During a recent interview on the Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast, Smallville star Tom Welling finally broke his silence on former co-star Allison Mack’s involvement in the NXIVM sex cult.
In April 2018, Allison Mack was arrested on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy, with prosecutors alleging the Smallville alum manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for NXIVM spiritual leader Keith Raniere. One year later, Allison Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering charges, with her sentencing scheduled for this September.
The cast of Smallville have remained silent on Allison Mack’s case for the most part, but Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum opened up about their reaction to the news during a conversation on the latter’s podcast. Much like the fans of Smallville, Tom Welling said he was just as stunned as everyone else to hear of Allison Mack’s role in the sex cult:
“I didn’t know anything about it. I was very surprised to read anything about it. It’s sounds very bizarre. Allison was always a nice person around me.”
Michael Rosenbaum concurred with Tom Welling’s sentiment, comparing the disbelief he initially felt to how it must feel if someone informed him a close family member murdered someone. However, Michael Rosenbaum added “things have added up” and recalled Allison Mack’s history with unrelated self-help groups during their time together on Smallville:
“And now, things have added up and… you’re sort of in the middle where you’re like, ‘Hey, I’ll always have love for Allison, but did this really happen?’ … I don’t know what to say… I always knew, back in the day, they were part of like a self-help thing, but it wasn’t even this; this was something that happened later. I remember one time, maybe it was Allison who asked me or something and she was just like, ‘Hey, you should try coming to it,’ and I was like, ‘No. I don’t know. It’s not for me.'”
On Wednesday, NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere was found guilty of federal sex trafficking and forced labor charges.
Allison Mack is best known for her role in the Superman prequel series Smallville as Chloe Sullivan, the intrepid journalist who became one of the best friends and most trusted confidants of Tom Welling’s Clark Kent. Chloe made her debut in the pilot of Smallville and Allison Mack remained in the role for ten seasons until the series finale.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Allison Mack and the NXIVM case.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.