Celebrities are using their powerful voices to react to the unjust case of Cyntoia Brown.
For those who may not be familiar with the story, Brown was only 16 years old when she was arrested for killing a Nashville realtor named Johnny Allen. Allen bought -- Yes, bought -- Brown from a 24-year-old man named "Cut Throat" who forced the teen into sex slavery and would sell her body for money. That's how she ended up in Allen's home, which was filled with firearms.
While Brown was at the much-older realtor's home, she noticed that he was acting very erratic and scary. In fear of her life, Brown shot and killed him with a gun she kept in her purse. This was in 2004. So, for the past 13 years, the former sex slave -- who was abused and tortured for years by multiple older men during her minor years -- has been serving time in jail and awaiting her sentencing.
Unfortunately, Yahoo reports that the child rape survivor was sentenced on Tuesday (Nov. 21) as an adult to life in prison for killing one of her rapists, Allen, all of those years ago. Moreover, Brown won't be eligible for parole until she's 67 years old.
Completely outraged by this ridiculous sentencing, celebs have took to social media to slam the judicial system for the handling of Brown's case. From Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, T.I. and more; celebs want Brown to be brought to justice because they -- and millions of others -- feel like she shouldn't be punished for killing her much-older rapist when she was just a child victim of years of forced sex slavery.
Read celebrities' reactions to Cyntoia Brown's heartbreaking case below.
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 pic.twitter.com/73y26mLp7u— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 21, 2017
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! #FREECYNTOIABROWN #HowManyMore
On god !!!!! free Cynthia Brown free TC 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/et6R32RgrX— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) November 21, 2017