HOLLYWOOD: Allison Mack will be released on $5 million bond stemming from sex-trafficking charges. She will serve home detention with electronic monitoring until her next court date.
The Smallville star was in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday where Mack’s mother, Melinda Mack, put up her home in Los Alamitos, Calif. as collateral, in addition to property and a bank account owned by Allison Mack. Allison Mack will live with her parents during home detention.
Last week, both Mack and Keith Raniere were charged with sex trafficking, sex-trafficking conspiracy, and forced-labor conspiracy due to their involvement in an alleged sex cult. The 35-year-old actress allegedly recruited women as sex slaves for a secret “sorority,” called DOS, within the self-help group, NXIVM. Raniere, the founder of NXIVM (pronounced “Nex-e-um”) and alleged cult leader, was arrested last month.
A lawyer for Mack entered a “not guilty” plea following her arrest on Friday. If convicted on all charges, Mack could face up to 15 years in prison. It’s believed that she is working on a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
The organization is accused of forcing women to perform sexual acts for its leader, as well as branding them with the leader’s initials.