Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Alice Johnson never heard of Kim Kardashian before clemency effort

Alice Johnson never heard of Kim Kardashian before clemency effort

Last week, President Donald Trump granted Johnson clemency following a meeting with Kardashian to discuss prison reform and Johnson's possible pardon.

A photo of Kardashian West and Johnson sitting down for an interview to air on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday was posted to the Facebook page of The Scholl Law Firm, which represents Johnson.

She says everyone in her family hugged Kardashian and thanked her for using her platform to help free her sister. "But I enjoy this", Kardashian West said.

Before telling her the happy news, Kim says she first thought Alice knew but could then tell she didn't from her calm silence. We had been in talks and working on this for seven months. And it wasn't an instant thing.

"Alice is just the beginning", Kardashian West said.

"She was kind of quiet on the phone and I know her personality enough to know that she would have been screaming, or something".

Alice Marie Johnson has a job lined up in the Memphis area and is spending the day with her children and grandchildren who came into town.

"I was like I can't believe we're in the Oval Office".

"We cried, maybe, on the phone for, like, three minutes straight", an emotional Kardashian West told CNN, recounting her advocacy for Johnson and her role in Trump's decision to grant her clemency.

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

Another strategic move during that face-to-face? "I did not know her name".

In one video, Kardashian said, "Alice has never used filters before, so I'm showing her the ropes".

Hoda asked Johnson what Kim actually said to her.

"Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades", the White House said in a statement.

"As soon as I found out who she was, I started getting every magazine I could find".

So did all this mean a career shift for Kardashian, who has a reality show, a makeup and fragrance line and several other businesses under her belt?

The reality star expressed her gratitude to the president in a tweet which read, "Best news ever! This has fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?'"

Like this: