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Former ‘Smallville' Star Denies Report of Recruiting Victims Into Sex Cult

Victims were allegedly brandished with the cult leader's initials and brainwashed into forced labor

Former "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk took to social media Thursday refuting a New York Post article that she and former co-star Allison Mack used their celebrity status to help recruit unsuspecting young women into a sex cult.

"When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM 'intensive,' what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness," Kreuk wrote. "The accusations that I was in the 'inner circle' or recruited women as 'sex slaves' are blatantly false."

The New York Post story alleges Kreuk and Mack signed up for a seminar in upstate New York run by self-help guru Keith Raniere, who was arrested earlier this week and charged by federal prosecutors with running a violent sex-slave cult called NXIVM (pronounced nexium). Victims were allegedly brandished with his initials and brainwashed into forced labor.

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This sounds like something from a horror movie! I’ve heard of sex cults in Hollywood before but never saw actual celebs recruiting new slaves. This is way more than simple sexual harassment you hear about in Hollywood. This is an actual cult that branded girls and used them as slaves! Terrifying.: From FOXNEWS: As beautiful young co-stars in the long-running, Superman-prequel TV series “Smallville,” their biggest problem was dealing with their odd young pal, Clark Kent. Then Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack signed up for an upstate seminar run by self-help guru Keith Raniere, and they met a real-life super villain. Raniere was arrested while on the lam in his $10,000-a-week Mexican villa this week, charged by federal prosecutors with running a violent sex-slave cult called NXIVM (pronounced nexium). Brunette Kreuk, who portrayed the young Superman’s love interest, Lana Lang, signed up, but got out before female acolytes began getting forcibly branded with cauterizing pens. “Kreuk had come first, sometime around late 2005, early 2006,” said Frank Parlato, who first broke the story, in June, of women being forcibly branded as part of the ­NXIVM “sorority.” “Kreuk brought in Allison” soon afterward, said Parlato, who worked as the group’s publicist in 2007 and 2008. Mack played Clark Kent’s starry-eyed blond pursuer, Chloe Sullivan. “Lana” and “Chloe” went from starring in the popular, sugar sweet CW series to starring as ­Raniere’s top sex-slave recruiters, said Parlato. “Allison was used, as was Kristen, as a lure to bring in other women because of their celebrity status,” he said. Kreuk severed ties with the group in 2012, soon ­after the Albany Times Union wrote of allegations that Raniere had sex with underage girls. But Mack stayed on and, according to Parlato, helped come up with the idea of sizzling the “brand” into initiates’ skin, near their groins, as they were held down. About 2-by-2-inches, the mark combined Raniere’s initials, KR, with Mack’s, AM.

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The article reports Kreuk signed up, but left in 2012 shortly after reports first surfaced that Raniere was having sex with underage girls in the program.

"During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS," wrote Kreuk. DOS is reportedly a secretive subgroup within NXIVM called “Dominus Obsequious Sororium” in which women were allegedly coerced into serving as sex slaves.

According to a report in, Raniere, 57, is in custody in Texas following his arrest and will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, next week. 

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