Snoop Dogg is the latest celeb to jump in to help a 93 year old who is currently in a legal battle over her family’s land in South Carolina. The rapper has made a $10,000 donation to help Josephine Wright keep the home she has lived in for decades.
Josephine Wright’s Assistance
Last week, Snoop Dogg reposted a screenshot of Wright’s GoFundMe page on his Instagram, noting in the caption that he stands with her during her battle. Now, he has gone further in his efforts by not only standing in solidarity with her but also by donating to the crowdfund set up to support her. CNN confirmed the news with a rep for the rapper.
“I did it from the heart,” he told the outlet in a statement. “She reminds me of my mother and grandmother.”
Tyler Perry is also among those who have offered support to Wright. The filmmaker shared Wright’s story on his Instagram page and pledged his support. In the caption, he wrote, “Ms. Wright, please tell [me] where to show up and what you need to help you fight?”
In May, local news outlet WSAV broke the news of Wright’s battle. Her family has owned the Hilton-Head property since the Civil War and developers are now suing her over it.
Bailey Point Investment Group is suing Wright the land her home sits on which they want to develop. Court documents show the Georgia-based company is suing for encroachment and wants to build on and around the property.
Wright filed a countersuit in late June alleging a “constant barrage of tactics of intimidation, harassment, trespass, to include this litigation in an effort to force her to sell her property.”
Civil right Attorney Bakari Sellers called the case “the true epitome of David verse Goliath.”