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Former 'Smallville' Star Denies Report of Recruiting Victims Into Sex Cult

Victims were allegedly brandished with the cult leader's initials and brainwashed into forced labor

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    Kristin Kreuk is denying a report she used her celebrity status to help recruit unsuspecting young women into a sex cult.

    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.

     

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    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.

    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.