Saturday, November 27, 2021

Kim Kardashian Travels to Memphis to Meet Alice Marie Johnson

*Kim Kardashian West traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to meet Alice Marie Johnson for the first time… and of course, she was accompanied by a film crew.

The former porn star turned reality TV queen filmed a joint interview with the commuted convict for the “Today” show on Wednesday, June 13.

In a preview of the sit-down, which will air on Thursday, June 14, Kardashian tells the 63-year-old, “I mean, I already knew just by talking to you on the phone and just seeing you in videos, but I mean you are everything and more than I ever thought.”

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Kardashian advocated on behalf of the great-grandmother for months, paying her legal bills and meeting with Donald Trump at the White House on May 30 to ask him to commute Johnson’s life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.

“Best news ever!!!! So grateful to @realDonaldTrump, Jared Kushner & to everyone who has showed compassion and contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation is inspirational & gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of as second chance,” Kardashian tweeted on June 6 after learning Trump had granted Johnson clemency. “I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition.”

Kardashian even got to share the happy news with Johnson about Trump’s pardon.

“When Kim told me that I was being released, I started jumping up and screaming and crying, and everyone else was crying,” Johnson explained during a June 7 appearance on Good Morning America, shortly after she was freed. “It was wonderful. I’m so glad that she was the one who was able to deliver the news to me. It was a perfect ending.”

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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