On Monday, Smallville alum Allison Mack pleaded guilty to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for NXIVM spiritual leader Keith Raniere.
Smallville veteran Allison Mack pleaded guilty to charges as jury selection at the federal case against NXIVM is beginning. As she pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, Allison Mack reportedly wept while apologizing to the women who prosecutors say were exploited by Keith Raniere and the NXIVM group, making the following statement to a judge in federal court in Brooklyn:
“I believed Keith Raniere’s intentions were to help people, and I was wrong.”
Allison Mack added:
“I know I can and will be a better person.”
On Monday, Allison Mack stated she obtained compromising information and images of two unidentified women at Keith Raniere’s direction, which she threatened to make public if they didn’t perform “so-called acts of love.” Within the group, the compromising material was referred to as “collateral.”
Allison Mack’s sentencing is set for September 11th. The Smallville veteran’s guilty plea means she will avoid going to trial with Keith Raniere, heiress Clare Bronfman, and Kathy Russell (a member of Raniere’s inner circle), who have all pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing.
Allison Mack is best known for her role in Smallville as Chloe Sullivan, the intrepid journalist who became one of Clark Kent’s best friends and most trusted confidant. The character first appeared in the pilot of Smallville and Allison Mack remained in the role for ten seasons until the series finale.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Avengers Suit Up In New ‘Endgame’ International Character Posters
Marvel Thailand has released a batch of official character posters for Avengers: Endgame.
The new posters feature Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the remaining members of the Avengers, as well as Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy characters Nebula and Rocket Raccoon. The heroes can be seen suited up and ready for their next battle against the Mad Titan Thanos.
You can check out the first Avengers: Endgame character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it which has now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population which was turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Here is the plot synopsis for Endgame:
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: Marvel Thailand