“Smallville” stars Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum have finally (briefly) touched on the Allison Mack allegations to her being connected to the NXIVM sex cult.
To quickly catch anyone unfamiliar with the story, Mack was reportedly introduced to NXIVM by her “Smallville” costar Kristin Kreuk in 2006. According to The New York Post, Kruek left before branding started, which Mack has taken credit for coming up with the idea for.
Kreuk admitted that she was involved but was not part of the “inner circle” or recruited women as “sex slaves”. She has not been charged, while Mack’s sentencing will take place this September as part of her plea agreement for racketeering charges.
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The group’s leader, Keith Raniere, is convicted of seven felonies, including child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking.
While on Rosenbaum’s podcast “Inside Of Me”, Welling and Rosenbaum touched on the allegations. “Well, it’s easy for me,” said Welling. “I didn’t know anything about it. So, there you go. I was very surprised to read anything about it. It sounds very bizarre. Allison was always a nice person around me.”
He added, “It’s also funny that people would think we know, or that we would have some like, really like perspective on it.”
Rosenbaum piped in saying that he is having a hard time coming to terms with it.
“I always say this, if somebody said, ‘Hey your brother killed someone?’ ‘No, it’s impossible. You don’t know my brother,'” he said. “Now, Allison and I were never really tight on the show like you and I were. I didn’t really know where she went off and did her own thing. But like if somebody said, ‘Oh, Allison Mack killed [somebody],’ I would go, ‘No, that’s impossible.'”
Right now he is “sort of in the middle” of “always [having] love for Allison” and accepting the new details that keep being released. “I don’t know what to say or what to… other than if it’s true, it’s a tragedy.”
“Ultimately, we both think it’s tragic what happened if that’s what happened,” he added. “We’re all figuring out what the deal is.”