After a week’s worth of crazy conspiracy theory-fueled Twitter rants that made many wonder if mental illness had taken hold, Tequila posted a desperate-sounding plea: She needed money to pay her rent and avoid making her and her toddler daughter homeless.
On her fundraising page, Tequila explained, “The reason why I am creating this GoFundMe campaign is because they have raised the rent at my old home to $4,500 a month, and being a single mother without any support from the father, it can sometimes be very tough taking care of 2 people with only a 1 person income.”
She went on to explain that she is now moving and needs cash to furnish her new place. Tequila’s dire financial straits are a bit confusing, considering she pulled in a reported $175,000 for her stint on Celebrity Big Brother last summer.
While she originally was only seeking $2,500, as of this writing fans had donated over $5,600.
“Oh my God! I cannot believe we actually not only reached our goal, but have actually gone PAST it!” she wrote. “This is truly a humbling experience, and has definitely restored my faith in humanity! There was so much hatred thrown at me, especially on here, for trying to find ways to help my daughter and I (sic). I was about to lose hope and faith in humanity again after reading some of the horrid comments, but I felt in my heart that GOD led me here, and to believe that LOVE CONQUERS ALL! And that it has! I was crying so many tears of happiness when I found out we actually hit our goal! Thank you from THE BOTTOM OF MINE AND IZZY’S HEART FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE, HELP, COMPASSION, AND SUPPORT!”
But not everyone is so supportive. There were a few interesting exchanges on her Twitter feed.