‘Smallville’ Star Allison Mack Released From Prison Early for Role in Sex Trafficking Cult Case

Allison Mack at the WB Network's 2002 Summer Party in Hollywood, CA 07-13-02 — Photo by s_bukley

Allison Mack, best known for her role on the TV series Smallville, has been released from prison early after being sentenced to three years for her involvement in the NXIVM cult sex trafficking case.

The news of her release was confirmed by Federal Bureau of Prisons records and reported by various outlets, including the Associated Press, on Wednesday (July 5).

In 2018, Mack was arrested along with several other prominent figures associated with NXIVM, including ringleader Keith Raniere.

Mack was indicted on multiple charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.

Mack was sentenced in June 2021 after pleading guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges in connection to NXIVM.

She initially faced up to 17 years in prison, but received a reduced sentence of three years due to her cooperation with prosecutors in their case against Raniere, who was sentenced to 120 years in prison.

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Mack’s involvement with NXIVM gained widespread attention through the HBO docuseries The Vow, which premiered in 2020, and delved into the inner workings of the organization.

NXIVM, which was established in 1998, initially presented itself as a self-help program. Over the years, the organization claimed to have helped thousands of individuals, including several Hollywood actresses like Mack.

However, there was something far more sinister going on within NXIVM’s secret society, authorities said.

The practices within NXIVM often involved female recruits being branded with Raniere’s initials and coerced into engaging in sexual encounters with him. These acts were presented as prerequisites for becoming a part of the group’s inner circle.

Prosecutors alleged Mack actively recruited and groomed women to serve as sexual partners for the group’s leader, Keith Raniere. While Raniere held the highest position within the organization, Mack played a prominent role as one of his top female deputies.

In a court filing before her sentencing, Mack expressed remorse and apologized for her role in NXIVM.

“I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM,” Mack wrote in a court filing ahead of her sentencing. “I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man.”

Mack’s release makes her the first NXIVM defendant to complete their sentencing. Other notable figures involved in the case, such as former NXIVM president Nancy Salzman and operations director Clare Bronfman, are scheduled to be released in the coming years.