An elder abuse investigation into the well-being of legendary “Good Times” actor John Amos is underway.
John, 83, has been hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee, since May.
His daughter, Shannon Amos, who was out of the country, became extremely concerned after receiving a phone call from her father.
On May 14th, I would receive a distressing call: from my dad, sharing that he was hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee, in immense pain.
Despite being out of the country, I arranged for help to reach him. ICU revealed his life hanging by a thread.
The past two weeks shattered our world. My dad, a victim of elder abuse and financial exploitation.
We are collaborating with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and local authorities, determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Legal assistance is crucial to ensure their prosecution and protect my father’s future. His home, stripped bare, necessitates a safe space for his return.
See Shannon’s original post below.
Shannon filed an elder abuse complaint with the Custer County Sheriff’s Office and she launched a $500,000 GoFundMe to raise money to support John Amos’ medical and legal expenses.
The Sheriff’s Office released the following statement to People:
Mr. Amos has been a beloved member of our community for many years. He has also been an ardent supporter of our community and this sheriff’s office.
We take allegations of crimes very seriously. We can confirm that an allegation was made to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office that Mr. Amos could be a victim of a crime.
We are thoroughly investigating that allegation and have consulted with our partners at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Department of Human Services.
We have also been in contact with Mr. Amos and his attorney.
Things became extremely murky after John Amos told TMZ that he’s not being abused and he has no idea why his daughter launched a GoFundMe.
Someone also posted a TikTok on John’s page that reads: “The Go Fund was not authorized by John Amos.”
A touching video was also posted of John’s son, K.C. Amos, visiting him in the hospital.
Something in the milk isn’t clean in this situation and it makes me really sad to even think that Mr. John Amos could possibly be a victim of elder abuse.
Hopefully, a thorough investigation will the to the bottom of it.