Celebrities Rally for Cyntoia Brown’s Freedom

| November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cyntoia Brown is young girl imprisoned for killing the man who solicited her as a 16-year-old child sex slave. Her story has gone viral on the internet with many supporters wish to have her set free.

In 2004, Brown stepped into Johnny Mitchell Allen’s pickup truck after the 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent solicited her for sex. They drove to his home, went to his bed and soon after, Brown shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her.

She was sentenced to life in prison at the Tennessee Prison for Women with a chance of parole at age 67, despite having been abused and raped repeatedly as a victim of sex trafficking.

Following her case for seven years, the film was so powerful that it helped change Tennessee laws for children like Brown in 2011. Now, anyone 18 or younger can’t even be charged with prostitution. But despite its impact, Brown still sits in jail after a traumatic childhood that led to the fatal incident.

On social media and in her hometown there’s been a rallying cry to get Brown out of jail by presenting her case to the Governor and the Parole Board. Now 28 years old, Brown has completed her associate’s degree and is now working on her master’s. In December 2016, pictures of her receiving her associate’s from Lipscomb University’s in-jail program showed a hopeful Brown.

Derri Smith, the Founder of End Slavery TN, spoke candidly to Fox 17 News about Brown’s case. “She did kill someone, she deeply regrets it, but she was a child and she was being exploited,” Smith said.

Sign the petition to get Cyntoia free.

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