film that sheds light on Cyntoia Brown, a young girl imprisoned for killing the man who solicited her as a 16-year-old child sex slave, hopes to set her free.

In 2004, Brown stepped into Johnny Mitchell Allen’s pickup truck after the 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent solicited her for sex. They drove to his home, went into his bed and soon after, Brown shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her.

She was sentenced to life in prison at the Tennessee Prison for Women with a chance of parole at age 67, despite having been abused in raped repeatedly as a victim of sex trafficking.

In the film about her case — headed by filmmaker Dan Birman — Brown explains her abuse and how it made her paranoid.

 “This is a young girl who’s at the tail end of three generations of violence against women,” Birman told Fox 17 News.

Cyntoia, her grandmother, and mother were all raped he explains. “She had no chance.”

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Following her case for seven years, the film was so impactful that it helped change Tennessee laws for children like Brown in 2011. Now, anyone 18 or younger can’t even be charged with prostitution. But despite its impact, Brown still sits in jail after a traumatic childhood that led to the fatal incident.

On social media and in her hometown there’s been a rallying cry to get Brown out of jail by presenting her case to the Governor and the Parole Board. Now 28 years old, Brown has completed her associate’s degree and is now working on her master’s. In December 2016, pictures of her receiving her associate’s from Lipscomb University’s in-jail program showed a hopeful Brown.

Following her case for seven years, the film was so impactful that it helped change Tennessee laws for children like Brown in 2011. Now, anyone 18 or younger can’t even be charged with prostitution. But despite its impact, Brown still sits in jail after a traumatic childhood that led to the fatal incident.

On social media and in her hometown there’s been a rallying cry to get Brown out of jail by presenting her case to the Governor and the Parole Board. Now 28 years old, Brown has completed her associate’s degree and is now working on her master’s. In December 2016, pictures of her receiving her associate’s from Lipscomb University’s in-jail program showed a hopeful Brown.

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Derri Smith, the Founder of End Slavery TN, spoke candidly to Fox 17 News about Brown’s case. “She did kill someone, she deeply regrets it, but she was a child and she was being exploited,” Smith said.

“[There’s] no such thing as a child prostitute or a teen prostitute. I think we’ve had to have a cultural mind shift.”

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Tiffany Gaines
Tiffany Gaines

Entertainment Industry Executive Tiffany Gaines, Owner and Founder of Shared Success Global (A global online marketing agency/distribution company currently marketing and distributing for over 4000 artists and 40 sub labels worldwide), has been building a name for herself as a woman of integrity and professionalism for more than a decade. Gaines graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and an emphasis in Law and Society. She has since proved herself as not only one with intelligence and skill, but also a dedicated business woman and entrepreneur. Currently wearing several hats in both the entertainment and hotel industries, she has preserved the highest levels of professional and personal ethics by maintaining a long-term stability in providing access to a network spectrum of quality entertainment sources to both sides of the business. She’s at present, the business manager for Curtis Young, son of the Iconic Dr Dre, former drug kingpin, now currently Amazon’s best seller/Emmy Nominated/Author Freeway Rick Ross, Pomona Drey, formerly of Doggy Style Records/Pimpon Entertainment, American Rapper X-Raided, Son of the late legendary Nate Dogg, Lil Nate Dogg, Billboard charting, national recording artist/fashion designer Christine Storm and 9 times award winning actor Charles D. Clark. In addition to Management, PR and Media Services, she is currently the CEO of LRT Entertainment, Label Manager for Rick Ross Music Group, Chief Operating Officer of Amada Records, Senior Marketing Director of VP Churchill Inc (A high-end apparel company providing options of expression that allow sophisticated consumers to set their own unique distinctions through customization and sublimation. ) and one of the executive directors and content providers of Xperienc. (A three-prong company, catering to the distribution needs in music, videos on demand, streaming services for television shows, short films, movies, documentaries etc licensed with TV app platforms such as Samsung TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku TV, Firestick, Playstation, Xbox) just to name a few. Gaines is also a partner and international hotel broker for the National Hotel’s Association (A global network offering hotels at discounted wholesale rates holding contracts with over 850,000 hotels worldwide) servicing her entire platform of Artists, Producers, CEO’s, label owners, promoters, booking agencies and corporate companies saving her clients up to 75% off retail prices online. Over the years, she has held many positions from both major to independent vastly moving around this circle on various prestigious and exclusive levels. She’s an advocate speaker for the youth, supporter of charitable non-profit organizations such as The National Prostate Awareness Association serving on the board of directors spearheading as director of Media Relations and other meaningful causes of the like. And above all gives credit of her works to the Most-High.

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