Former Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk has broken her silence on her involvement in the sex cult that co-star Allison Mack rose to the top of.
Kreuk has denied that she helped recruit women to be 'sex slaves' in the secretive New York-based group called NXIVM after cult leader Keith Raniere was arrested this week for sex trafficking.
Following Raniere's arrest in the Mexican resort village of Puerto Vallarta, reports emerged that Kreuk had allegedly lured women into the organization.
Raniere, 57, ran NXIVM as a self-help organization for years but later created a secret society within it called DOS, which former members have described as a 'sex cult'.
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Former Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk (left) has denied that she helped recruit women to be 'sex slaves' in the NXIVM cult that her co-star Allison Mack (right) rose to the top of
Cult leader Keith Raniere was arrested (pictured above) in Mexican resort village of Puerto Vallarta this week and extradited to Texas to face sex trafficking charges
Kreuk said in a Twitter statement on Thursday that she had taken a course at NXIVM when she was 23 that she understood to be a 'self-help/personal growth course that helped me with my previous shyness'.
'I left about five years ago and have had minimal contact with those who were still involved. The accusations that I was in the 'inner circle' or recruiting women as 'sex slaves' are blatantly false,' she said.
'During my time, I never experienced an illegal or nefarious activity.
'I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS. Thank you to all the brave women who have come forward to share their stories and expose DOS; I can’t imagine how difficult this has been for you.
'I am deeply disturbed and embarrassed to have been associated with NXIVM. I hope that the investigation leads to justice for all of those affected.'
Her former Smallville co-star Allison Mack is said to be Raniere's right-hand woman at NXIVM, sources told DailyMail.com.
Mack was among those filmed chased down Mexican police officers after they arrested Raniere over the weekend - four months after he crossed the border following the launch of a federal probe into his cult.
Video that was first obtained by Art Voice shows Mack in a state of disbelief as officials arrest Raniere. The women can then be heard saying that they are going to get into a car and follow the officers.
On the run: A group of women that includes Smallville actress Allison Mack (above) chases after the police car after it leaves the $10,000-a-week property
South of the border: Mack posted a photo of herself at a coffee shop in Mexico earlier this month
A local authority tells DailyMail.com that the women then engaged in a high-speed car chase with police.
Mexican authorities found Raniere surrounded by a group of women at a $10,000-a-week luxury villa on Sunday.
He was extradited to Fort Worth, Texas on Monday and charged with sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy.
An individual with former ties to NXIVM told DailyMail.com that Mack was joined in the video by a group of women including actress Nicki Clyne and high-profile members Lauren Salzman and Loreta Garza.
Mack is believed to have only recently traveled down to Mexico with her social media showing her in the area for just the past month.
The group, which has been described by former members as a 'sex cult', claims to be a self-help organization that operates centers in US, Mexico, Canada and South America.
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