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'Good Times' star John Amos opens up on daughter’s ‘elder abuse’ claims

John Amos has revealed that he has not been subject to any 'elder abuse' or 'financial exploitation'

By Web Desk
June 09, 2023
John Amos has revealed that he has not been subject to any elder abuse or financial exploitation
John Amos has revealed that he has not been subject to any 'elder abuse' or 'financial exploitation'

In response to his daughter Shannon Amos creating a GoFundMe page that seemingly aimed to raise funds on his behalf and claimed that he had been a victim of "elder abuse and financial exploitation," TV icon John Amos has released a statement reassuring everyone that he is in good health.

Talking to Parade, John's rep, Belinda Foster shared the following statement on behalf of the 83-year-old Good Times star:

"I wish to make a statement for the record that I am doing well. I appreciate everyone's concerns but again, please understand that this GoFundMe campaign is not one that is accurate or authorized by me. Thank you, John Amos."

John’s rep clarified the actor is "not fighting for his life, and he's not in ICU."

In a very convincing note, Shannon wrote on the GoFundMe page: "On May 14th of this year, I received a distressing call from my dad, who was hospitalized far away in Memphis, Tennessee."

"Though I was out of the country, we managed a brief FaceTime conversation before his pain became too unbearable. Desperate, I reached out to a family friend, who flew to Memphis while I prepared to join them. What we found shattered our world: my dad fighting for his life in the ICU."

"During the following weeks, my family and I unraveled a horrifying truth," she continued, "my dad had fallen victim to elder abuse and financial exploitation.”

“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."