The story of Smallville's Allison Mack and her involvement in the alleged "sex cult" NXIVM (pronounced "Nexium") continues its strange development. According to sources within the organization speaking with Art Voice, Mack reportedly married former BSG actress Nicki Clyne so the latter could remain in the U.S. past the expiration of her visa.
Art Voice also claims Clyne was one of the women seen chasing after Mexican law enforcement vehicles after they arrested NXIVM leader Keith Raniere last month. Both Raniere and Mack have been arrested for their involvement in the organization and its subgroup DOS. They are facing charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor, among others.
According to Art Voice's sources inside the group, Clyne was struggling to fulfill visa obligations and was in danger of being removed from the country. She and Mack reportedly wed as a means of usurping those rules. India Oxenberg, daughter of Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg, is said to have witnessed the nuptials.
Clyne has reportedly been a member of NXIVM since 2006, around the same time Mack was said to have joined the group. According to previous reports, she allegedly left her role on SYFY's Battlestar Galactica in order to join NXIVM full-time.
Meanwhile, Mack was arraigned following her arrest on Friday and pleaded not guilty in federal court. She was ordered held without bail over the weekend ahead of another bail hearing set for Monday. On Monday, court documents were released, signed by Mack and the U.S. Attorney's office, asking for a two-week period to be excluded from federal speedy trial requirements as they are exploring the possibility of a plea deal for the actress. Another bail hearing has reportedly been set for Tuesday, where sources say prosecutors will ask for a "substantial" bail amount and house arrest.
Raniere has also been charged and is awaiting his own arraignment. Both Raniere and Mack face mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years in prison if convicted.