Kim Kardashian just received this letter of thanks from a Grandmother serving life in prison
Whatever you may think of Kim Kardashian, whether you think she is the definition of an attention seeker or the leader of a new wave of feminism, there can be no doubt that she is one of the most famous and influential people in the world. While Kardashian is often viewed as an air-head, who has little opinion on the important things in society, she is actually a very political individual and recently she has become involved in a highly discussed legal case.
Recently, the reality star, 37, has enlisted her legal team to help with the case of Alice Marie Johnson, now 62, who was sentenced to life in prison 20 years ago due to her involvement in a cocaine ring. Thanks to the assistance that Kim has offered to the convict, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has now received a letter of thanks from the prisoner, who is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for a non-violent first offence.
In the letter, which was obtained by TMZ, Johnson wrote:
"Dear Ms. Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf.
She continued: "When I spoke with Attorney Shawn Holley and she disclosed the name of my benefactor, I had to take time to process and digest the news that you were the one she had been alluding to. There are no words too strong enough to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude.
"Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope that this Life Jacket I’m serving may one day be taken off.
"There are defining moments in history that have shaped the destiny of this nation. I believe that we are part of a defining moment. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that bus (the same year that I was born – 1955)… that was a defining moment.
"She was an ordinary woman whose courage ignited and united the heart of America to stand together against a very present evil that could no longer be tolerated. This is so much bigger than either one of us.
"I believe that history will record that Kim Kardashian had the courage to take a stand against human warehousing and was a key figure in meaningful criminal justice reform becoming a reality.
"A million trillion thanks!! May God’s blessing rest upon you and yours. THE BATTLE IS ON!"
Johnson, a single mother of five children, had acted as a go-between for the gang and relayed messages to drug dealers, but she claims that she never sold narcotics during her involvement with the mob, who cold cocaine in Tennessee. She was arrested alongside 14 others on drug and money laundering charges in 1993. During the trial, 10 of the defendants testified against Johnson in exchange for reduced or dropped charges.
It's not the first case that Kardashian has got involved in recently. She is also using her powerful legal team to help Cyntoia Brown, a former child slave who killed her abuser when she was just 16 years old. Brown's case went viral last week after it emerged that she had served 13 years of a life sentence that was issued without the chance of parole.
Speaking about Kardashian's interest in the cases, her lawyer Shawn Holley said: "Kim asked me several weeks ago how she could help Alice Johnson in her fight for justice. We then began corresponding with Alice and her team of lawyers.
"Since then, Kim has championed the cause of Cyntoia Brown and asked me to help her get involved in that effort as well."
Whatever you think of Kardashian, her willingness to try and pursue justice for these women is admirable. Maybe she's not that bad after all.