Kim Kardashian: Will She Be the One to Free Gypsy Rose Blanchard from Prison?!

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So at this point, pretty much everyone is at least a little familiar with the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, right?

And if you're not, well, buckle up, because it is one wild ride.

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We won't get into every last detail, even though it's all so strange and disturbing and fascinating, but basically Gypsy Rose Blanchard is a woman who is currently in prison for murdering her mother, Dee Dee.

But the situation is a whole lot more complicated than that.

Dee Dee had separated from Gypsy's father during her pregnancy, so she mostly raised her by herself, and by the time Gypsy was a few months old, she became convinced she suffered from all sorts of health problems.

She told people that Gypsy had a chromosonal disorder that was causing those problems, and things went downhill from there.

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She only allowed her to go to school for a year or two before pulling her out so she could homeschool her, and she had her in a wheelchair a few years after that.

As Gypsy grew, Dee Dee told everyone that she suffered from leukemia, that she had muscular dystrophy, and that she was mentally handicapped.

She had her salivary glands removed because of excessive drooling, and eventually she put her on a feeding tube.

The problem was that Gypsy was and had always been healthy -- Dee Dee had Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and she had been doing everything in her power to make others believe that her daughter was ill.

Gypsy and Dee Dee Blancharde

Gypsy has said that in addition to this clearly horrific abuse, her mother also abused her in different ways.

She claimed that Dee Dee hit her if she ever acted too healthy, and that once when she tried to escape after turning 18, Dee Dee destroyed her computer with a hammer and handcuffed her to her bed for two weeks.

Still, Gypsy was eager to have more freedom, and in 2012 she began an online relationship with a man named Nick Godejohn.

They spoke often, and eventually they began to talk about the possibility of killing Dee Dee so she couldn't control Gypsy anymore.

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In 2015, the murder happened -- Gypsy let Nick in one night, then she hid in the bathroom while he stabbed her mother to death.

They left the house and hopped around motels for a bit before going back to Nick's home in Wisconsin, and in that time they got on Dee Dee's Facebook page to post statuses like "That Bitch is dead!", apparently to tip people off about the body.

It worked, and police found Dee Dee's body, but since Gypsy had left behind her wheelchair and medication (because she never needed any of it), people thought that perhaps she'd been kidnapped.

But before too long, the story was pieced together, and Gypsy and Nick were arrested on murder charges.

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In the end, Nick was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder, and Gypsy made a plea deal in which she pled guilty to second degree murder an received a sentence of 10 years.

She'll be eligible for parole in 2024.

So what does any of this have to do with Kim Kardashian?

We'll tell you.

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See, Kim has been doing a lot of work for prison reform, even assisting in Alice Johnson being granted clemency last year after serving over 20 years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug charge.

She's taking this work so seriously that she's now working on becoming a lawyer.

And what do many, many people think her first case should be when she does become a lawyer?

It's all making sense now, isn't it?

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There's a lot of interest in Gypsy's case again since Hulu is currently airing a series based on it called The Act, and Kim just recently announced her new career goals, so let's check out what Twitter came up with.

"Kim can you help get Gypsy Rose out of jail?" one person asked.

Another wrote "If anyone can free Gypsy Rose it's Kim Kardashian."

"I really hope Kim K looks into the Gypsy Rose case and sees about releasing her," one user commented. "That girl suffered for years and had no other choice."

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Along those same lines, someone said "Gypsy Rose should not be in prison that girl was a victim of abuse by her mother for years. Where the hell is @KimKardashian to fix this!"

One tweet read "Imagine the reality tv we would get if after Kim Kardashian becomes a lawyer, she tries to get Gypsy Rose out of prison."

We are imagining it, and it sounds fantastic.

There are dozens and dozens of people begging Kim to see if she can do anything to help Gypsy, and if she hasn't noticed already, she probably will soon.

And after that ... well, Gypsy could be a free woman a little earlier than expected.

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