Allison Mack freed to parents on $5 million bail

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky granted the bond during a hearing Tuesday in NY.

Mack, 35, was arrested on Friday morning and charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor in conspiracy with the group Nxivm.

Mack has been involved for years with NXIVM, which its members describe as a self-help and empowerment organization.

An update to the story of Allison Mack's recent troubles: The actress has been released to her parents on a $5 million bond, where she will be put up in house arrest in Los Alamitos, CA, Variety reports. The mother has said she was turned off by it but her daughter remained a devotee.

While Ms Mack was unsuccessful in recruiting either celeb, she was allegedly able to lure in actress, Nicki Clyne and Catherine Oxenberg's daughter, India.

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And again in March that year, Mack took to Twitter to implore Emma Watson to listen to her plight, saying: '@TheCathyJensen @EmWatson Thank you for the bump up!

NXIVM was started in 1998 and promoted Raniere's self-improvement tips to improve one's lifestyle. Enrollees in its Executive Success Programs paid handsomely for his advice.

Moreover, DOS slaves have been allegedly "branded of their pelvic areas with a cauterizing pen with a logo that, unbeknownst to them, included Raniere's initials". 'Mack and other DOS masters recruited DOS slaves by telling them that they were joining a women-only organization that would empower them and eradicate purported weaknesses that the Nxivm curriculum taught were common in women. "She was both a victim and victimizer, a mastermind and a useful idiot". She was said to be a key recruiter in Keith Raniere's Nxivm sex cult. Nxivm is based in Albany, New York and has operated centers in the United States, Mexico, Canada and South America. Prosecutors have accused her of collecting collateral, including nude photos and other damaging information, from members to stop them from leaving or revealing anything about the group publicly.

According to a statement from the FBI, "Raniere has maintained a rotating group of 15 to 20 women with whom he maintains sexual relationships". Mack spent the weekend and Monday in jail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where the charges were brought. NXIVM posted this note on their website after Raniere was arrested: "In response to the allegations against our founder, Keith Raniere, we are now working with the authorities to demonstrate his innocence and true character".

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