AceShowbiz - Kim Kardashian joined the fight to free a grandmother facing life imprisonment as part of her new mission to tackle at least one criminal justice reform case a year. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star was recently said to be in talks with Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, regarding the plight of 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson, who was jailed for life without parole in 1997 for her role in a drug ring.
Kanye West's wife reportedly sent her own attorney, Shawn Holley, to take on Alice's cause, in an attempt to win her a pardon from Trump. The reality TV beauty has now confirmed her involvement in the case, revealing she was moved by a 2017 video profile piece Mic.com editors had done on Johnson, who got tangled up with cocaine dealers after losing her job, her son, her marriage, and her home.
Johnson claims she only ever served as an intermediary for the drug dealers and never sold the illegal substance herself, and Kim found herself sympathizing with the woman's act of desperation, so she decided to do something about it. "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 non-violent offense, there's just something so wrong with that," Kim told Mic.
This is so unfair... https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
She noted, "I've been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the President's desk and figure out how we can get her out. That's such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar."
The mother-of-three, who scaled back her lavish lifestyle after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016, explains she wanted to put her wealth and vast resources to use to help those without the means to fight for justice, and she plans to continue doing so going forward.
"Where I'm at in my life right now, just like, to go and spend my money buying material things just doesn't satisfy me the way that it used to," Kim said. "To save someone's life and do that once a year, then that would make (my) heart fuller."