They out-survived NXIVM — but now their marriage is on the rocks
Allison Mack, the disgraced former “Smallville” star who’s been charged for her role in the NXIVM sex cult, has reportedly filed for divorce from her wife, a fellow actress who was also in the cult.
Mack filed for divorce from “Battlestar Galactica” actress Nicki Clyne in Orange County, Calif. Friday, TMZ first reported.
The two had married in 2017.
The 38-year-old Mack made headlines when she pled guilty in April 2019 to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges, including extortion and forced labor.
Prosecutors alleged Mack was a high ranking member of the group DOS and recruited women as “sex slaves” for NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, who was sentenced to 120 years in prison for sex-trafficking women in October.
Mack faces up to 40 years in prison. Her sentencing was postponed last year and a new date hasn’t been set.
Clyne, 37, who was not charged in the scheme, revealed in court papers in October that she had been Raniere’s “partner” for more than ten years.
A staunch Raniere supporter, she insisted in the court papers that NXIVM was merely “a group of women who sought guidance from a trusted and intelligent man, and created a secret sorority for women that implemented some somewhat unconventional practices in the pursuit of growth and personal freedom.”
Those unconventional practices included members being forcibly branded with Raniere’s initials, federal prosecutors charged.
Some women in the group were also made to wear fake cow udders on their bare breasts in acts of ritual humiliation, prosecutors said.