NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Social media posts by stars Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West are bringing new light to a FOX 17 News investigation regarding Cyntoia Brown, a child sex slave who is currently jailed in Nashville for killing the man who used her.
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 pic.twitter.com/73y26mLp7u— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 21, 2017
Both posts end with the hashtag -- #FreeCyntoiaBrown, which has now gone viral. The stars, among thousands of others on social media, are demanding justice for Brown.
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
Brown was bought for sex at the young age of 16 by a 43-year-old Nashville real-estate agent, whom she later killed.
The jury sentenced Brown under the law at the time giving her life in prison. She’d only be eligible for parole is after serving 51 years. She would be 67.
Watch the full investigative report from FOX 17 News:
A documentary from Filmmaker Dan Birman documents seven years of following the case.
There are now plenty who want her set free. It’s a very dedicated group of people working on a clemency campaign for Cyntoia.
They want the Governor and the Parole Board to really look at the unique factors of her case. Unique factors like the work she's done behind bars for years, long before anyone floated the idea of clemency.
Thousands have taken to social media using the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown:
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