On Monday, October 3, Spotify uploaded Kim Kardashian’s “true crime” podcast that reviews the case of Kevin Keith, a man the reality star believes was wrongfully convicted of a 1994 triple homicide.
Jailed for 28 years for a triple homicide he swears not to commit, Kevin Keith tries to prove his innocence and has found a powerful spokeswoman in Kim Kardashian.
The reality TV star has made her business a true workhorse. Along with producer Lori Rothschild Ansaldi, he “worked with researchers and experts to show how flawed the legal system is,” as Spotify writes in its press release announcing the launch of the podcast, titled “The System: The Case of Kevin Keith.”
A “true-crime”, a documentary genre that reviews real criminal stories, which listeners especially like, and in which Kim Kardashian tells the story herself. “There have been so many ups and downs in the way this case has been handled, or mishandled, and we are embarking on a search for the truth,” Kim Kardashian told Interview magazine.
“The System” documents the case of Keith, who in February 1994 was arrested and charged with three murders in Bucyrus, Ohio. There was no physical evidence linking him exclusively to the crime, but he spent 28 years of his life behind bars, some of them on death row. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland finally commuted his death sentence after his attorneys presented new evidence, raising questions about his guilt. He is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
A strong taste for justice
Kim Kardashian has had a keen interest in criminal matters and criminal justice reform for several years. For three years he has focused especially on the Kevin Keith case. “The more I learn about it, the more I think the world needs to hear what happened to her,” he said.
I heard about the Kevin Keith case last year and the more I learn about it, the more I think the world needs to hear what happened to him! He was on death row, arriving just days after execution before the Ohio governor commuted his sentence to life in prison without parole. https://t.co/5dGF9JDcm7
—Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) July 16, 2019
In 2018, he successfully petitioned Donald Trump to obtain the release of Alice Marie Johnson, who had spent nearly 22 years in prison. He also advocated for death row inmate Rodney Reed, whose scheduled execution by the state of Texas was stayed in 2019.
To follow in the footsteps of her famous lawyer father, Robert Kardashian, Kim Kardashian even began training as a lawyer and passed the “baby bar” in California, an exam that measures knowledge of the law. However, she still has to pass the bar exam to officially be a lawyer.
“I’ve seen comments from people saying it was my privilege or my money that brought me here, but it’s not. In fact, one person said I should ‘stay in my lane,'” she wrote on Instagram. “I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit you from pursuing your dreams and achieving new goals. You can create your own paths.” , like me”.
a committed podcast
Kim Kardashian had struck a deal with Spotify in 2020 to produce and host an exclusive podcast for the streaming music platform.
For the release of “The System,” Kardashian and Spotify partnered with two organizations, Color of Change, a racial justice organization in the United States, and Calling All Crows, an organization that encourages music fans to join together. movements for justice and equality on issues. such as mass incarceration, raising awareness, acting and working collectively for social change.
Kardashian’s podcast launch on Monday came at the same time as the announcement that she had been fined $1.26 million for promoting one of the cryptocurrency assets without disclosing that she had been paid to do so.