Was Allison Mack ever married? Inside jailbird's 'sham' marriage to Nicki Clyne
DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA: Allison Mack revealed in a long-forgotten interview that she joined the infamous cult NXIVM because she thought co-founder Keith Raniere could help her “become a great actress again." The former 'Smallville' star was married to ‘Battlestar Galactica’ actress Nicki Clyne. And their union was set up by their alleged cult leader Raniere. However, the marriage didn’t last for long; it just lasted from February 2017 until December 2020.
Allison, who played Chloe Sullivan on ‘Smallville’ for a decade, and Nicki reportedly gave up their careers to join NXIVM. Frank Parlato, NXIVM’s former publicist, told in 2018, “They were told to get married by Raniere and they jumped right into it. To them, it was all for the greater good of the mission. It wasn’t a romance at all," as per Fox News. The marriage took place in New York in 2017 and was witnessed by India Oxenberg, the daughter of 'Dynasty' actress Catherine Oxenberg. India claimed, "They also wrote a document that I had to sign, saying they were in love and that the wedding was real. I didn’t realize at the time what I had done was a federal crime. They were not in love and Nicki was Canadian and she needed the marriage in order to stay in the country. This whole thing was orchestrated by Keith," as per Distractify.
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However, Nicki told that her marriage to the 'Smallville' actress was “born from genuine love," states Vanity Fair. Allison filed for divorce from Nicki on December 11, 2020, according to Orange County Online records as stated by multiple outlets.
In April 2019, Allison, who became the face of NXIVM, pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering and one count of racketeering conspiracy. On the other hand, Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison, after first being convicted in 2019 on seven charges, including conspiracy, racketeering, and sex trafficking. Nicki at that time said, "It’s very unfortunate the way that the word NXIVM has been applied and is now synonymous with the term sexual cult, which I don’t even know how to define what that is. We're not denying that certain things took place. There’s evidence that certain things happened. How they happened, why they happened, and why certain people chose them -- that's a whole other conversation," as per ET Online.
"Allison recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere," said United States Attorney Richard P Donoghue in a statement to CNN in April 2018. "The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit." At present, Allison, who was sentenced on June 30, 2021, has been asked to serve three years in prison, pay a $20,000 fine, and complete 1,000 hours of community service by US District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis, reports ET Online. She is now an inmate at FCI Dublin, a low-security federal prison in the East Bay area outside San Francisco.