Cyntoia Brown’s victim, Johnny Mitchell Allen is show in the picture below. His name is actually Johnny Michael Allen. On August 6, 2004, Cyntoia made a decision that would change her life forever. Allen was a 43-year-old real estate agent who solicited Cyntoia, who was 16 at the time, for sex. She got into his truck and he drove to his house.
Cyntoia shot Johnny in the head
Cyntoia and Brown agreed that he would pay $150 for sex. Cyntoia wanted to go to a hotel but Johnny insisted on taking her to his house. Once they got to Allen’s house, Cyntoia explains that they ate and had a long conversation. Johnny told Cyntoia that he spent some time in the Army and he was an expert marksman.
|Cyntoia Brown Victim Johnny Mitchell Allen|
Johnny showed Brown some of his guns. Brown testified that the more he spoke, the more she feared for her life. She agreed to sex and Johnny was showing her his guns. They eventually went to his bedroom.
|Cyntoia Brown Victim|
Kim Kardashian and Rihanna want justice #FreeCyntoiaBrown
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
In the Instagram post below, Rihanna explains that we must have changed the definition of justice:
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
The post below shows Cyntoia at her graduation. She earned her associates degree from Lipscomb University while behind bars and she’s currently working on her bachelors.
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