Celebrities are calling for the release of Cyntoia Brown, the 29-year-old Tennessee woman who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who hired her for sex when she was 16-years-old.
Stars including Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Cara Delevingne all took to social media using the viral hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown after Brown’s 2004 case once again gained attention.
Kardashian has even asked that her own legal team see if there can be anything done for Brown.
“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,” Kardashian West tweeted on Tuesday.
Kardashian West and Rihanna both shared the same photo on social media that contained the statement: “Imagine at the age of 16 being sex-trafficked by a pimp named ‘cut-throat.’ After days of being repeatedly drugged and raped by different men, you were purchased by a 43-year-old child predator who took you to his home to use you for sex. You end up finding enough courage to …read more