Kim Kardashian visiting Alice Johnson in Memphis

14 June, 2018, 20:02 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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Kardashian West flew into the Memphis airport around 1 p.m. and went to a house in Southaven, Mississippi for a meeting with Johnson and an interview with Hoda Kotb with the "Today" show. "This is crazy. This is just insane", said Kardashian, who brought her personal attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, to the meeting.

Johnson was convicted in 1996 of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine and spent a third of her life in prison. "As soon as I found out who she was, I started getting every magazine I could find". People were listening! I'm telling ya, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming.

Johnson, 63, and Kardashian West had spoken previously by phone, including when Kardashian West told Johnson she'd be released.

Johnson's commutation was a remarkable about-face from Trump, who spent much of his 2016 campaign using tough-on-crime rhetoric.

Kim Kardashian has met the woman she freed from prison, Alice Marie Johnson, for the first time - and she instantly taught her about the magic of Snapchat filters.

Alice Johnson was greeted by family as she was released from prison
Image Ms Johnson was greeted by family as she was released from prison

Last week, an emotional Johnson marveled at her freedom after more than two decades behind bars, grateful for a second chance - and craving seafood. "I've lived it, I've walked with them, I've cried with them". But I didn't know that Kim was coming in. "And everyone was amazed and I was amazed too".

Kardashian West met with Trump last month to plead for a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson.

"It was overwhelming, in the most awesome way", the "Keeping up With the Kardashians" star added.

The socialite revealed she broke the ice with Trump by saying, "I'm here because I want to know why you kicked Khloe off 'The Apprentice, '" referring to her sister Khloe Kardashian who was on the president's former reality show in 2009. "That you can have an affect over them for the greater good of other people".

"I think his mind is being changed already", Kim replied. And that was one thing that she told me is that she would not give up on me. "This has fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?'"

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