Social media influencer GloJays is thought for giving wads of money to strangers. But one lady says it’s all for clout. Zipporia Tullis, a homeless lady dwelling in Georgia, says he arrange a GoFundMe web page and raised over $20,000 on behalf of her and her 5 youngsters.
However he determined to not give her the cash. Nonetheless, in a TSR Investigates unique GloJays claims he gave Tullis $3,500 of the cash however refused at hand over the remainder of the funds after she turned down employment help and bashed him on-line.
So, does GloJays owe Zipporia the cash it doesn’t matter what? Ought to Zipporia be proud of the $3,500? The Shade Room investigates…
The story begins again in June, when Zipporia was panhandling for cash at a Union Metropolis, Georgia Walmart. That day, she was approached by a person who gave her $500.
That man ended up being social media influencer GloJays, and Zipporia says this was the start of an elaborate rip-off.
Behind the scenes of their seemingly feel-good scene, which was filmed by GloJay’s workforce, she says she was advised to look “unhappy.” Zipporia will be seen telling him of her story, how she was kicked out of her housing scenario in 2020, how her father had handed final yr from COVID-19…
“My father was actually all I had. I’m simply making an attempt to get again on my ft,” she advised him within the video clip.
The second GloJays begins peeling off greenback payments to present her, she will be heard saying “it is a rip-off.”
“This ain’t no rip-off, that is all you,” he stated as he handed her the money.
The video of the scene is amongst dozens on GloJays social media pages, the place he boasts two million followers on TikTok and over 400,000 on Instagram, all inside the final seven months.
Zipporia’s clip alone was seen by over 13 million individuals.
However the feel-good story didn’t finish there. She later discovered he had arrange a GoFundMe on her behalf, with the funds for use for housing, clothes and meals for her youngsters, and bills in direction of a automobile in keeping with the fundraiser’s description.
The fundraiser raised over $20,000, with the funds going “on to her when the fundraiser is over,” the organizer wrote.
“Every part on that (GoFundMe) web page was linked to him, it was by no means linked to me,” she advised TSR Investigates Justin Carter.
She stated she did obtain about $3,500, most of which went in direction of lodge rooms for her and her youngsters, with the room costing her about $100 per night time. She added that she had already owed the lodge about $500, so she received virtually a month’s price of keep on the lodge from the funds GloJays supplied her.
Zipporia stated he ultimately requested her for an image of her ID card to ship her the remainder of the GoFundMe donations, nevertheless days glided by and he or she didn’t obtain one other penny. Relations between the 2 shortly started to bitter.
“He by no means actually needed to present me the cash,” she stated. “(He) took it.”
For his half, GloJays advised TSR Investigates that he would by no means simply pull up on somebody and provides them $20,000 with out stipulations.
“You need to be doing one thing,” he stated. “Working or one thing. Nobody has pulled up on you and gave you $3,500 like I’ve, no different stranger did that. No matter in the event that they raised if for you, gave it to you. Nobody has gave you the quantity that I’ve.”
GloJays added that he additionally approached Zipporia about a number of job and housing alternatives, simply days after posting the video. He says she stopped responding to individuals and that she wasn’t within the assist.
When requested if he believed she was knowledgeable panhandler, he responded within the affirmative. TSR Investigates questioned Zipporia on claims that she’s probably not homeless, to which she stated she’s dwelling out of a lodge, and if she doesn’t have cash, she will get put out on the streets.
She went on to say that she can’t work except there’s childcare, that she can’t go to work and depart her 5 youngsters unattended.
Reactions on-line had been blended, with some coming to Zipporia’s protection and different’s to GloJays.
GloJays stated that in each different case, he has supplied 100% of the funds to the individual in query, typically extra. He stated he canceled the marketing campaign after she started bashing him on-line, and took it as a private affront that he would finesse somebody for simply $20,000.
When requested the place he will get his cash from, which is then ostensibly used to assist individuals, he stated he has finished rather well in buying and selling, making about $400,000 on Netflix inventory “when it began to plummet.”
He added that he has no intention of giving Zipporia any extra money, and has no plans on providing an apology, both.
“She will take it to court docket, I don’t care,” he stated. “Do your factor.”
A fast investigation into GoFundMe’s insurance policies reveals that every one funds raised should be utilized in relation to the fundraiser’s description or objectives, and that if a web page is created on behalf of another person, that individual ought to obtain the entire funds raised.
There may be an possibility for donors to request a full refund, no questions requested.
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