Allison Mack, a US actor known for her role in the television series Smallville, was released from prison early on Monday, July 3, 2023, after serving two years for her role in a sex-trafficking case tied to a cult-like group called Nxivm. She pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges in April 2019 related to her efforts to recruit women to the Nxivm sex cult.

Mack was sentenced to three years in prison, but her sentence was reduced after providing evidence to help prosecutors pursue their case against the group’s leader, Keith Raniere.

Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison for multiple crimes, including forcing women to be his sexual “slaves”. Before her sentencing, Mack apologized to those she said had been harmed by her actions, calling her involvement with the group “the biggest mistake and regret of my life”.