BROOKLYN, NY — On Tuesday afternoon, at 2:38 p.m., nearly 40 minutes after the scheduled arraignment time, Smallville actress Allison Mack entered Brooklyn Federal Court for her bail hearing, rescheduled from Monday. The actress was arrested Friday and plead not guilty to charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy, co-conspiring with Nxivm cult leader Keith Rainere. On Tuesday, Mack was released on house detention with electronic monitoring to her parents home in Los Alamitos, California, her bail set at $5 million. According to the terms of her release, Mack may not leave the property save for court appearances and attorney visits.
Mack, who wore a gray prison uniform, was not handcuffed as she entered court Tuesday afternoon, but she held her hands behind her back for the duration of the short, 20-minute hearing. Her mother, Melinda Mack, was present in court to cosign the release. Her father, Johnathan Mack, has until May 4 to sign the document. They too will be held to the $5 million bond if Allison violates the terms of her detention, as stated by Magistrate Viktor V. Pohorelsky.
The prosecution stressed one of many conditions—that Mack cease any and all communication with current and former members of Nxivm, or anyone tangentially involved with the cult, and that she be placed on house detention immediately, for fear of flight and the endangerment of others.
Both the prosecution and defense agreed that Mack will limit her Internet and mobile usage to only communication with her lawyers.
Rumors surrounding Mack’s involvement with Nxivm first surfaced in November 2017, alleging that the actress recruited women for sex cult DOS, or “dominus obsequious sororium,” Latin for “master over the slave women.” She reportedly worked as Rainere’s No. 2, who allegedly forced members to go on “near-starvation diets” to satisfy his sexual desires and branded women with cauterizing rods.