True. Allison Mack committed the felonies, now she has to pay her penance. Accept her guilt, no excuses.
After she serves her prison term, the honorable course would be to slink off unnoticed, keep a low profile, and be ashamed of herself. I really don’t want to hear she has written a book about her experiences, or is trying to resurrect her acting career, or is setting up as an advocate for any damned thing. The last thing she should ever do is offer anyone advice. She had her go at changing the world for the better, and it turned to shit for her and everyone she came in contact with.
I don’t want to hear any excuses from her. And the excuses are ready-made: how she was misled. Misled by a man. How she was ill-treated and brainwashed and she bears no responsibility because she’s a woman and women are taught they can’t blah, blah, blah.
There’s a ready-made narrative to absolve her of guilt, but I’m not buying it. And likely as not, by the time Mack is out of prison in five years or so, the current identity-politics nuttiness will have blown over sufficiently that she won’t be able to claim membership in a victim group.
She bears responsibility for her criminal behavior, and she needs to carry it for the rest of her life.