22 November 2017
The life sentence handed Cyntoia Brown, a woman who killed the man who she says held her captive as a sex slave and abused her, has meet stern reactions from top American celebrities.
Leading the way, Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have taken to social media to express their disappointment in the American justice system.
Cyntoia was just 16 when she was sold to a Nashville realtor named, Johnny Allen. She feared she was going to be killed, so she killed the man when she had the chance.
After spending the last 13 years in jail, Cyntoia was sentenced to life in prison and she won’t be eligible for parole for another 51 years, when she’s 69.
Reacting to the sentence, Kim wrote on twitter “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.”
Rihanna wrote on Instagram, “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!”
Bella Thorne also wrote “I fucking hate our system. I feel so wrecked about this. I’m so so sorry for everyone wronged by our government.”
Cara Delevingne wrote “The justice system is so backwards!!! This is completely insane #freecyntoiabrown”