorities have accused Mack of recruiting women to join what purported to be a female mentorship group but was actually a secret society led by Raniere.
Raniere was first arrested in Mexico on March 25 on sex trafficking charges.
Authorities have stated the 57-year-old - who is being held at a prison in Oklahoma without bail - had a "rotating group of 15-20 women with whom he had sexual relationships". Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.
Mack and other DOS masters recruited DOS slaves telling them they were joining a women-only organization that would empower them.
Mack could not be reached as of press time. The secret group within NXIVM was called "DOS", or known as "Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions", within which Raniere was known as "The Vanguard". There was speculation that she was under investigation for ties to the cult after the original criminal complaint against Raniere, listed a "co-conspirator number 1" described an actress who starred in promotional videos with the leader.
According to the Justice Department, many women were forcibly branded on their pelvic regions with a symbol that contained Raniere's initials. The women were allegedly naked and required to be appear on film while they were branded.
"I was flawless picking-insecure at the time", Melita told the Albany Times Union in 2012.
The celebrity denied she had some sway within the category and wasn't involved in its "Dominus Obsequious Sororium" (DOS), which translates from Latin into "Master On the Slave lady".