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Celebrities rally for sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown serving life for killing her abuser

November 23, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Celebrities rally for sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown serving life for killing her abuser

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Celebrities are supporting a sex trafficking victim turned killer Cyntoia Brown, currently serving a life sentence for murdering a man who paid her for sex when she was 16-years-old.

Now 29-years-old, Cyntoia Brown was given life in prison in 2004 for shooting and killing Nashville realtor, Johnny Allen.

Brown was a runaway who was coerced into prostitution by a man who went by the nickname Kutthroat. Before she was auctioned off to Allen, she claimed she was drugged and raped and asserted that she shot the realtor out of panic that he would murder her.

Prosecutors contended that her motivation was robbery since the teen stole Allen’s wallet and firearm after she shot him, and she was given 51 years to life for first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and prostitution, Fox 17 reported.

did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? 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! #FREECYNTOIABROWN #HowManyMore

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However, after interviews with Brown from a documentary by Dan Birman were released by Fox 17 last week, celebrities gathered around her cause.

“Did we somehow change the definition of #JUSTICE along the way?? Something is wrong when the system enables rapists, and the victim is thrown away for life!” Rihanna posted on her social media on Tuesday with the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown.

Kim Kardashian West also posted about the woman and tweeted that she has called her lawyers to “see what can be done to fix this.”

“The system has failed. It’s heartbreaking to see a girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight is jailed for life!” she said on Twitter.

Cara Delvigne, Snoop Dogg, and T.I. also posted on social media about the case.

At the Tennessee Prison for Women, Brown obtained her Associates Degree and is working to get her Bachelor’s while assisting with the Juvenile Justice system as an unpaid consultant.

If her case were to be heard currently, she’d be treated as a child trafficking victim because of a change in Tennessee law that took effect in 2011, which states that anyone under the age of 18 can’t be charged with prostitution.

She’ll be eligible for parole after she serves 51 years when she is 67.

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