Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, had no idea that she would suddenly gain the public support of an A-list parade of celebrities on Tuesday.
These were among the major figures to use their colossal social media followings to advocate freeing Ms. Brown, 29, who her lawyer says was a victim of sex trafficking. She was just 16 when she killed a man who had hired her as a prostitute.
Ms. Brown’s case had attracted attention in Nashville, and she was the subject of a 2011 PBS documentary, but she had gotten little broader notice until the social media onslaught on Tuesday. It was unclear what prompted it, though a local TV station, Fox 17, reported on the case last week.
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