Smal­lville star de­nies cult claims

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Smal­lville and Bur­den of Truth star Kristin Kreuk has de­nied al­le­ga­tions that she used to re­cruit girls as “sex slaves” for a con­tro­ver­sial group. The Van­cou­ver-born ac­tress has been named as a for­mer mem­ber of NXIVM, a group many re­ports have called a sex cult after co-founder Keith Raniere was ar­rested in Mex­ico re­cently. He is ac­cused of us­ing women to re­cruit sex slaves for him as part of the se­cret so­ci­ety. After his ar­rest, footage was posted online show­ing two women, be­lieved to be Kruek’s Smal­lville co-star Al­li­son Mack and Cana­dian ac­tress Nicki Clyne, chas­ing after the po­lice car. Pre­vi­ous re­ports have al­leged Mack has se­nior­ity within the group. Kreuk de­nies she held any power within the group. “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 …” she says. “I left about five years ago and had min­i­mal con­tact with those who were still in­volved. The ac­cu­sa­tions that I was in the ‘in­ner cir­cle’ or re­cruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are bla­tantly false. Dur­ing my time, I never ex­pe­ri­enced any il­le­gal or ne­far­i­ous ac­tiv­ity.”

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