The sentencing of Cyntoia Brown -- a name that is now recognized as the woman behind bars for killing a man who allegedly solicited her for prostitution and sexually assaulted her as a teen -- took place back in 2004, but thanks to social media, her case has recently gone viral and captured attention from outraged stars such as Rihanna, T.I., Snoop Dogg and Kim Kardashian. Now, the reality star is offering up her legal team to help free Brown.
The 29-year-old Tennessee woman was charged for murder as an adult at the age of 16, after admitting to shooting and killing a 43-year-old man who she says was using her as a sex slave. Brown was sentenced to 60 years, with 51 served before the possibility of parole.
Upon hearing the details of the unfortunate case, Kim Kardashian vowed to help in any way possible, tweeting “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” on Tuesday (Nov. 21).