Montel Williams has joined the fight to free the Marine held in Mexico.

The former talk show host and veteran has written directly to the Mexican president on Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.

Williams said that Tahmooressi’s mother reached out to him a few months ago about her son.


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“She sends a prayer out every single night on behalf of my daughter, who right now suffers from lymphoma. Now, Jill’s got a son in a prison in Mexico and she’s worried about my daughter? I really am committed now to say whatever I can do to help her. Because I’ve got a child who’s suffering, she has a child who’s suffering. Let’s stop this suffering.”

Williams noted that Tahmooressi has done two deployments and is diagnosed with PTSD,

“Is it appropriate and compassionate to keep this man in jail because he made a mistake?”


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