Lil Tay‘s father spoke out after the 14-year-old YouTuber’s Instagram account claimed that he faked her loss of life. Christopher Hope gave an announcement to TMZ on September 26 and denied that he was concerned within the false announcement that Tay died in August.
“The one that is answerable for that Instagram publish, in addition to anybody repeating the fully false and libelous accusation inside it, are just about sure to change into defendants in a defamation lawsuit,” Christopher’s assertion learn. “The whole lot acknowledged is 100% false, and I belief that this must be apparent to anybody who is aware of me or the lengthy historical past of absurd and unfaithful statements made by the assorted individuals who have managed the Instagram account,” he added.
On Tay’s Instagram Story, there’s a image of Christopher that reads, “My abusive racist misogynistic lady beating father faked my loss of life.” A second publish exhibits any individual’s fingers (seemingly Tay’s) on a passport. Tay has not independently spoken out in regards to the newest accusations towards her father.
In August, Tay’s household confirmed that she was alive after her social media account bought hacked and reported that she had allegedly died. “I wish to make it clear that my brother and I are secure and alive, however I’m fully heartbroken, and struggling to even discover the precise phrases to say,” she advised TMZ by way of her household on Aug. 10. “It’s been a really traumatizing 24 hours. All day yesterday, I used to be bombarded with countless heartbreaking and tearful cellphone calls from family members all whereas making an attempt to kind out this mess.”
Amidst the loss of life hoax drama, Lil Tay’s dad and mom carried on their custody battle over the 14-year-old. Her mother, Angela Tian, advised TMZ by way of her authorized staff that Christopher has been ordered to pay $275K in “retroactive little one assist,” which dates again to 2014. Christopher additionally has to maintain paying for little one assist and “extra bills,” Angela’s representatives stated. The authorized staff determined that Tay’s mother will solely be in command of all decision-making concerning her daughter.
“I’ve been financially ruined preventing for my daughter’s rights and freedom which ought to have by no means been taken away to start with,” Angela advised TMZ. “We’ve got received our case in courtroom and my kids and I can lastly transfer on from this nightmare. My daughter can pursue and obtain her goals on her personal phrases, and we’re lastly a cheerful household once more, collectively.”