The GoFundMe page started by John Amos’ daughter Shannon Amos to raise funds for medical care and legal fees has been taken down after she was accused of taking advantage of her father.
Last week, Shannon claimed her father was in the ICU and a victim of elder abuse. She later launched a GoFundMe page for “legal, medical, future housing and care expenses,” hoping to raise $500,000. As of Thursday, June 15, the campaign has raised over $13,000 with over 300 donations.
However, on Friday, John spoke out against his daughter, revealing that he is healthy and that it was Shannon who took advantage of him.
“She would be the prime suspect… I don’t know if that’s the right term or not. But she is the one I would attribute the elder abuse to. It’s definitely a case of elder abuse,” he said in a phone call, which was recorded by his son, KC Amos.
Talking to peopleTHE Roots the actor said: “To all my fans, I want to share this video with you to show you that I am not in the state of distress as described on the GoFundMe page. I’m actually doing fine.”
John, who said he was not in the ICU and never fought for his life, demanded that the GoFundMe campaign be stopped immediately, “and the funds were later returned to those who donated.”
After John accused his daughter of elder abuse, a rep for Shannon said people“Ms. Amos is disheartened by the continuing false and defamatory statements made against her by, or on behalf of or in connection with the news based on the social media posts of Mr. Kelly KC Amos.”
The statement continued: “She is exploring all available legal remedies. Ms. Amos hopes that this matter will soon be resolved by the appropriate authorities.”