Smallville actress Emma Mack, who is accused of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor
Smallville actress Allison Mack reportedly tried to lure Emma Watson and Kelly Clarkson into her disturbing sex cult.
The 35-year-old is accused of recruiting slaves into the secretive Nxivm cult before its founder Keith Raniere allegedly subjected them to humiliating acts.
Raniere’s and Mack’s initials were branded onto the pelvic area of women who joined the organisation, which has a large base in Albany, New York.
Several members even reportedly held wild parties on billionaire Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island.
The cult was exposed after two former members, known as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, spoke out.
Mack referred to herself as Raniere’s ‘slave’ and he as her ‘master’. They both deny federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
She has been serving as leader of the cult for the last three weeks after Raniere, 53, was arrested in Mexico, where many high-profile members fled earlier this year.
Now it has emerged she tried to recruit Harry Potter actress Watson and singer Clarkson, both known for their championing of feminism and women’s rights.
The actress reportedly tweeted the pair about an ‘amazing women’s movement’ and invited them to have a ‘chat’ with her about it.
‘I’m a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an amazing women’s movement I think you’d dig,’ Mack wrote to Watson in January of 2016. ‘I’d love to chat if you’re open.’
The next month she tweeted again:’I participate in a unique human development & women’s movement I’d love to tell you about.’
Emma Watson, who Mack allegedly asked for a ‘chat’ with about her ‘amazing women’s movement’
Mack also reportedly asked Kelly Clarkson (pictured) for a ‘chat sometime’ about her sex cult
She wrote to Clarkson: ‘I heard through the grapevine that you’re a fan of ‘Smallville.’ I’m a fan of yours as well!’ she wrote. ‘I’d love to chat sometime.’
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.
US Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement on Friday: ‘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.
‘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.’
Keith Raniere, 53, led the secretive Nxivm cult. He was arrested in Mexico after two former members came forward with allegations against him and Mack
Mack has filed an application for an Order of Excludable Delay requesting that her trial begin after May 3, stating that her legal team were in plea negotiations.
She is yet to comment on the allegations.
Raniere is being held without bail after the US attorney’s office told the court the cult leader previously had sexual relationships with two minor females aged 15 and 12.
Both are facing a possible life sentence behind bars.