'Smallville' actress Allison Mack granted bail on $5 million in sex trafficking case
One of the reasons that Allison has been granted bail is to get information against Nxivm founder Keith Raniere.
“Smallville” actress Allison Mack has been granted bail of $5 million following her hearing at Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday (April 23). According to Variety, Allison has been released to serve home detention at her parents’ house in Los Alamitos, California.
Allison was charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy in a New York federal court. Following these, she was made to appear before Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky at the Brooklyn courthouse in New York’s Eastern District. One of the reasons that Allison has been granted bail is to get information against Nxivm founder Keith Raniere.
Keith had been arrested last month in Mexico and remains in federal custody and a bail hearing for him is set to take place next week. In court, Allison's mother, Melinda Mack, was present to put up her home in Los Alamitos, Calif. as collateral for the bail. Along with this, property and a bank account owned by Allison Mack were also listed.
When Allison appeared in court, the magazine reports that throughout the hearing she did not make an eye contact with her mother. Even though Allison was not handcuffed, she kept her hands clasped behind her back during the hearing which lasted for about 15 minutes. During the hearing, Allison reportedly did not speak much.
The actress was released on the condition that she serve home detention with electronic monitoring. The conditions of her bail state that she is allowed to travel to Southern California and to the New York City area where her criminal attorneys are based. The judge further added that she should not associate with anyone connected, past or present, to the Nxivm group that is the source of the sex trafficking charge she faces.
According to the court documents obtained by the magazine, Allison is accused of trying to destroy emails, text messages and other material that would have proved her and Keith guilty. Before the hearing, she was restricted from using the Internet or any other online communications and was just allowed to view the emails from her lawyer.