New York - "Smallville" actress Allison Mack may testify against the alleged leader of an Albany, New York-based sex cult whose followers had "dozens" of abortions at his behest, it was revealed in court Monday.
The revelations were made during jury selection in the trial of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, whose supposed self-help group fronted a demented sex sect in which victims were branded, tortured and sexually abused, federal prosecutors say.
Raniere, 58, is headed to trial by himself in early May after his co-defendants, including Mack, 35, and Seagram's liquor heiress Clare Bronfman, 40, pleaded guilty to crimes relating to the group's dark doings.
Monday was the first day of jury selection at what is expected to be the cult leader's salacious trial.
The fact that Mack may testify came out during a discussion about a prospective juror who said he had read about the case and specifically recalled "writings" related to the actress' involvement.