#FreeCyntoiaBrown has gone viral after celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian caught wind of her story. Cyntoia Brown was convicted of murder when she was 16, after being raped and sextrafficked.
Cyntoia Brown was sex trafficked by a pimp named Kutthroat who was physically, sexually and verbally abusive and eventually sold her to 43-year-old Nashville realtor Johnny Allen, a court heard during her trial in 2004.
Brown, who feared that former Army sharp shooter Allen planned to kill her, eventually grabbed one of her captor's guns and killed him, Fox 17 reports.
But when the case came to court, she was sentenced to life in prison. She won't be eligible for parole for at least 51 years.
The case is getting new attention after a tweet showing Brown in court and detailing her case with the hashtag #FreeCyntoiaBrown went viral on Monday.
Now celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, are using their fame to call for Justice for Brown.
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Since Rihanna and Kim Kardashian caught wind of Brown's story, they both took to social media calling for justice and for Brown to be released from jail.
Brown's story is tragic and shines a light on the injustices of our justice system. She's lost the last 13 years of her life after being drugged and sexually assaulted numerous times. Today, she would have been considered a victim under current laws.