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‘Sex cult’ leader Allison Mack runs into court to get ankle monitor

‘Sex cult’ leader Allison Mack was spotted rushing into a California court on Wednesday to get her ankle monitor just a day after she was released on $5million bond and ordered to cut off all contact with members of Nxivm as a condition. 

Photos show the Smallville actress running into the Los Angeles courthouse to get an electronic monitoring bracelet as she tried to dodge photographers outside the building. 

Once inside, Mack, who was wearing a dark hat, tried to shield her face from the cameras as she passed through security. 

Mack was also seen smiling while being driven by her mother, Melinda, near her home in Anaheim, California. 

  

She was spotted just a day after she was released on $5million bond and ordered to cut off all contact with members of Nxivm as a condition

‘Sex cult’ leader Allison Mack (left and right) was spotted running into a California court on Wednesday to get her ankle monitor just a day after she was released on $5million bond and ordered to cut off all contact with members of Nxivm as a condition

The Smallville actress was trying to dodge photographers outside the building before walking inside 

The Smallville actress was trying to dodge photographers outside the building before walking inside 

Mack is seen walking into the courthouse

She tried to hide her face from cameras inside the building

Once inside, Mack, who was wearing a dark hat, tried to shield her face from the cameras as she passed through security

On Tuesday, the interim leader of the secretive Nxivm cult who was arrested by the FBI last week was arraigned on federal charges.

As part of her release, she was ordered to cut off contact with Nxivm cult members as a condition. It’s unclear if this includes Nicki Clyne, who is reportedly Mack’s wife and still a member of the cult. 

Her communications via mobile phone and online will be limited to just her attorneys and she will be placed under house arrest at her mother’s California home.

Mack was seen walking out of Brooklyn Federal Court with her legal team on Tuesday, before making her way through a scrum of waiting photographers and reporters.

She was able to secure the bond thanks to her mother putting up her house as collateral along with a retirement account in addition to Mack’s New York home in Clifton Park.

Movers were seen at that property on Monday carrying out Mack’s belongings.  

Melinda was in court to support her daughter on Tuesday, and will soon be taking her home to Los Alamitos where she will be monitored by officials from the Central District of California.

Mack also seen smiling while being driven by her mother, Melinda (right), near her home in Anaheim, California

Mack also seen smiling while being driven by her mother, Melinda (right), near her home in Anaheim, California

Mack's communications via mobile phone and online will be limited to just her attorneys and she will be placed under house arrest at her mother's California home

Mack seen riding in her mother's car

Mack’s communications via mobile phone and online will be limited to just her attorneys and she will be placed under house arrest at her mother’s California home

Mack was able to secure the bond thanks to her mother putting up her house (pictured) as collateral along with a retirement account in addition to Mack's New York home in Clifton Park

Mack was able to secure the bond thanks to her mother putting up her house (pictured) as collateral along with a retirement account in addition to Mack’s New York home in Clifton Park

It was also Melinda who signed off on the bond, with a condition being that the money not be provided by any member of the cult. 

Mack’s father, John, will also have to sign the release documents as well by May 4 as a partial owner of the home put up as collateral.

The actress filed an application for an Order of Excludable Delay on Friday requesting that trial against her not commence until after May 3, stating that her legal team and attorneys for the Eastern District of New York were in plea negotiations.

She then informed the court that there is a ‘reasonable likelihood’ the negotiations ‘will result in a disposition of this case without trial’.

This application was filed shortly after she entered a plea of not guilty to the three charges she is facing in the case.

It seems unlikely that Nxivm founder Keith Raniere will be striking any deals with the US attorney’s office, who successfully petitioned to have Raniere held without bail in a letter to the court stating that the cult leader had sexual relationships with two minor females, aged 15 and 12, in the past.

The allegations against Raniere and Mack were outlined in the Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Arrest Warrant that was filed back on February 14.

Special Agent Michael Lever with the FBI had been investigating Raniere and speaking with former cult members, including two women known as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2. 

Lever states that Raniere came up with the idea for Nxivm’s sex slave program, known as DOS, during the summer of 2015.

Mack was seen walking out of Brooklyn Federal Court with her legal team on Tuesday, before making her way through a scrum of waiting photographers and reporters 

Mack was seen walking out of Brooklyn Federal Court with her legal team on Tuesday, before making her way through a scrum of waiting photographers and reporters 

The Smallville actress was surrounded by her legal team as she made her way through the cameramen 

The Smallville actress was surrounded by her legal team as she made her way through the cameramen 

Melinda (pictured) was in court to support her daughter on Tuesday, and will soon be taking her home to Los Alamitos where she will be monitored by officials from the Central District of California

Melinda (pictured) was in court to support her daughter on Tuesday, and will soon be taking her home to Los Alamitos where she will be monitored by officials from the Central District of California

Mack grabs onto two of her lawyers' arms after leaving Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday 

Mack grabs onto two of her lawyers’ arms after leaving Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday 

A woman by the name of CC-1, who was revealed to be Mack in subsequent filings, was his first ‘slave,’ and provided ‘colateral’ which guaranteed she would remain faithful to him by providing Raniere with damning material.

‘CC-1’s email was titled “vow 3” and included an attached letter. The letter pledged CC-1’s “full and complete life” to 14 RANIERE,’ reads the complaint. 

‘In the letter, CC-1 used the terms “slave” and “master” to refer to herself and RANIERE. Moreover, the letter identified “collateral” to “cement” the vow made by CC-1. 

