AceShowbiz - The GoFundMe page created by John Amos' daughter has been taken down. The removal took place after the "Good Times" actor accused Shannon Amos of elder abuse as she took advantage of his hospitalization.
Shannon launched the GoFundMe page to raise $500,000 for "legal, medical, future housing, and care expenses" for her father. However, as of Sunday morning, June 18, the page is no longer available.
The campaign had already raised more than $13,000 of its $500,000 goal with more than 300 donations as of Thursday. It is unclear whether the money has been withdrawn.
Shannon previously claimed she'd received a distressing call from her father. "On May 14th, I would receive a distressing call, from my dad, sharing that he was hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee, in immense pain. Despite being out of the country, I arranged for help to reach him. ICU revealed his life hanging by a thread (sic)," she shared.
Shannon went on to note that her dad, who also starred in the TV mini-series "Roots", was the victim of "elder abuse and financial exploitation." She wrote, "The past two weeks shattered our world. My dad, a victim of elder abuse and financial exploitation."
John, for his part, has shut down the claim several times. Insisting that he was doing well, the 83-year-old explained that he was "not in ICU, nor was I ever fighting for my life." He then noted, "First, 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."
Days later, John's son, K.C. Amos, shared a video of the actor in a hospital. In the clip, he said, "She would be the primary suspect - if you would... 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."