Celebrity Kim Kardashian steps forward to help sentenced child sex slave, Cyntoia Brown who had killed her abuser.
Brown’s case and pictures resurfaced on the internet last week. Cyntoia was a former child sex slave who killed her abuser at age of 16. She was sentenced for life imprisonment. She has already served 13 years of this sentence and is now gathering the support from celebrities and NGOs worldwide.
The star enlisted her legal team to help Brown in her life sentence case.
Cyntoia who is 29 year old has gained the sympathies and support of many recognized personalities. Kim asked her lawyer, Shawn Holley to probe into the matter and aid her with.
According to Fox 17 reports, Brown was sold into sex slavery at a young age of 16. A pimp named ‘Kutthroat’ sold her to a 43 year old realtor in Nashville. Before selling Brown to Johnny Allen, realtor, the pimp abused Brown physically, sexually and verbally. These details came under the light during Brown’s hearing in 2004.
Moreover, Cyntoia feared that his ‘owner’ Allen wanted to kill her. She killed Allen to defend herself.
However, the court found Cyntoia guilty and ordered to imprison her for life. Not only that but also she would not get parole for at least 51 years.
Kim has been extremely vocal about Brown’s case lately. She has asked her legal team to not only help Cyntoia but also her prison inmate, ‘Alicia Johnson’. Alicia was the one who helped Brown’s case come under the spotlight.
“Kim asked me several weeks ago how she could help Alice Johnson in her fight for justice. We then began corresponding with Alice and her team of lawyers,” Holley, Kim’s lawyer told the Daily News.
“Since then, Kim has championed the cause of Cyntoia Brown and asked me to help her get involved in that effort as well.”
This is what Kim said on Twitter,
‘The system has failed. It’s heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life!’
‘We have to do better & do what’s right. I’ve called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this. #FreeCyntoiaBrown’.
The case is trending globally under the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown after Brown’s image in the court went viral on Monday.
Celebrities other than Kim have also stepped up to voice their concern for Brown’s case.
Rihanna took to Twitter and said,
‘We somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way??’ she wrote in an Instagram post, ’cause….. Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life!
‘To each of you responsible for this child’s sentence I hope to God you don’t have children, because this could be your daughter being punished for punishing already!’
Verdict shocked the world. Brown carried the charges of first degree murder with the intention of robbery. This sentence has opened the eyes of the lawmakers. According to them, the Acts should be modified.
The Founder of ‘End Slavery’, Derri Smith, told Fox News: ‘She did kill someone, she deeply regrets it, but she was a child and she was being exploited.’
Daniel H. Birman’s 2011 documentary featured Cyntoia’s case, ‘Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story’. The documentary revealed some heart wrenching details about Brown’s family’s abuse history. Before her, Cyntoia’s mother and grandmother were also victims of rape.
‘She had no chance,’ Birman said of Brown in the documentary.(Dailymail)
Cyntoia Brown is an associate who completed her degree behind the bars. Now 29, she works for the Juvenile Justice System as an unpaid consultant.
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