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Why Rihanna and Kim are sharing Cyntoia Brown's story

Why Rihanna and Kim are sharing Cyntoia Brown's story
From BBC - November 22, 2017

Rihanna and Kim Kardashian have thrown their support behind the case of an abuse victim who killed a man who'd paid to have sex with her.

Cyntoia Brown was jailed for life for murder after she shot Johnny Michael Allen dead when she was 16.

Now 29, she's been in prison for the last 13 years and wo not be eligible for release until she's 57.

Her story was shared online by Rihanna and Kim K, who said the justice system had failed her.

Cyntoia had a tough upbringing.

As a teen, she was sexually abused by a pimp called "cut throat" who sent her out on the streets to earn him money.

In August 2004, she was picked up by Johnny Michael Allen and went back to his house in Tennessee.

During her trial she told the court that she was nervous with him because of how he was acting.

"At first he was stroking me but then he grabbed me in between my legs real hard and gave me this look," she says.

"It was a very fierce look and it sent these chills up my spine."

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