GoFundMe is no longer investigating Tessica Brown’s fundraiser and has released the funds to her account, the website told The Post Thursday morning.
“The GoFundMe Trust & Safety team has released the funds and they should be on their way to Tessica,” a spokesperson for the website wrote in an email of the $23,893 windfall Brown has been waiting for so she could donate it to charity.
On Wednesday, the viral TikToker, who rose to internet stardom after she slathered her hair in Gorilla Glue, cementing her locks in place for a month, told The Post that GoFundMe was investigating her account and wouldn’t release the funds.
She’d started the fundraiser early on in her plight to pay for wigs and medical expenses, but after celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng agreed to treat her hair for free, she decided to donate the bulk of the cash to a foundation he runs and the rest to families in her town.
However, Brown said the fundraising website wouldn’t let her withdraw the cash because many people had reported the account as “fraudulent,” Brown explained.
“That’s going to be pretty upsetting because who are y’all to say, you know, this was a fraudulent account?” she said previously.
GoFundMe said Brown needed to explain exactly what the funds would be used for in the bio before the cash could be released.
The spokesperson said Thursday “the organizer stated she would donate the funds to a charity and to families” in her town and the company was in the process of working on a withdrawal plan with her.
Brown didn’t return a request for comment.
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