Over the past 2 weeks, I have tried my best to ignore the constant lies about me, my work, my teams, our fundraising, and more. Today I will respond, with receipts and details, one last time. After that, you can lie about me, but that's on you.
Every person, family, charity or cause Shaun has raised money for has received every penny of what was raised.
Not a single person, family, charity, or cause Shaun has raised money for has ever accused him of stealing the money he raised for them.
The people who started and continue to make these unfounded accusations are mostly conservative news writers and white supremacists. They use these rumors strategically. Anytime one of the cases Shaun works on begins gaining traction, the rumors resurface, pulling focus from the real issues of racial violence and inequity at hand. The rumors serve to plant seeds of doubt within the activist community, to cause mistrust and turn allies against each other. These were the same tactics used to infiltrate and tear down the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords and essentially any other movement that fought for disenfranchised people in America.
For years, Shaun has been completely transparent about all of his finances, going as far as to create an entire website where all of the money he’s raised can be tracked, and statements from families confirming they received it can be found. No more time can be lost debunking rumors, not when there is so much important work to be done.
Shaun addresses these accusations for the final time in today’s episode of The Breakdown.