Tennessee woman Cyntoia Brown is finally a free woman after serving nearly 20 years in prison for killing a man who used her as a sex slave.
After mounted celebrity support, Brown tasted freedom Wednesday morning in Tennessee.
Cyntoia Brown walked free from a Tennessee prison early Wednesday after serving 15 years behind bars for the murder of a man she testified bought her for sex when she was a teenager. “Early this morning offender Cyntoia Brown was released the Tennessee Prison for Women,” the Tennessee Department of Correction said in a statement around 3:30 a.m. local time. (Aol.)
Her release has already sparked a ton of positive celeb reactions.
Brown’s heartbreaking backstory on what ultimately sent her to prison on a life sentence inspired support from high-profile entertainers like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian.
Brown, now 31, leaves the Tennessee Prison for Women after serving 15 years of a life sentence for the 2004 shooting death of 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent Johnny Allen. She will be on parole for 10 years. Brown, whose case garnered national attention for years and drew support from high-profile celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian-West, inspired masses to advocate for her release. (Tennessean)