Kim Kardashian West has reportedly enlisted the help of high-powered attorneys to help free a sex trafficking survivor who was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who solicited her for prostitution.
Cyntonia Brown, a 29-year-old woman who was sentenced as an adult at 16-years-old for killing Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate agent who allegedly solicited sex from her.
Kim tweeted an emotional plea to her social media followers. It reads: 'Imagine at the age of 16 being sex-trafficked by a pimp named 'cut throat.' After days of being repeatedly drugged and raped by different men you were purchased by a 43-year-old child predator who took you to his home to use you for sex.
'You end up finding enough courage to fight back and shoot and kill him. Your arrested as result and convicted as an adult and sentenced to life in prison.
'This is the story of Cyntonia Brown. She will be eligible for parole when she is 69 years old.'
Kim's attorney, Shawn Holley, told The Blast that the star 'asked me to help her find a way to help.'
Holley said he has a conference call scheduled for Friday to begin discussions regarding Brown’s case.
Brown was 16 years old in 2004 when she fatally shot Allen in Tennessee, according to court documents and multiple local reports. She admitted to fatally shooting Allen in the back of the head.
Brown has been behind bars for more than 13 years and becomes eligible for parole soon after she turns 69. The woman reportedly endured repeated sexual abuse as a kid, according to the Tennessean.
The paper further reports that Brown had been in and out of the custody of the Department of Children’s Services 'for years.'
Brown said she was forced to prostitute by a boyfriend who essentially became the underage girl’s pimp, taking the money that she would make. She claimed she shot Allen in self-defense because she allegedly saw him reach for his gun.
Although she has been incarcerated for more than a decade, interest in her story was reignited when stars like Kardashian West, Rihanna and Cara Delevingne shared a tweet about her controversial case.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.