A judge has refused to apply to TV producer Allison Mack for more time to negotiate a case working in the case of a drug trade against a New York self-help group.
Witnesses want Mack to ask his federal judge Nicholas Garaufis to put off a trial which will begin next month.
Mack is best known for his role as close friend Superman in the CW "Smallville" network series. "
Prosecutors have been accused of dressing sex slaves for Keith Raniere and his similar culture called NXIVM.
Raniere has claimed not to be guilty of conspiracy charges.
Two members of the inner circle have pleaded guilty, and Mack and two other co-ordinators are requesting separate tests.
The message on Saturday did not get a reply immediately from one of Mack's solicitors.