Tyler Perry, Meek Mill, and other celebrities are standing behind a 93-year-old woman who is battling to save her home in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Bailey Point Investment filed a lawsuit against Josephine Wright when she refused to sell her property to the developers. Perry helped bring attention to Wright’s story by sharing a WSAV report on the woman’s conflict with the developers. Wright’s family has owned the land since shortly after the Civil War.
“‘I’ve pretty much been a fighter all my life,’ said 93-year-old Josephine Wright,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Well, that makes two of us. Ms. Wright, please tell me where to show up and how I can help you fight.”
Meek Mill was among those who commented on Perry’s post. The rapper criticized Bailey Point for their treatment of the elderly woman.
“This is corporate bullying at its finest,” he wrote. “She’s a superhero!”
Actress Gabrielle Dennis also expressed support for Wright’s battle against the developers.
“I hate to see this happening to her, but I love that she’s willing to fight!” Dennis wrote. “I pray that things work out in her favor because the other side seems to be acting unscrupulously!”
Wright’s granddaughter started a GoFundMe campaign to help the 93-year-old woman with legal fees. NBA star Kyrie Irving donated $40,000 to the cause, and the campaign has raised over $134,000 as of Thursday (June 29).