Alice Marie Johnson had no idea who Kim Kardashian was when she first learned a “rich and famous woman” wanted to help free her from prison, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
In her new memoir, After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom, Johnson recalled famed O.J. Simpson attorney Shawn Holley informing her that a “very rich and famous client of hers” wanted to help get her out.
Holley did not share the celebrity’s name with Johnson, so she began guessing.
“After hearing the list of clients, I just knew that rich and famous woman had to be Kris Jenner!” Johnson confessed.
It wasn’t until Johnson’s daughter threw out Kim Kardashian’s name that the two discussed the possibility of the reality star taking a shot at the criminal justice system.
Johnson recalled asking her daughter, “Kim who?”
“She explained to me how this famous woman had a tender heart for others,” Johnson wrote. “I still thought the woman was Kris, but I started searching for pictures and articles about Kim so I would know more about her and what she looked like.”
Later on, Johnson wrote that she learned it was, in fact, the KKW Beauty founder.
“I wrote Kim a thank-you letter expressing my gratitude to her,” Johnson recalled.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Kardashian, 38, made a trip to the White House in hopes the president would grant Johnson clemency.
KUWTK cameras were rolling when Kardashian and Johnson met after her anticipated release.
Kardashian has since announced that she is studying to become a lawyer, which was welcomed with heavy criticism.
Johnson's book hit shelves Tuesday, May 21.