The heartbreaking and disturbing news about 16 year-old sex traffick victim Cyntoia Brown has gone viral. Just to back track; Brown was being sex- trafficked by a pimp named ‘Cut Throat’. After being drugged and raped repeatedly by different men, she was then sold to a 43 year-old child predator. Eventually, Cyntoia found the courage and strength to fight back, resulting in her killing him. What should have been an happy ending turned out to be an even worse nightmare for the victim.
Cyntoia Brown was tried and convicted as an adult and sentenced to life in prison.
As most of us share the same thoughts and views on this case, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian felt the need to express their feelings on the matter publicly as well as offering any help possible.
Rihanna posted a picture of Cyntoia along with the caption:
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
Kim K also shared a tweet in response to the unjust verdict:
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
This situation is unfortunate and unjust. We hope that everyone continues to speak out and support Cyntoia Brown through this difficult time.