Snoop Dogg donates to woman fighting to keep land that's been in her family for decades
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A 93-year-old woman is fighting to stay on land that has been in her family for decades.
Josephine Wright is in a battle with an investment company who claims she is encroaching on a piece of land they are trying to develop.
According to court documents obtained by USA Today, Bailey Point Investment Group is suing the elderly woman in a David vs Goliath showdown.
The lawsuit was filed back in February this year in Beaufort County Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, South Carolina.
Bailey Point Investment alleges the 93-year-old has 'various personal property and improvements' that are encroaching on their property.
This includes a satellite near the defendant's’ property, a shed, and a screened porch on the existing residence.
The company is seeking 'monetary and equitable relief' in the legal action.
One of Ms Wright's granddaughter, Charise Graves, has started a GoFundMe to help her go up against the big company.
It has already attracted a whopping $274,000 at the time of writing and has even had donations from Snoop Dogg, who pledged $10,000 through Death Row Records, and NBA star Kyrie Irving, who added $40,000 to the pot.
Snoop posted about the fundraiser on his Instagram and wrote: “Josephine Wright we stand with u !!”
Charise said on the GoFundMe that her grandmother has a deep historical connection to her home.
"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," she said.
She added: "My grandmother is heartbroken but resilient and not ready to give up without a fight. That's why I am turning to you, the community, for help.
"We are hoping to raise enough funds to cover the cost of her attorneys, cover any property taxes, and construct a fence to create a barrier between Grandma's property and the new development which has recently paved a road 22ft from her back porch.
"Any funds that the foundation has remaining will be used as a college fund for her heirs and to replant trees on Hilton Head. She has 7 children, 40 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren."
Bailey Point Investment acquired the land back in 2014 and has plans to create 147 homes in a huge subdivision.
They reportedly tried to buy Josephine's home for $39,000.
Josephine told USA Today: "I'm hoping that the outcome is this: That these people will leave us alone and let me keep my property for the sanctuary of my family... to have a peace of mind and piece of my property."
LADbible has reached out Bailey Point Investment Group for comment.
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