Homeless Good Samaritan Suing Couple Who Raised $400K To Help Him

Homeless man suing couple who raised $400,000 to help him

A judge has ordered a New Jersey couple to transfer what remains of the $400,000 they raised for a homeless man after he said they kept nearly all the money for themselves.

The couple also bought Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land McClure's family owns in Florence. They say they've been leery about giving him large sums of money because they're anxious he'll buy drugs. "More than 14,000 people donated to help Johnny buy a house, but he doesn't have access to the money".

"They took time out of their own schedules, their own jobs, brought him to rehab centers... gave him cash on a daily basis", he said.

D'Amico reportedly told him he had to leave the property in June, so Bobbitt is homeless again.

The relationship soured, and Bobbitt claimed in court that the money - almost $403,000 raised from about 14,000 online donors - never fully ended up in his possession. McClure and D'Amico made a decision to try to help him get back on his feet and set up the GoFundMe account that drew $403,000 and more than 14,000 donors.

During an appearance Monday on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" show, D'Amico told Kelly there was well over $150,000 left of the donations.

"He's really left us with no choice but to go forward, said Fallon, one of two pro bono lawyers from Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia whom Bobbitt retained last week".

Bobbit had gained worldwide attention after he spent his last $20 ($A27) to help a McClure buy gas last fall.

"We need to make sure the money is safe while a full accounting is done", said Jacqueline Promislo, one of Bobbitt's lawyers.

Bobbitt, who told the newspaper that he had spent a portion of a lump sum of $25,000 the couple had once given him on drugs, is now back on the streets, panhandling.

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Katie McClure (R), and McClure's boyfriend Mark D'Amico.

During an appearance on U.S. television on Monday, D'Amico revealed there is well over $150,000 left of the donations.

"The feeling is indescribable and (it's) all thanks to the support and generosity that each and every one of you has shown", Bobbitt wrote on the GoFundMe page.

"The equities in this case cry out that they be moved from where they presently are, given the public concern and the concerns and allegations that they were co-mingled", she said.

"I think it might have been good intentions in the beginning", Bobbitt told the Inquirer last week.

"From what I can see, the GoFundMe account raised $402,000 and GoFundMe charged a fee of approximately $30,000", Fallon explained.

The lawsuit alleges that McClure and D'Amico used the "GoFundMe account as their personal piggy bank to fund a lifestyle that they could not otherwise afford".

And Bobbitt told the Inquirer that D'Amico gambled away some of the GoFundMe money at a casino in Philadelphia.

"Giving him all that money, it's never going to happen".

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