John Amos’ daughter insists GoFundMe is NOT ‘fake’: ‘I’m not crazy’

In the case of , things have changed quite a bit John Amos and his daughter’s elder abuser, Shannon Amos, claims the 83-year-old actor suffered.

The ‘Good Times’ actor became known as ‘America’s Dad’ following his starring role on the CBS series, which caused fans to bag their bags. One fan even donated $500 to GoFundMe and said it “gave us a sense of representation at a time when black actors were few.”

However, on Thursday afternoon, the “Roots” actor revealed he’s not a victim of elder abuse and said he has no idea why his daughter started GoFundMe. His daughter was quick to respond on Instagram, saying there’s “another side” to the story too!

“America’s dad” John Amos claims he has “no idea” why his daughter created a GoFundMe

John Amos and daughter Shannon Amos
Instagram | John Amos

Shannon Amos started it GoFundMe Page with footage of her dancing with her “Celebrity Dad”. She explained that the video was shot last November and called it “a cherished moment that will be etched in my heart forever”.

She went on to say that last month she received a “disturbing” call that her father had been hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee. She said her father was “fighting for his life in intensive care” and claimed that her father was a victim of elder abuse.

“In the weeks that followed, my family and I learned a terrible truth: my father had been the victim of 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.”

John Amos with friends and family
Instagram | John Amos

She claimed his home was “violent” and “everything of value was robbed.” While she didn’t elaborate on the alleged elder abuse or his alleged injuries, she did tell fans that any money donated to GoFundMe would pay for his “legal expenses, long-term care, ongoing medical treatment and associated costs” related to his recent hospitalization in another state, far from home.”

Noting that the actor would require “extensive medical attention and rehabilitation,” she told followers that “your support is vital in helping us provide John with the care and support he needs during this challenging time to permit.”

A few hours after GoFundMe’s release, however, Amos denied claims that he was a victim of elder abuse. Despite being hospitalized, his representative revealed he is on the road to a full recovery.

Amos says he was NOT fighting for his life in ICU!

John Amos with friends and family
Instagram | John Amos

Despite his daughter’s persuasive plea, TMZ reached out to John Amos, who dismissed claims that he was in fact a victim of elder abuse. He said the statement she wrote on his GoFundMe was “a lie.” He went on to say that “nobody abused him” and that he was not “fighting for his life,” according to the source. He also claimed he had “no idea” why his daughter would start GoFundMe.

Amos’ spokeswoman Belinda Foster also provided information about the actor’s condition. Although he was in the hospital, it was because his lower body was reportedly filled to the abdomen with fluid. This caused complications with his heart, but luckily the doctors were able to drain it all and Amos is on the road to recovery.

Shannon Amos insists GoFundMe is NOT fake!

Shannon Amos took over Instagram to say that there was an “other side” to the story. “I’m not crazy,” she told her followers, letting them know there was an ongoing investigation at the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and encouraging them to look into the story for themselves.

She also said that Belinda Foster is a “travel agent posing as a publicist.” She told her followers, “You all have no idea what’s really going on.” She said she didn’t want to name names, but “invited” her followers to “do a little research” of their own.

She also urged TMZ to reach out to her for the “real story” and encouraged her to check with law enforcement for “more specific” details about the case. Saying that her father’s “closest” family and friends are standing by her, she added, “I hope justice is done.” She added that she “has the receipts,” promising her followers that she is telling the truth.

“I’m doing it, whether my dad likes it or not, to protect his well-being,” she added.

Dustin Huang

Dustin Huang is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Dustin Huang joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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