Kim Kardashian Says She's Phoned Her Lawyers for Cyntoia Brown

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2017

Cyntoia Brown was imprisoned in 2006 over the death of real estate agent Johnny Allen, who solicited her when she was just 16. The jury sided with the prosecution, and sentenced Brown to life in prison.

She also details a life of abuse, with her mother and grandmother being survivors of rape and her adopted father being physically abusive. She also has a neurodevelopmental disorder, which is characterized by a "severe mental disease and defect" and has lowered her IQ, which was never told to jurors. Although her case has been closed, the details surrounding her repeated sexual, physical and verbal abuse have alarmed many, who call for her to be freed. Birman has been familiar with Brown for 14 years and made a documentary, "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story", about her life. "Cause.... Something is horribly wrong when the system enables these rapists and the victim is thrown away for life!"

"I shot him", she said in a conversation that was recorded shortly after the crime.

Brown testified that "Cut-throat" had pulled a gun on her, forced her to strip, and once choked her until she nearly passed out.

She has already served 13 years of her life sentence, and won't be eligible for parole for another 51 years. Here are five things you should know about the sex trafficking victim jailed for killing her abuser and her case. Kim Kardashian wrote on Twitter. "I've called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this".

Brown admitted that she shot and killed Allen but did so because she feared he would kill her. "We have to do better & do what's right". In extreme brevity, Ms Brown was the result of an incredibly hard upbringing which saw her forced into prostitution at 16.

Brown, now in her 20s, said that when she arrived a Allen's home she found it was full of guns and became convinced he was going to kill her.

"The justice system is so backwards!"

She tweeted: "The system has failed".

Tennessee residents have rallied for Brown's freedom, launching a clemency petition that is close to getting the 125,000 signatures necessary to get it delivered to Donald Trump. This prompted Brown to grab a gun from her purse and shoot him in the head, reported AP. Unfortunately, the law did not pertain to Brown, considering the change came about after her imprisonment. I have the stigma of being an inmate", Brown said of her achievement "But I try not to get caught up in the negative.

Since Birman's documentary, the laws in Tennessee have changed and now it states that a person has to be 18 years or older to be charged for prostitution and children are automatically considered to be the victim in sex trafficking cases.

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