Cyntoia Brown

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She's Newly Freed, and Now Newly Married

Cyntoia Brown marries musician J. Long

(Newser) - Cyntoia Brown, an inmate recently released on clemency after being given a life sentence at the age of 16, has married recording artist J. Long, formerly associated with the R&B group Pretty Ricky. Wes Yoder, a representative for Brown-Long, the name she now goes by, confirmed Monday the two... More »

Cyntoia Brown Is Released From Prison

High-profile case had Kim Kardashian, Rihanna up in arms

(Newser) - Cyntoia Brown, the woman who said she was a 16-year-old sex-trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004, was released from prison Wednesday after being granted clemency, the Tennessean reports. Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, and other celebrities had lobbied for Brown's release , and then-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam agreed... More »

Kim Kardashian West Plans to Take the Bar in 2022

She wants to become a lawyer

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West still makes headlines for things like posing in a skimpy leotard , but she's also been making headlines for her work as an advocate for criminal justice reform: She was a big part of the push that got Cyntoia Brown granted clemency , helped convince President Trump to... More »

Clemency Is Granted in High-Profile Murder Case

Cyntoia Brown killed a man at age 16 after being forced into prostitution in Tennessee

(Newser) - Cyntoia Brown, the Tennessee woman whose case sparked outrage when she was sentenced to life in prison for what she says was a killing in self-defense when she was 16, won't be spending decades behind bars after all. Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday granted the now-30-year-old Brown a full... More »

Woman: I Killed in Self-Defense. Court: 51 Years Behind Bars

Cyntoia Brown says she was forced into prostitution as teen, shot man to save her own life

(Newser) - Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and others have gone to bat for a woman fighting a life sentence for killing a man when she was a teen, after she says she was forced into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend. Now, per People , the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that Cyntoia Brown, 30,... More »

Outraged Rihanna Takes Up Cause of Woman Serving Life

Cyntoia Brown killed a man who paid her for sex when she was 16

(Newser) - If the name Cyntoia Brown isn't familiar, that could change soon thanks to the advocacy of Rihanna and other celebs. An Instagram post by Rihanna caused the hashtag FREECYNTOIABROWN to go viral Tuesday, reports the Tennessean . The 29-year-old Brown is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for a murder... More »

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