Where is Cyntoia Brown now? Freed killer is subject of ‘unauthorised’ Netflix filmApril 25, 2020
Cyntoia Brown has become the focus of an ‘unauthorised’ new Netflix film, but where is she now?
The case of sex-trafficking victim Cyntoia being convicted and sentenced to life at 16 for the murder of real estate mogul Johnny Michael Allen attracted international attention a few years ago, with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna championing her cause.
After tireless campaigning for leniency to be dealt towards Cyntoia due to her age and the trauma she had experienced prior to Allen’s death by a gunshot wound, mercy was eventually granted to her.
Tennessee governor Bill Haslam granted clemency to Brown and commuted her life sentence to fifteen years – which she had already served, leading to her parole.
Haslam came to the decision “after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case”, believing the sentence she was dealt at such a young age was too harsh.
Yet, as Cyntoia left prison for the outside world on August 7 last year, what happened to her next?
While she was in prison, Cyntoia married entrepreneur and musician Jaime Long and now goes by the name Cyntoia Brown Long.
Jamie is CEO of JFAM Music, Inc. and co-owner of a Texas healthcare business.
Cyntoia has since gone on to discuss her experiences across various forms of media.
In October last year, Cyntoia released a memoir about her 15 years in incarceration, entitled Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption In The American Prison System.
As part of the promotion for the book’s release, she appeared on a number of high-profile shows including CBS News and The Breakfast Club in the US.
Cyntoia has also become a prolific social media user, posting regular updates on her life with husband Jamie and beauty looks, alongside her media appearances.
She also boasts hip-hop superstar Drake among her Instagram followers.
However, a recent post on her Instagram has also revealed her feelings towards the new Netflix documentary film Murder To Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story .
She captioned an image of the Netflix logo: “While I was still incarcerated, a producer who has old footage of me made a deal with Netflix for an UNAUTHORIZED documentary, set to be released soon.
“My husband and I were as surprised as everyone else when we first heard the news because we did not participate in any way.
“However, I am currently in the process of sharing my story, in the right way, in full detail, and in a way that depicts and respects the woman I am today.
“While I pray that this film highlights things wrong in our justice system, I had nothing to do with this documentary.”
We can only wait and see what she and Jamie think of the film when it is released later this month.