Kim Kardashian enlists high-power attorney to fight for child sex trafficking victim, sentenced to prison for killing alleged rapist

Cyntoia Brown, a girl who was just 16 when she killed a man in Tennessee after he reportedly raped her, was sentenced to life in prison for murder 2006. The case was recently thrust back into the spotlight after several celebrities sparked a #FreeCyntoiaBrown campaign. Now, high-power Los Angeles attorney, Shawn Holley, has joined in at the urging of Kim Kardashian.

FOX News reports that Holley, who worked on O.J. Simpson’s defense team, as well as with other clients such as Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Tupac, and Paris Hilton, was recruited by Kardashian to help fight for Brown, now 29, who remains in a Tennessee prison for killing a man she said raped and abused and her.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Brown shot and killed Nashville real estate agent, Johnny Allen, 43, in 2004, while he slept in his home. She later told detectives that her abusive boyfriend, a 24-year-old called “Kutthroat” or “Cut-throat” raped her, molested her, and trafficked her for sex. The forced prostitution eventually landed her at Allen’s home after she met him at a Sonic fast food restaurant.

“He [Kutthroat] would explain to me that some people were born whores, and that I was one, and I was a slut, and nobody’d want me but him, and the best thing I could do was just learn to be a good whore,” Brown said to a judge a during 2012 appeal hearing.

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She claimed she met Allen on August 5, 2004, and right away had an uneasy feeling about him. She said Allen kept “standing over her,” and later, while they were both in bed, she saw him reach over for what she thought was a gun. She said she shot Allen, a former sharp shooter in the U.S. Army, in the head, after fearing for her life.

She took his two guns and his money before she fled his home. Brown ended up at a local Walmart, where she made an anonymous call to police and told them Allen had been shot. Prosecutors alleged her motive was robbery, and subsequently, she was sentenced to life in prison.

According to Huffpost, in 2011, PBS aired Me Facing Life: The Cyntoia Brown Story, which helped Brown gain national attention, but it wasn’t enough to sway a judge to grant her appeal. She’s earned a college degree while behind bars and is considered a model prisoner, but as of now, she remains at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville with parole eligibility at age 69.

“[Cyntoia] was a victim of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. She was on the tail end of three generations of women being abused. Her birth mother had been raped and Cyntoia was born from that rape,” filmmaker Dan Birman, who made the documentary, told FOX News.

Celebrities including Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Kim Kardashian, and LeBron James have all showed their support for Brown, typically on social media, where they demanded “justice” and answers.

Nashville lawyer Charles Bone, who continues to work on Brown’s case pro-bono, expressed his gratitude for Holley and the celebrities joining his plight to free his client.

“We were very, very appreciative of the fact that such an incredible number of celebrities would join our plea.”

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