‘This collateral was described as: (1) a letter regarding CC-1’s mother and father that would “destroy their character”; (2) a contract that transferred custody of any children birthed by CC-1 to RANIERE if CC-1 broke her commitment to RANIERE; (3) a contract that transferred ownership of CC-1 ‘s home if the commitment to RANIERE was broken; and (4) a letter addressed to social services alleging abuse to CC-1 ‘s nephews.’

It is not clear if any of the claims made in those letters were true.

Soon, CC-1 was recruiting slaves of her own and filling out the pyramid that Raniere had hoped to create, selecting Jane Doe 1 as one of these women. 

It was also Melinda who signed off on the bond, with a condition being that the money not be provided by any member of the cult

It was also Melinda who signed off on the bond, with a condition being that the money not be provided by any member of the cult

Mack's father, John, will also have to sign the release documents as well by May 4 as a partial owner of the home put up as collateral 

Mack’s father, John, will also have to sign the release documents as well by May 4 as a partial owner of the home put up as collateral 

Melinda Mack looks straight ahead and avoid reporters question's after her daughter's court hearing 

Melinda Mack looks straight ahead and avoid reporters question’s after her daughter’s court hearing 

Allegations of Raniere’s alarming and illegal sexual predilections are also outlined in a letter sent by US Attorney  Richard P Donoghue to Judge Steven M Gold back in March.

‘According to confidential sources, the defendant had repeated sexual encounters with multiple teenage girls in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s,’ reads the letter.

‘In one instance, the defendant met a fifteen-year-old girl while he was in his 20s and had repeated sexual contact with her.  In another instance, the defendant met a twelve-year-old girl whose mother worked for the defendant and began tutoring her.’

The letter goes on to say: ‘Shortly thereafter, the defendant began having regular sexual intercourse with her, including at his home where he lived with multiple adult sexual partners.’

Raniere is also said to have voiced his belief that the age of consent should be lowered to when a parent believes their child is capable of performing sexual activity. 

Mack was arrested and arraigned on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor.

Those are the same charges that Raniere, 53, is being charged with.

Raniere could be spared from serving any time though, with a former publicist for Nxivm telling DailyMail.com that member India Oxenberg has said she is willing to take the fall for Raniere if it will keep him out of prison.

Frank Parlato, who has been covering Nxivm extensively on Art Voice, said that the female members of the cult have devised a plan they hope will save Raniere.

First, all female members are prepared to deny that they were ever forced or coerced into performing sex acts in an attempt to discredit the allegations made by the two former members whose grand jury testimony resulted in the indictments of Mack and Raniere.

Mack filed an application for an Order of Excludable Delay on Friday requesting that trial against her not commence until after May 3, stating that her legal team and attorneys for the Eastern District of New York were in plea negotiations

Mack filed an application for an Order of Excludable Delay on Friday requesting that trial against her not commence until after May 3, stating that her legal team and attorneys for the Eastern District of New York were in plea negotiations

Mack and her mother are pictured together. They will now be living together ahead of the high-profile court case  

Mack and her mother are pictured together. They will now be living together ahead of the high-profile court case  

Put it up: Mack also put up her home in Clifton Park (above) as collateral, where she lives in an area near other Nxivm members

Put it up: Mack also put up her home in Clifton Park (above) as collateral, where she lives in an area near other Nxivm members

If that does not work, Oxenberg is prepared to testify that they alone were responsible for coercing members into having sex claims Parlato.

‘Mack, Oxenberg and Clyne have made a pact to go to prison, saying privately they are ready to walk into prison tomorrow if Raniere could be free today,’ reports Parlato. 

That has likely changed in light of Mack’s release. 

Parlato tells DailyMail.com that Mack’s arrest had been in the works ever since Raniere’s extradition from Mexico to the United States back in March.

He posted video of Raniere’s arrest at the time, which showed Mack in a state of disbelief as officials dragged away the self-proclaimed Svengali.

The grand jury indictment states that Mack did ‘benefit … financially and by receiving a thing of value, from participation in a venture … knowing that means of force, threats of force, fraud and coercion, and a combination of such means, would be used to cause such persons to engage in one or more commercial sex acts.’

It seems unlikely that Nxivm founder Keith Raniere (above) will be able striking any deals with the US attorney's office, who successfully petitioned to have Raniere held without bail

It seems unlikely that Nxivm founder Keith Raniere (above) will be able striking any deals with the US attorney’s office, who successfully petitioned to have Raniere held without bail

The allegations against Raniere and Mack were outlined in the Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Arrest Warrant that was filed back on February 14

The allegations against Raniere and Mack were outlined in the Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Arrest Warrant that was filed back on February 14

The first of the women to testify in front of the grand jury, Jane Doe 1, also said that Mack ‘did knowingly and intentionally conspire to provide and obtain the labor and services of a person …. by means of serious harm and threats’.

‘As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,’ United States Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement on Friday.

‘The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit. This Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting predators who victimize others through sex trafficking and forced labor.’

Mack had been serving as leader of the cult for the past month DailyMail.com previously revealed, a role she assumed after Raniere was arrested by authorities in Mexico.

Both her initials and those of Raniere’s were branded on the pelvic area of women who joined the organization.

The group had a large base in Albany, but a number of its most high-profile members decamped to Mexico earlier this year. They are now in Broooklyn.

Raniere is listed as a co-defendant in the indictment against Mack, which was formally filed on Thursday afternoon.



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