Now 29, Brown was sent to jail over 10 years ago in 2004 for killing a 43 year-old estate agent named Johnny Allen, who paid her for sex when she was 16.
"She was sentenced as a child and the fact that she was a sex slave and the pimp she was living with was trafficking her is worthy of not just celebrities but all of us", said Bone, Brown's attorney. She told police that while they were in bed, Allen reached for something underneath the bed, Brown thought he was looking for a gun, so she took the handgun she had in her purse and shot him.
She shot and killed him with a gun she kept stashed in her handbag.
Despite the horrific circumstances - and the fact that children and teens can not consent to sex with an adult - the court found her guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced her to life in prison with eligibility for parole when she turns 69 years old.
With Brown's story getting spread across social media in recent days, celebrities are showing their support for Brown.
Kim Kardashian and others also posted about the case, the reality star even offering her attorney's assistance in the case. After several years of being trafficked, used and raped repeatedly, Brown finally found the gumption to fight back and kill her abuser.
"We have to do better & what's right". Do you agree that there was injustice and that she should be free?
Sinback was Brown's lawyer in the juvenile court system before she was transferred to be tried as an adult in 2004, and has been advocating for Brown ever since.
That 2011 short documentary series received huge attention this week when signer Rihanna Fenty shared a screengrab of the film on Instagram on Tuesday.
No-one knows how the case attracted such high-profile eyes, although a local TV station Fox 17 aired a story on Brown last week.
Calloway and Sinback say Cyntoia's mom drank alcohol during her pregnancy and that Cyntoia was traumatized and abused growing up.
Thirteen years later and Cyntoia Brown remains in the Tennessee Prison for Women. After being found guilty in a 2006 trial Brown was sentenced to life in prison.
In turn, Birman's documentary helped change Tennessee's law for victims like her back in 2011, so that children 18 and younger can not be charged with prostitution.
He described Ms. Brown as "extremely remorseful", but said she also thinks "it was unjust what had happened in her life, and what a 40-year-old man was doing to her".
"Seldom do you have someone as articulate as she is, with the ability to say: 'I've been there, I've done that, and I want to speak out, to let the world know that this is indeed an terrible problem, ' " he said.
Brown's case drew attention to child sex and prostitution laws in Tennessee.
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The three commission members who voted yes on the project did not defend their positions during the brief meeting. McConaghy said he believes the company has secured the volume needed to make the project economically viable.
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Thomas, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 330 pounds, spent the summer with Kansas City, participating in training camp and preseason. Instead of recycling the same guys, the team finally decided to make a move by signing Darrelle Revis.
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