Former Smallville star Allison Mack, known for her role as a young Superman’s close friend, has been released from a California prison after serving a three-year sentence in connection with a sex-trafficking case tied to the group NXIVM. Mack, 40, pleaded guilty two years prior to charges of manipulating women to become sex slaves for NXIVM leader Keith Raniere.
According to online records maintained by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Mack was released on Monday from a federal prison located in Dublin, California, near San Francisco. The news of her release was first reported by the Albany Times-Union.
Mack managed to avoid a longer prison term by cooperating with U.S. authorities during the investigation and prosecution of Raniere, who was ultimately sentenced to 120 years in prison on sex-trafficking charges.
She played a crucial role in providing evidence of Raniere’s creation of a secret society, which involved brainwashing women and branding them with his initials, coercing them into engaging in sexual activities with him.
The group also included prominent individuals such as Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, and a daughter of TV star Catherine Oxenberg from Dynasty fame.
Before her sentencing in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Mack expressed remorse and guilt for her actions, having disavowed Raniere. Her cooperation aided prosecutors in building a case against Raniere and shedding light on the disturbing practices within NXIVM.