Accused NXIVM sex-cult lieutenant Allison Mack strolled out of Brooklyn federal court Tuesday after posting $5 million bond and agreeing to stay under house arrest in California.
Lawyers for the “Smallville’’ TV actress-turned-alleged-cult leader have been in plea talks on the sex-trafficking and forced-labor conspiracy charges against her. Both sides agreed to allow Mack, 35, to be released while awaiting trial, and a judge then officially OK’d the deal.
As part of the agreement, Mack has to wear a GPS ankle bracelet and not have contact with other members of the cult, who reportedly include Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, “Battlestar Galactica” TV actress and Mack’s wife, Nicki Clyne, and India Oxenberg, the daughter of “Dynasty” TV star Catherine Oxenberg.
“Basically, avoid contact with anyone you know associated in any way with NXIVM. Do you understand?” Judge Viktor Pohorelsky asked Mack on Tuesday.
“Yes, your Honor,” Mack responded, appearing nervous with her hands behind her back and wearing a khaki jail outfit and blue sneakers.
Mack’s whereabouts will be monitored by California officials while she stays in her parents’ Los Alamitos, Calif., home awaiting her next hearing, officials said.