Kim Kardashian Says She Did Not Set Up Photoshoot Outside San Quentin Prison

Written by Kecia Gayle June 1, 2019
Photo Credit: Twitter/ Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Says She Did Not Set Up Photoshoot Outside San Quentin Prison

On Thursday, Kim Kardashian went to San Quentin’s death row to visit Kevin Cooper, an inmates whos been behind bars for decades and believes he’s been wrongfully convicted. As we previously reported, the 63-year-old claims he was framed for the 1983 murder of a family. Cooper has always maintained that he is innocent and has requested new DNA testing to prove it. After coming across his story, Kim felt compelled enough to help the exonerate death row inmate.

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Kim was pictured at the prison while visiting Cooper on Thursday. For some reason, many believed the reality star actually set up a photoshoot for her meeting, but her team is denying those claims. Kim and her team of attorneys are claiming they had nothing to do with the photos taken outside of San Quentin State Prison. However, officials said they are looking into who coordinated the shoot and also on the hunt for other footage that may have been taken on state property, The Blast reports.

Both Kim and Cooper’s legal team are suggesting the photos came from a paparazzi agency who just so happened to be outside the penitentiary at the exact same time the reality star made her way inside. Photos and video taken anywhere on state property is allowed without permission. The parking lot is still considered part of the prison and covered by the same rules.

While those paparazzi pictures may not be fine, Kim was able to snap a picture with Cooper inside the prison and share it on her social media accounts. She wrote in the captions,

“I had an emotional meeting with Kevin Cooper yesterday at San Quentin’s death row,” Kardashian captioned a picture of the two. “I found him to be thoughtful and honest and I believe he is innocent of the crimes for which he was convicted.”

In a seperate post, the 38-year-old added:

“I am hopeful that Kevin will be exonerated since DNA testing has now been ordered on Kevin’s case and I remain grateful to Governor Newsom for ending capital punishment in California.”

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