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Celebs Are Reacting To Cyntoia Brown Being Granted Clemency

You've probably been hearing the name Cyntoia Brown a lot these days, and that's because Tennesse's outgoing governor granted her clemency after receiving a life sentence for killing a man who hired her for sex when she was just 16-years-old, says CNN.

Celebs have been taking to social media to praise this decision, and show their support for Cyntoia.

For those who need a rundown, here it is.

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In 2004, Brown was solicited for sex by Johnny Mitchell Allen when she was just 16-years-old.

Brown ended up killing Allen while he slept, and fled the scene. She stole his wallet, alleging that she needed the money to bring back to her pimp.

She was tried as an adult and convincted of murder and robbery, and sentenced to life in prison.

Since her sentencing, many public figures have spoken out against the harsh punishment for a sex-trafficking victim.

As a result, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, granted clemency, an early release, for Brown, who is now 30-years-old.

Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to praise Governor Haslam's decision.

Kim had previously met with Donald Trump to advocate for him to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother who was serving a life sentece for her role facilitating communications in a drug trafficking operation, according to Mic.

Drake took to Instagram to share his excitement after hearing the news.

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He shared that he had been on the phones, calling everyone and trying to see what he could do about the situation.

Actress-activist Alyssa Milano has devoted much her time to standing up for others.

She was overjoyed to hear the news about Brown and took to Twitter to thank Governor Haslam.

Even Jada Pinkett Smith thanked Governor Haslam.

It's amazing to see just how far Brown's story has traveled, and who it has impacted.

Sophia Bush thanked fans, and reminded them to not have the "I'm just one person" outlook.

Because together, it's easy to come together and spark some major and much-needed change in the justice system.

Granting clemency for Cyntoia Brown is a huge step for the justice system.

There's definitely a long way to go, but we're celebrating the wins when we can!