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Late last year, it was reported that former Smallville actress Allison Mack is a recruiter for a cult named Nxivm DOS, an upstate New York group that supposedly "brainwashes women into becoming a member," to put it very mildly. Early reports stated that Mack allegedly initiated 25 women into the group. The news spread like wildfire in the months to follow. It was later reported that fellow Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk was also involved in this secretive group. Following this news release, Kreuk went on Twitter to explain her involvement with Nxivm DOS, where the actress completely denied that she was a recruiter for the cult. As she explained in a statement she released in a recent tweet, accusations made against her are "blatantly false."
On Twitter, Kristen Kreuk released the following statement, revealing more details about her experiences and what lead to her involvement in the cult.
When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM "intensive," what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program. I left about five years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved. The accusations that I was in the "inner circle" or recruited women as "sex slaves" are blantantly false. During this time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and digusted by what has come out about DOS.
Kristen Kreuk continued her statement by thanking the women who came forward to tell their stories. She also regrets her time spent in the cult. Here's what she wrote.
Thank you to all of the brave women who have come forward to share their stories and expose DOS; I can't imagine how difficult this has been for you. I am deeply disturbed and embarassed to have been associated with NXIVM. I hope that the investigation leads to justice for all those affected.
As it has been reported throughout the past year, founder Keith Raniere allegedly enticed thousands of women into his cult with the promise of "increased satisfaction through the removal of mental and emotional blocks." The cult reportedly went as far as to contain sex slaves and brand women with Raniere's initials. On Tuesday, Keith Raniere was arrested on charges of sex trafficking. Former spokesperson Frank Parlato believes Allison Mack might soon be placed under arrest for her involvement with Raniere. Parlato states it was Mack's idea to brand victims with cauterizing pens, as Jezebel reports, and the brand-in-question appears to contain Allison Mack's initials as well. Mack reportedly had a "pyramid of masters and slaves" inside the group, and she was called "the madam." There is also reported-to-be footage of Mack watching police cars drive Raniere away.
Kristen Kreuk is best known for playing Lana Lang in Smallville. She also appeared in The CW's Beauty and the Beast and she had the titular role in 2009's Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Kreuk currently appears on the drama series Burden of Truth, which premiered on the CBC in January. Allison Mack played Chloe Sullivan on Smallville and she is also known for her work on Wilfred. Mack last appeared on the Amazon animated series Lost in Oz, which ran from 2016 to 2017. We'll keep you updated on new events pertaining to Nxivm DOS as they arrive in the weeks to come.