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Cousins! Legendary actor John Amos is directly addressing claims forwarded by his daughter Shannon Amos that he is in critical condition after falling victim to elderly and financial abuse!
Following the circulation of a GoFundMe account created on the #GoodTimes actor’s behalf A video was uploaded to John’s verified Instagram account Friday morning where he can be heard stating, “It ain’t me”.
As we previously reported, Shannon stated to TMZ that John was in an intensive care unit and that he has been fighting for his life since May 14th. She says that after being made aware of the abuse her 83-year-old father had undergone she immediately stepped in to launch a GoFundMe campaign with the goal being $500,000. The account has currently gained $9,885 from 242 donators.
Shannon previously stated that she is, “working closely with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the local Sheriff’s Department in my father’s home state.” Shannon declares that together they’re working to “catch and prosecute the alleged perpetrators, [but] our priority remains my father’s medical needs and providing him a safe haven.”
“During the following weeks, my family and I unraveled a horrifying truth—my dad had fallen victim to elder abuse and financial exploitation,” she wrote. “Determined to seek justice, we are working closely with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the local Sheriff’s Department in my father’s home state.”
Shannon states that her and the rest of the Amos family have moved to launch the campaign to assist with legal fees so, “they now require so that the alleged perpetrators can “face the full weight of the law.”
She says that they are hopeful that “justice will prevail.
“”Every penny raised will be entrusted to a special fund for my father, dedicated solely to his care, legal fees, and aftercare.” She adds that “legal expenses, long-term care, ongoing medical treatment, and the costs associated with his recent hospitalization in another state away from home.”
However a representative for John, Belinda Foster has stated Shannon’s abuse allegations are not true and that he has no idea why she would launch a GoFundMe account. She confirms that John is in the hospital due to fluid traveling to his abdomen which has caused issues with his heart. At this current time, doctors have drained the area and he is reportedly beginning to feel better.
Cousins, please stick with us for further updates as we continue to keep Mr. Amos in our prayers.