Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne Among Stars Demanding Justice for Cyntoia Brown

Rihanna in Uproar Over Cyntoia Brown Sentencing: “The system enables rapists!”

Rihanna in Uproar Over Cyntoia Brown Sentencing: “The system enables rapists!”

RIHANNA IS among the celebrities demanding justice for sex trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to life in prison after killing her alleged abuser. When she was 16, she lived in a motel with a pimp known as "Kut Throat" who raped and abused her while forcing her to become a prostitute, Mr. Bone said. She testified that he once choked her until she passed out.

In her 2004 trial, Brown told the jury that she was afraid of Allen - he had taken her back to his house full of guns when she was a sex worker - and that's why she shot him. Brown was arrested and convicted for murder as an adult and will not be eligible for parole until she is 69 years old.

In 2011, Brown was the subject of a PBS documentary titled "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story".

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.

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West said she has contacted her lawyers to see how she can help Brown. "We have to do better & do what's right".

Rihanna wrote that something was "horribly wrong" with the justice system that "enables these rapists".

In 2004, she was sold to Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old realtor.

Derri Smith, CEO of End Slavery Tennessee, said in a statement Wednesday that Brown does not deny killing Allen, but is asking for her sentence to be changed to second-degree murder. "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", Rihanna posted on her Instagram. "This is completely insane".

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The attention comes after a documentary from filmmaker Dan Birman shone a light on the case and Brown's ordeal.

During her trial, it was revealed Brown had run away from home and was forced into prostitution by "Cutthroat". That's especially harsh for a victim who was forced into prostitution as an underage girl, deprived of her childhood and has suffered so much. "Cyntoia was 16 years old". In extreme brevity, Ms Brown was the result of an incredibly hard upbringing which saw her forced into prostitution at 16. Despite all this, she earned her associate's degree behind bars through Lipscomb University, and is pursuing her bachelor's.

A clinical and forensic psychiatrist also said that her alcohol-related neurodevelopment disorder (a type of foetal alcohol syndrome disorder that is a "severe mental disease and defect") could explain her erratic behaviour.

The calls to free Brown come as stories of sexual assault by powerful men have dominated the news cycle, and after a slew of celebrities also took up rapper Meek Mill's case, who was sentenced to two to four years for a parole violation.

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