Alice Johnson is woman enough to take responsibility for her actions.
“The real Miss Alice is a woman that has made a mistake,” says the incarcerated 63-year-old great-grandmother, in a video filmed for news site Mic; a video that was to alter the course of her life. Why? Because it was seen by a certain high-profile woman named Kim Kardashian West, who decided to become her advocate.
Kardashian West met with President Donald Trump last week to discuss the case, and overnight, Johnson was granted clemency for her first-time nonviolent drug offence – meaning that her life sentence without parole will be commuted.
— Mic (@mic) June 6, 2018
In an exclusive interview with Mic , Kardashian West said Trump, “really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice. He really understood, and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively.”
In response to her initial viewing of the video, Kardashian West said, “If you think about a decision that you’ve made in your life and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time nonviolent offence, there’s just something so wrong with that.”
Kardashian West tweeted the video, and engaged her personal lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley to provide legal support for Johnson’s clemency petition. She then worked with Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to address the case, which is what eventually afforded the social media mogul an audience with the President.
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— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 6, 2018