Judge rules couple must give homeless man funds raised in GoFundMe

Judge rules couple must give homeless man funds raised in GoFundMe

He's seeking undisclosed damages, and his lawyers want a judge to appoint someone to oversee the account.

In an interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer, McClure said she and D'Amico did what they could to help Bobbitt.

The filing also asks for an injunction that would prevent more of the money from being spent.

Bobbitt's other attorney, Jacqueline Promislo told NBC she "very concerned" about how much money has been spent by the defendants.

On Monday, McClure and D'Amico appeared on "Today", telling Megyn Kelly that about $150,000 was left, Fallon said.

During the Thursday hearing, the couple's attorney Ernest E. Badway said the couple give Bobbitt cash on a daily basis. He was represented by three lawyers from Cozen O'Connor. She's also accused of spending around $25,000 on drugs in a time span of less than two weeks, while also sending money to family and paying legal fees.

The story began in heartwarming fashion, when Katie McClure ran out of gas on a highway exit ramp, and Johnny Bobbitt spent his last $20 to help her. McClure then set up the crowdfunding campaign, which has raised more than $400,000.

Dow told Badway that his clients had until Friday to turn over the money. "I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him".

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Since the GoFundMe page went viral, McClure and D'Amico were able to get Bobbitt a place of his own to live in. The 35-year-old's lawyer, Christopher C. Fallon, said they pursued filing the suit after D'Amico refused to provide financial records.

McClure posted about it on social media and the news of Bobbitt's selfless act quickly went viral.

The couple have denied the accusations and told the Today show on August 27 that they feared giving cash to Bobbitt after he spent $25,000 in less than two weeks. McClure's and D'Amico's attorney said they had provided Bobbitt with more than $200,000, WPVI and KYW reported. But Mr Bobbitt became homeless again after Mr D'Amico told him in June that he had to leave the property. The GoFundMe cash, Bobbitt suspected, had been squandered on vacations, a luxury auto and more than one addiction. He spent one night in a motel last week but is otherwise living on the streets while attending a nonresidential detox treatment program.

McClure and D'Amico said a large sum of the money went to pay for a camper, as well as clothes, food, a TV, a laptop and hotel bills.

Fallon estimated that GoFundMe would have taken about $30,000 to $40,000 in commission from the more than $400,000 that was raised, which means more than $250,000 should be left.

The couple also say they bought Mr Bobbitt a camper with some of the funds and parked it on land owned by Ms McClure's family in Florence Township, New Jersey.

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".

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