Actress Allison Mack will have to receive extensive therapy as part of the sentence in her criminal case.
According to court documents, the federal judge who sentenced Allison to 3-years in prison also ordered her to undergo mental health treatment.
In addition, following her release, she will have to perform 1,000 hours of community service.
Prosecutors claim Allison helped NXIVM leader Keith Raniere run the sick cult that fronted as a self-help program.
They accuse her of running a secret society within NXIVM where she convinced women to brand themselves with Keith’s initials. She protected Keith at all costs until after being arrested herself.
Her mother Mindy Mack claims it took Allison months to finally realize she had been deceived by the cult leader.
She said, "In the beginning of her time with us, she was very emotional and confused about how this could have happened to her, that she did nothing wrong. In her mind, she was following Keith’s guidance in helping herself and other women to conquer their attachments and limitations. She was angry that she had been singled out for punishments when many women were equally involved in the sorority.”
Once she came to her senses, Mindy says, “The shame she felt was crushing her soul."
Prior to sentencing, Allison wrote a letter to the court expressing her remorse over her role in the sex cult.
She said, “I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had. I believed, whole-heartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better, more enlightened version of myself.”
“I devoted my loyalty, my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life,” she added.
As Radar previously reported, Allison was sentenced to 3 years in prison for her role in NXIVM. She was arrested in 2018 but reached a plea deal in 2019. Per her agreement with prosecutors, Allison entered a plea of guilty to two counts of racketeering.
She was facing 20 years in prison on each count.