Matthew Charles served 20 years of a 35 year sentence for non-violent drug and weapon charges. He was the first to be released under the new prison reform laws. When he was released, his housing applications were denied because of his background.
TMZ confirmed that when Kim Kardashian-West heard about Charles’ case, she wanted to help out. She decided that she was going to pay off 5 years of Charles’ rent.
Charles was granted early release in May 2016, but was ordered to finish out the rest of his sentence. After serving, he was able to buy car and managed to stay at friends’ houses, but had trouble finding a place of his own. Kardashian reached out and generously offered to pay his rent for the next 5 years. Charles posted about the good news Sunday, saying, “I just received the most wonderful news tonight that I just had to share with everyone. Kim Kardashian-West heard about my situation. Was moved and has decided to help me.”
He plans to save up for his own house, while Kim K takes care of the rent bills.