South Carolina's Josephine Wright filed a countersuit against Bailey Point Investment LLC, accusing the company of harassment and intimidation in an attempt to force her into selling her property.
Snoop Dogg joins fight to help 93-year-old South Carolina woman keep home
Snoop Dogg is joining Tyler Perry, Kyrie Irving in helping a 93-year-old woman fighting to keep her home and land in South Carolina.
“I did it from the heart,” Snoop Dogg told CNN in a statement. “She reminds me of my mother and grandmother.”
Josephine Wright is being sued by a real estate developer over the land that has been in her family since the Civil War.
The 93-year-old woman from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is being sued by the real estate developer that is building a residential development around her family home that dates back to the end of the Civil War. “I've just never seen a multi-million dollar company handle themselves like this," Charise Graves, one of Wright's 40 grandchildren, told USA Today.
This land has been in our family since the end of the Civil War and she has poured her heart and soul into maintaining the property for herself and her family to enjoy for generations to come,” Graves told USA Today.
She added, “They are also making claims that she is not the legal heir to her property which she has lived and paid taxes on for over 30 years. My grandmother is heartbroken but resilient and not ready to give up without a fight.”
In 2014, Bailey Point Investment LLC bought all the land around Wright's property. The company attempted to buy her plot a few years ago with a lowball offer of $39,000, but she declined.
In the effort to save her home, Wright has garnered support from celebrities around the nation, including Tyler Perry, Kyrie Irving, and Snoop Dogg, who recently donated $10,000 to the fight via Death Row Records, which he now owns.
“Josephine Wright we stand with u !!" Snoop Dogg posted on his Instagram page with an emoji of a flexing arm.
A GoFundMe account was initiated in May 2023 by Wright’s granddaughter, Charise Graves, to raise funds to fight Bailey Point Investment Group.
“My name is Charise Graves, granddaughter to Mrs. Josephine Wright, and I am reaching out to you today because my 93-year-old grandmother, a resident of Hilton Head Island, SC, for over 30 years, is in desperate need of your help. Bailey Point Investment, a greedy land development company, is trying to take her property away from her as her land is situated right in the middle of their new residential subdivision, currently under construction. This land has been in our family since the end of the Civil War, and she has poured her heart and soul into maintaining the property for herself and her family to enjoy for generations to come.”
Since her story went public, several celebrities have stepped up help Wright fight the company, including Atlanta media mogul Tyler Perry.
A donation on Wright’s GoFundMe page was made in the amount of $10,000. The name attached: Snoop Dogg Death Row Records.
Another donation for $40,000 was made by NBA player Kyrie Irving.