Tessica Brown, who went viral for cementing her hair with Gorilla Glue, claims that the GoFundMe she set up is now under investigation. She told The Post Wednesday that she can’t withdraw the funds, which she plans to donate to charity.
When Brown was dealing with her situation, she set up a GoFundMe to help with medical bills and buying wigs, but now that she has decided to donate the money, the company won’t 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. “Every time you look at it, it says it’s under investigation.”
When Brown first set up the fundraiser, she only asked for $1,500, but after going viral donations went up to over $23,000. Now that she’s assured her viral fame with a celebrity management team and a merchandise line, she decided she wanted to give back the cash.
Brown’s donation is going to the Restore Foundation, Dr. Michael Obeng’s foundation that helps perform constructive surgeries on people in developing countries who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the procedures. Brown says it is something she could do for Obeng who helped her out of her situation.
The rest of the cash she wants to use for families in her parish who she personally knows have been struggling and could use the money to improve their situations.
“No matter what I do, it’s a problem,” griped Brown, who’s been accused of putting the glue in her hair as a social media stunt.
A GoFundMe spokesperson told The Post in a statement they “are in touch” with Brown and “working with her on the withdrawals of funds.”
“Prior to the withdrawal, she must clearly state on the campaign page how she intends to use the funds,” the spokesperson said. Brown is yet to update the page to reflect her new, charitable plans with the money for expenses related to her ordeal.
A second woman put gorilla glue in her hair as well.
You’d think after hearing seemingly non-stop about the woman who put Gorilla Glue in her hair, you would avoid putting that product anywhere near your body.
But it seems like another person has chucked it in their hair with similarly disastrous results.
In a different video she looked horrified before taking a shower to try and get rid of the super-strength adhesive and claimed it was an accident.
How you accidentally put a glue that caused serious pain for Tessica Brown for a month is beyond us, but perhaps the GoFund me page inspired the predicament.
She’s since set up a GoFundMe page to raise enough money to help pay for her treatment at a hospital, which could involve surgery to get rid of the adhesive.
One generous donor allegedly coughed up $3,000 to go towards the treatment and Avani revealed she would be flying to Los Angeles to get a solution to her problem