Kim Kardashian has enlisted her legal team to help in the case of Cyntoia Brown, a former child sex slave who killed her pimp named Kutthroat when she was 16.
Brown's case went viral this week when it emerged she had already served 13 years of a life sentence, and the now 29-year-old has secured the backing of the Miss Kardashian in her clemency campaign.
The reality TV star, who has has been vocal in her disgust at Brown's case, has instructed her lawyer Shawn Holley to help the campaign - and that as well of Alice Johnson's - another prison inmates whose case has gone viral.
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Cyntoia Brown (pictured in court) was just 16 when she was sex trafficked by a pimp named Kutthroat who was physically, sexually and verbally abusive
Johnson, a 62-year-old grandmother and former FedEx worker, is 21 years into a life sentence for her first-time, nonviolent drug conviction, where she acted as a messenger between drugs rings.
'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 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,' Holley said on Thursday.
Then 16-year-old Brown was sex trafficked by a pimp named Kutthroat who was physically, sexually and verbally abusive and eventually sold her to 43-year-old Nashville realtor Johnny Allen, a court heard during her trial in 2004.
Brown, who feared that former Army sharp shooter Allen planned to kill her, eventually grabbed one of her captor's guns and killed him, Fox 17 reports.
Kim K (pictured) Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are now demanding justice for her
But when the case came to court, she was sentenced to life in prison. She won't be eligible for parole for at least 51 years.
The case is getting new attention after a tweet showing Brown in court and detailing her case with the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown went viral on Monday.
Celebrities beyond Miss Kardashian began using their fame to call for Justice for Brown.
Kim K said she has even called her own legal team to see if they can help fight Brown's case.
'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!' she tweeted.
'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'.
British model Cara Delevingne was also horrified, writing in an Instagram post: 'The justice system is so backwards!!! This is completely insane #freecyntoiabrown.'
Singer Rihanna said something had gone 'horribly wrong' for a sex trafficked, 16-year-old girl to be jailed for life for shooting her abuser.
'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!'
Singer Lauren Jauregui also tweeted her fury, demanding the courts 'stop punishing and shaming victims, telling them it is their fault is untrue.'
The case is getting new attention after this tweet showing Brown in court and detailing her case with the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown went viral on Monday
Rapper Tip wrote 'Free da GOAT' with a picture of Brown on his Instagram
Singer Lauren Jauregui also tweeted her fury, demanding the courts 'stop punishing and shaming victims, telling them it is their fault is untrue'
During her trial, it was revealed Brown was a runaway who was forced into prostitution by Kutthroat.
She testified that she was repeatedly hit, choked, and dragged, and almost always had a gun pointing at her.
Before she was sold to Allen, she'd repeatedly been raped and given drugs, which she said made her paranoid.
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.
Her mother also testified in court that she had drank heavily while pregnant with Brown who had fetal alcohol syndrome which can cause mild to severe mental birth defects.
But prosecutors said that the motivation for murder had been robbery as the teen had taken Allen's wallet and guns after shooting him.
Brown was sentenced to 51 years