AceShowbiz - Samia Shoaib, who appeared in "The Sixth Sense", has come forward with allegations against Allison Mack, who was arrested on Friday, April 20 for allegedly being involved in NXIVM sex cult. Shoaib alleged that the former "Smallville" star tried to lure her into the twisted world of the alleged sex cult.
Talking to Page Six, Shoaib alleged that Mack sent her overly friendly and frantic emails in attempt to get her in a "women's circle," adding that she still has the alleged emails.
The Pakistan-born actress further opened up that she first met Mack at an audition for an NBC pilot in New York in 2013. Since then, Mack reached out to her and started up a friendship. "Is there anything you have read that you can send to me? I would love to get into your brain a bit?!" Mack allegedly wrote in her email to Shoaib in March 2013.
Shoaib said that while Mack seemed to be desperate at that time, she didn't come across as dangerous. "I wish I could tell you alarm bells went off, but they really didn't. She was a very sweet girl," said the "Pi" actress, adding that she was shocked when she heard the news of her arrest.
The two later met twice after the first meeting, once at an Amsterdam Avenue restaurant and another time at Shoaib’s Upper West Side apartment. Shoaib described Mack as a "fragile and gaunt" woman with dark circles under her eyes. "She was definitely physically suffering," she revealed. "There's no question she was sleep deprived."
During the encounter, Mack brought up an NXIVM-affilliated woman's group called JNess to the discussion. She encouraged Shoaib to join the group, though the latter said that her descriptions of the group were always "very vague."
"She would say, 'It's a bunch of women. We go on a retreat upstate, and we share our experiences and support each other.' That was about it," revealed Shoaib.
Not stopping there, Mack also put Shoaib on the JNess email list and invited her to gatherings and events. The events include a Broadway show and dinner at the Gershwin Theater in 2014. Shoaib, now 47, claimed that Mack lost interest in her when she found out her age.
"I have to be honest with you I did not get any sexual vibes from her at all," Shoaib said. "It's so hard to see her as a sinister character."
While Mack didn't seem like a bad person, Shoaib said that one email stuck out to her the most. "Thank you for last night! I had a lovely time with you and [your friend]. You are both delicious women," Mack allegedly wrote in an email after their final dinner in 2013.
In related news, Mack is scheduled to appear in Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday, April 23 for a bail hearing in a sex trafficking case connected to alleged cult leader Keith Raniere, who was arrested late last month in Mexico.
Mack was arrested for alleged sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. "As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere," United States Attorney Richard P. Donoghue said. "The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants' benefit. This Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting predators who victimize others through sex trafficking and forced labor."
The 35-year-old actress pleaded not guilty to all allegations. According to NBC New York, she remained in custody over the weekend after Judge Cheryl Pollak refused a request from her lawyers to release her without bail.