Kim Kardashian has done another great deed for a person from the prison system. According to Us Weekly, the KUWTK star is paying 5 years rent for a man named Matthew Charles, who was granted clemency under the new prison reform act.
Charles, who served 20 years in prison, was denied housing due to his background. He was found guilty in 1996 of charges related to cocaine distribution and weapons charges. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but the new First Step Act allowed Charles an early release.
Tim Hardiman, a senior producer at CMT in Nashville, told Us Weekly, “Kim reached out privately to Matthew yesterday after hearing he was having a hard time getting approved for an apartment and has generously offered to pay five years of his rent. He was overwhelmed by Kim’s offer and graciously accepted.”
Charles took to Facebook to thank Kardashian, writing, “I just received the most wonderful news tonight that I just had to share with everyone. Kim Kardashian-West, through Tracy (Nguyen Romulus, her publicist), said they heard about my situation. Was moved and has decided to help me,” he said. “And to me in an unbelievable way. Kim did not do this for attention or publicity, but I had to share it, because it’s to good not to, and my heart is about to burst with happiness, that I wish you to rejoice in this news with me. And many of your responses about the outcome of my dilemma prophesied it.”