AceShowbiz - The convicted drug smuggler who won her freedom with the help of Kim Kardashian has signed a book and movie deal.
Alice Marie Johnson, 63, was serving a life sentence when she was released last year (18) after the reality star met with U.S. President Donald Trump and urged him to free her.
Kim reminded Trump that Johnson was a non-violent offender with no criminal record when she was arrested for cocaine trafficking in Memphis, Tennessee.
At the time of her conviction in 1996, she was coping with the tragic death of her son, the breakdown of her marriage and the loss of her job. Falling on hard times, Kim claimed she turned to selling drugs.
❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/7RSAlqP6eu— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) 6 February 2019
The President agreed Alice posed no threat to society and ordered her release, and now Johnson is set to become a published author - her memoir, "After Life: My Journey From Incarceration to Freedom", will be developed at Harper Collins and Kardashian has agreed to write the book's foreword.
"My life has forever changed because of Alice Marie Johnson," Kardashian said in a statement. "Her story is a gift that will now reach so many millions more through her book and film. I hope Alice's case is just the beginning of a movement to help those left behind. I am invested in continuing to support Alice and this cause."
The story rights have already been sold to bosses at film and TV development houses Endeavor Content and One Community.
"I feel humbled that the telling of my story gives hope and my years of pain were not in vain," Johnson said in a press release.
The book will be released on 21 May.