Kim Kardashian West has met President Donald Trump to discuss a potential pardon for a 63-year-old great-grandmother who is serving life in prison.
Alice Marie Johnson has been behind bars for more than two decades for a first-time drug offence.
Mr Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has also been speaking with Mrs Kardashian West about the case for months.
President Trump tweeted that they had a “great meeting”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 May 2018
Why is Kim Kardashian involved in the case?
Johnson’s story first caught the reality television star’s eye after she saw a short video about the case posted on social media.
This is so unfair… https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) 26 October 2017
Mrs Kardashian West was moved to ask her longtime personal lawyer, Shawn Holley, to take a look at the case and is paying for a new legal team for Johnson.
The reality television star was also able to join forces with Mr Kushner, a senior adviser to the president who has been pushing for federal prison reform.