WATCH: Kim Kardashian meets Alice Marie Johnson for the first time

2018-06-14 08:48
 
Kim Kardashian meets Alice Johnson

Cape Town – Kim Kardashian has officially met Alice Marie Johnson – the woman she fought clemency for.

President Donald Trump commuted Alice’s sentence – who was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in 1996 for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense and money laundering – on 6 June.

The clemency came after Kim hired a team of attorneys to investigate Alice’s case after coming across it on Twitter. The reality TV star later met with POTUS to discuss a possible pardon.

In a special interview with Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Kim and Alice meet for the first time and talk about the life-changing moment the 63-year-old found out she was going home.

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A few minutes after meeting, both Kim and Alice said about one another: “Love this woman!”

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Speaking about the phone call Kim made to tell her she can go home, Alice says: “I went into full fledge Pentecostal holy dance. I started screaming and jumping, people were listening. I’m telling you, I was dancing, I was dancing, I was jumping, I was screaming, I was doing everything.”

Before telling her the happy news, Kim says she first thought Alice knew but could then tell she didn’t from her calm silence.

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During the interview, Alice also revealed to Hoda that after Kim took on her cause she kept a photo of the 37-year-old and her husband Kanye West in her Bible.

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Kim visited the White House in May to meet with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who is overseeing the administration's push to overhaul the nation's prison system. She also met with Trump in the Oval Office, a photograph of which the president released on Twitter.

Responding to the decision to grant clemency, Kim tweeted: “BEST NEWS EVER.”

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