According to The Post, Tessica Brown, who went viral with Gorilla Glue for solidifying her hair, says the GoFundMe she established is now under investigation and she can’t withdraw the money.
Early on in her plight, she set up a GoFundMe for assistance with medical bills and buying wigs, but now that she has decided to donate the money, she explained, but the company will not let her withdraw it.
“They won’t even release it to me because that many people have called and said it was a fraudulent account,” Brown said during a Zoom interview.
She had only asked for $1,500 when Brown first set up the fundraiser, but it ended up getting higher and higher to over $23,000. She decided she wanted to give back the cash now that she’s secured her viral fame with a celebrity management team and a merchandise line.
In a statement, a GoFundMe spokesperson told The Post they “are in touch” with Brown and “working on the withdrawal of her funds.”
“Prior to the withdrawal, she must clearly state on the campaign page how she intends to use the funds,” the spokesperson said.