Former "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk took to social media Thursday refuting a New York Post article that she and former co-star Allison Mack used their celebrity status to help recruit unsuspecting young women into a sex cult.
"When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM 'intensive,' what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness," Kreuk wrote. "The accusations that I was in the 'inner circle' or recruited women as 'sex slaves' are blatantly false."
The New York Post story alleges Kreuk and Mack signed up for a seminar in upstate New York run by self-help guru Keith Raniere, who was arrested earlier this week and charged by federal prosecutors with running a violent sex-slave cult called NXIVM (pronounced nexium). Victims were allegedly brandished with his initials and brainwashed into forced labor.
The article reports Kreuk signed up, but left in 2012 shortly after reports first surfaced that Raniere was having sex with underage girls in the program.
"During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS," wrote Kreuk. DOS is reportedly a secretive subgroup within NXIVM called “Dominus Obsequious Sororium” in which women were allegedly coerced into serving as sex slaves.
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According to a report in People.com, Raniere, 57, is in custody in Texas following his arrest and will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, next week.