Lil Tay has claimed her father faked her death on social media in an inflammatory new post – but he has hit back at the ‘false and absurd’ post.
The young influencer, 14, was the victim of a cruel hoax claiming she and her brother had died after her social media accounts were hacked last month – with a post shared to the account’s story on Tuesday claiming that her father Christopher J.Hope was to blame.
The message, which included a photo of Hope, read: “My abusive, racist, misogynistic father who beat my father faked my death.”
However, Hope has now labeled the post as ‘100% false’ and denied all allegations.
He told TMZ: ‘The person responsible for that Instagram post, as well as anyone who repeats the completely false and defamatory accusation therein, will almost certainly become a defendant in a defamation lawsuit.
Explosive: Lil Tay has claimed her father faked her death on social media in an inflammatory new post – but he has hit back at the ‘false and absurd’ post
Pictured together: The young influencer, 14, was the victim of a cruel hoax claiming she and her brother had died after her social media accounts were hacked last month – with a message appearing in the account’s story on Tuesday was shared claiming that her father Christopher J.Hope was to blame
“Everything said is 100% untrue, and I trust this should be obvious to anyone who knows me, or the long history of absurd and untrue statements made by the various people who have run the Instagram account.”
Lil Tay’s parents, Hope and mother Angela Tian, have been embroiled in a custody dispute for years.
Last month, Lil Tay’s mother broke her silence as she reached an agreement with the social media star’s father after years of feuding — with a $275,000 deal that shows the embattled parties finally have a legal understanding of who social media custody star has, and where she will live.
The young influencer will live with her mother Angela, who will have sole decision-making power, according to a statement released on her behalf via social media.
The Lil Tay Instagram account released a statement on behalf of Tay’s mother Angela from their legal team Lorne MacLean KC and Fraser MacLean of MacLean Law.
The statement said the teen’s father, Christopher Hope, will pay $275,000 in child support and continue to make monthly payments until she reaches adulthood.
Tay, born Claire Hope, rose to fame at the age of nine by flashing wads of cash, using inflammatory language and starting feuds with other social media stars.
The message, with a photo of Hope, read: ‘My abusive, racist, misogynistic father who beat my father faked my death’ – Hope has denied this
Custody: Last month, Lil Tay’s mother broke her silence as she reached an agreement with the social media star’s father after years of feuding
The Lil Tay Instagram account released a statement on Friday from their legal team Lorne MacLean KC and Fraser MacLean of MacLean Law on behalf of Tay’s mother Angela
In 2018, her father obtained a court order requiring her to stop creating online content and return to her native Vancouver, BC in Canada.
MacLean’s statement of law began with these words: “We have been asked to clarify the confusion in the media about the current state of family law proceedings, including custody, parenting time and child support.”
The statement also appears to reveal that Lil Tay’s career may finally resume, with Angela in full control, as it reads: ‘MacLean Law has successfully secured orders for our client that have enabled her daughter to advance her career to help.’
Along the way, Angela’s involvement was delved into further, as it stated that one of the orders reads: “The sole day-to-day and final decision-making authority and responsibilities in the best interests of Tay Tian for Ms. Tian.” ‘
In an interview with Hollywood life In October 2018, Tay’s father Christopher said: ‘Everyone else involved in this situation is motivated by money and the opportunity to make money off my daughter.
“I don’t fight for money; I am fighting for my daughter – for her happiness and her future.”
Since then, Tay’s social media accounts have gone dark.
Her older half-brother Jason, now 21, was credited with directing the foul-mouthed videos that launched her to internet fame.
In 2020, the court allowed the teen to move back to Los Angeles.
Speaking about the latest legal victory, Angela, 45, a former real estate agent TMZ on Friday: “I have been financially ruined fighting for my daughter’s rights and freedom, which should never have been taken away in the first place.”
“We won our case in court and my children and I can finally move on from this nightmare,” she said.
The change in custody indicates that Tay may soon appear on social media again.
“My daughter can pursue and achieve her dreams on her own terms,” Angela asserted, “and we are finally a happy family together again.”
When asked about the custody ruling, Christopher had no comment.
Chuck Wigg, who is dating Angela, told DailyMail.com that the teenager has been living in Los Angeles for several months and is working on her music career.
“Tay is gifted. “If anyone can make it, it’s her,” he said.
Dreams: Tay’s mother, Angela, said the custody agreement means: ‘My daughter can pursue and achieve her dreams on her own terms’
‘She is focused on her music, singing and acting, she can play the piano and guitar. She speaks and sings in Mandarin.’
Illinois recently passed a law intended to protect child influencers like Tay and the children of adult influencers who appear in their parents’ content, according to Salon.
The law requires that a portion of the revenue from the use of a minor’s “likeness, name, or photograph” be put into a trust that he or she can access once he or she reaches legal age. Other states could follow suit.