Actress Allison Mack walked out of Brooklyn federal court after posting a $5 million bond and agreeing to stay under house arrest in California. As part of the conditions of Mack's bail, she must remain confined to her home with electronic monitoring and is forbidden contact with any co-defendant, co-conspirators, or anyone associated with NXIVM in any way.
Both have pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking. NY U.S. District Court Judge Viktor Pohorelsky released Mack but prohibited from using any electronics and can only travel for court appearances and legal meetings.
The society was supposed to empower and strengthen the women who joined it, according to prosecutors.
Keith Raniere had been arrested by law enforcement in Mexico, after being accused of forcing female members of the group into performing sex acts with him and then branding the women with his initials.
As part of the agreement, Mack has to wear a Global Positioning System ankle bracelet and not have contact with the cult's other members, who reportedly include Seagram's liquor heiress Clare Bronfman and India Oxenberg, the daughter of "Dynasty" star Catherine Oxenberg.
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Prosecutors say she helped recruit sex slaves for leader Keith Raniere and his group called NXIVM (NEHK'-see-uhm).
"In exchange for this, Mack received financial and other benefits".
Nxivm is based on NY and has several branches across the United States, Mexico, Canada and South America.
Prosecutors allege that Nxivm has the features of a pyramid scheme, in which members pay "thousands of dollars" for courses to rise within its ranks.
Allison Mack is best known for playing Chloe Sullivan on "Smallville". She also starred on the hit FX show "Wilfred".