“Smallville” TV actress and accused Nxivm slave master Allison Mack may take the stand against the alleged sex-cult’s leader, his lawyer acknowledged Monday.
Lawyers for both sides of the case were vetting potential jurors for the upcoming trial of Nxivm chief Keith Raniere when the development surfaced.
A potential juror, identified only as “No. 16,” had been telling the court that he’d read media reports about the case, including “some writings about the actress.
“At least, what happened to the individual,” the prospective juror said of Mack, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges, including extortion and forced labor.
“It’s not like I’m in the dark,” he said.
Raniere’s lawyer, Marc Agnifilo, said the man should be tossed from the case, given his knowledge of other defendants such as Mack.
“I think that person might testify,” Agnifilo said of the 36-year-old actress.
Mack’s lawyers did not immediately return messages regarding Agnifilo’s comment.
They have declined to answer questions about her possible cooperation following her guilty plea.
Openings are scheduled in Raniere’s case for May 7.
He faces charges of racketeering conspiracy, sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of a child.
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