'Smallville' actress Allison Mack's bail set at $5 million in NXIVM case

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Allison Mack, an actress best known for her role on "Smallville", has been granted bail while fighting several charges regarding her connection to NXIVM, a cult-like group.

Mack is accused of luring young women into the secretive group under the guise of helping them with self-empowerment.

Smallville star Allison Mack is no longer in jail.

He ran to Mexico but was arrested in March while living in a $10,000 a week villa.

Mack, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, was remanded in custody following her indictment, as her lawyers went to work on securing a deal with federal prosecutors.

After posting bond, Mack was granted release while awaiting trial on the condition that she wear a Global Positioning System ankle bracelet and not communicate with any members of the cult which reportedly include Battlestar Galactica actress, Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman, Mack's wife Nicki Clyne, and Catherine Oxenberg from the TV show Dynasty.

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Her mother, Melinda Mack, also was in court and agreed to use her home as collateral for the bond. As such, her charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor could land her behind bars for the rest of her life. Her hair appeared freshly washed and well-combed, in contrast to Friday, when it appeared dirty and disheveled. Mack and other DOS masters concealed Raniere's status at the top of the pyramid from new recruits.

Raniere said he was "deeply saddened" and denied "abusing, coercing or harming" anyone in a letter posted on the site.

Meanwhile, a new court filing reveals Mack's lawyers are engaged in serious plea-bargain negotiations with prosecutors, "which they believe are likely to result in a disposition of this case without trial", according to the filing. "The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit". Nxivm maintains features of a pyramid scheme, as its courses cost thousands of dollars each and participants ("Nxians") are encouraged to pay for additional classes and to recruit others to take classes in order to rise within the ranks of Nxivm.

Under the conditions of her release, Mack will be under house arrest and will need to apply with pretrial services before she travels to her lawyer's offices in Manhattan and for future court appearances in the US District Court for the Eastern District of NY in Brooklyn.

Mack allegedly "required her slaves... to engage in sexual activity with Raniere".

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