Kim Kardashian Showered In Rare Praise From Hollywood & Beyond After Trump Grants Alice Marie Johnson Clemency
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Kim Kardashian is usually the butt of jokes in Hollywood and beyond, but on Wednesday, the reality star was the subject of high praise after President Donald Trump granted clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was sentenced to life in federal prison without the possibility of parole.

News of Johnson's release comes just one week after the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star met with the president in the Oval Office to advocate for Johnson -- a 63-year-old great-grandmother who's been serving her sentence in Aliceville, Alabama, since 1996. Kim's visit and plea for prison reform was met with staunch criticism from Twitter trolls and even some of Hollywood's elite who thought the reality star had no way of making a change. Boy, were they wrong.

Kim first became involved with Johnson's case back in October of last year after she saw a video of her telling her story. Kim then enlisted her personal attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, to help bring Johnson's clemency petition to fruition. She's been working closely on the case ever since, even speaking with Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, multiple times over the phone. Kushner was finally able to bring Johnson's file to White House attorneys, and then to Trump.

Johnson will now be released from prison after serving more than 21 years behind bars for her role in facilitating communications in a cocaine trafficking operation in Memphis, Tennessee. She was given a life sentence without parole, plus 25 years, after her co-conspirators testified against her.

See the reactions from Hollywood and beyond below.

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