A 64-year-old woman, released from prison 19 years after Kim Kardashian West's campaign, was chosen to model her new underwear line.
Kardashian West lobbied for the release of Alice Marie Johnson, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for her minor role in the drug trade in 1996.
The model and television personality tweeted a video of Johnson wearing his new line of skin-tight Skims clothes.
"Kim went to war for me to fight for my freedom," said the mother of five.
"That's why I call him my war angel."
Johnson was sentenced by a US court in 1996 for a first non-violent offense. She was unemployed and recently divorced when she became a "phone mule" transmitting messages between drug distributors and vendors.
"I participated in a drug plot and I was wrong," she wrote in 2016. "It's hard to imagine that I've now served 20 years." years of my life sentence for this one mistake. "
The Obama administration denied a clemency application in 2016, but its sentence was commuted by President Trump following a highly publicized campaign led by Kardashian West and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner .
She was released in June 2018. "Every moment of life is precious," said Johnson in a video tweeted to 61.7 million followers of Kardashian West.
Kardashian West 's underwear line has already been affected by the controversy and changed its name to Kimono Intimates in July as a result of accusations of cultural appropriation.
Some Japanese have complained that the trademark does not respect traditional clothing.
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