7:36 AM PT — GoFundMe tells TMZ … the funds are now on their way to Tessica. The crowdfunding platform says, “Prior to the withdrawal, we asked that she clearly state how she intends to use the funds.”
Looks like they’re satisfied with her response.
Tessica Brown‘s Gorilla Glue ordeal is NOT over … her attempt to pay it forward is getting blocked because too many people think she’s a fraud.
TMZ broke the story … Tessica’s planning to donate $20k — the lion’s share of the money in her GoFundMe account — to a charitable org that provides reconstructive surgery … but now she can’t withdraw the cash.
Tessica says GoFundMe has frozen the account after it got flooded with claims she’s pulled a fast one. As you probably know, there’s a conspiracy theory out there that Tessica didn’t really Gorilla Glue her hair, and she cooked this all up to milk the Internet for sympathy dough.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … GoFundMe has asked Tessica for an update on where the $23,000 in the account will be donated. We’re told she’s provided that info, and is now waiting for a response.
When she first set up the fundraiser — to cover medical costs — she only asked for $1500, but as the saga dragged on for more than a month, the money kept coming.
Tessica’s donation is going to the Restore Foundation. As we first reported, Dr. Michael Obeng — who got the glue out of Tessica’s hair for free — is also reaping benefits. His Bev Hills practice has been flooded with new customers … for regular plastic surgery, not glue removal.