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Ex-'Smallville' stars Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk linked with sex-slave cult

This sounds so awful.

By Natasha Harding
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Ex-Smallville actresses Allison Mack (who played Chloe Sullivan) and Kristin Kreuk (Lana Lang) have both been connected with a horrendous sex cult called NXVIM — pronounced 'nex-e-um'.

The cult's founder Keith Raniere, was arrested by the FBI over the weekend and charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labour.

TMZ says Mack was "second-in-command" to Raniere, and was with him at the time of his arrest in Mexico. Mack is also thought to be the next person to be arrested for her role in the cult.

Reports state that a secret society, called DOS, existed within NXVIM and was used to recruit and traffic sex slaves.

These slaves were then branded with Raniere and Mack's initials 'KR' and 'AM' in rituals and told to lose weight to conform to a particular standard of beauty.

Mack's Smallville co-star Kristin has since denied claims she was involved in the cult's 'inner circle', and refutes rumours that she recruited women as 'sex slaves'. She was, however, part of the NVXIM program until five years ago.

"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 I which I continued with the program." Kristin wrote on Twitter.

"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 blatantly false."

"During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS. Thank you to all 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 embarrassed to have been associated with NXIVM. I hope that the investigation leads to justice for all those affected."

More news as it comes.