$500K GoFundMe created by John Amos’ daughter removed after elder abuse allegations

Francis Akhalbey June 19, 2023
John Amos accused his daughter of elderly abuse in June -- Photo Credit: U.S. National Archives

A GoFundMe that was set up by John Amos’ daughter to raise $500,000 for the veteran actor’s “legal, medical, future housing, and care expenses” was removed after he alleged she had subjected him to elder abuse, PEOPLE reported.

Shannon Amos, in the removed fundraiser account, claimed that her father had suffered “elder abuse and financial exploitation.” She had also claimed in an Instagram post that she was informed her father was “hanging by a thread” and in “immense pain” after being admitted to a Memphis hospital. 

Shannon further stated that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was liaising with her to “ensure their prosecution, and protect” her “father’s future”, adding that the alleged abuse was “believed to be perpetrated by a trusted caregiver.” However, the Coming to America actor claimed that wasn’t the case after over $13,000 was raised.

“She would be the primary suspect — if you would,” the 83-year-old actor said in a video from a hospital bed. “I don’t know if that’s the right term to use or not. But she’s the one that I would attribute my elderly abuse to. It’s definitely a case of elderly abuse.”

Following his daughter’s claims, John also informed the news outlet that he was “doing well.” “To all of my fans, I want to share this video with you to show you that I am not in the distressed condition as described on the GoFundMe page.”

He also said he wasn’t in the ICU or was ever fighting for his life. “I want the GoFundMe campaign about me to stop immediately and the funds subsequently returned to those who made donations. My son and I will reveal more information at the appropriate time,” he added.

However, a representative for Shannon told PEOPLE that the actor’s daughter had been left “disheartened at the continuation of false and defamatory statements being made against her by, or on behalf of, or in connection with news reports based on social media posts by Mr. Kelly K.C. Amos.”

Her representative also said she’s  “exploring all legal remedies available to her,” adding that “Ms. Amos hopes this matter will be resolved soon through the proper authorities.”

Last Edited by:Annie-Flora Mills Updated: June 19, 2023


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