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Police launch investigation into ‘abuse’ of Coming to America and Good Times star John Amos after daughter claims her brother failed to care for elderly actor

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Police have launched an investigation into the 'abuse' of Good Times star John Amos after his daughter claimed her brother failed to care for the elderly actor.

Police have launched an investigation into the “abuse” of Good Times star John Amos after his daughter claimed her brother failed to care for the elderly actor.

The 84-year-old actor’s daughter, Shannon, said her brother, KC, failed to provide adequate care to their father and proceeded to call Adult Protective Services in July.

Amos later denied his daughter’s bizarre claims, saying they were based on a lie and that she was never abused.

According TMZAdult Protective Services filed a report based on her daughter’s claims before turning the case over to Los Angeles police, who then began the investigation.

Shannon and KC have had a contentious relationship for years and police said they were aware of the brothers’ accusations against each other, TMZ reported.

Police have launched an investigation into the 'abuse' of Good Times star John Amos after his daughter claimed her brother failed to care for the elderly actor.

Police have launched an investigation into the ‘abuse’ of Good Times star John Amos after his daughter claimed her brother failed to care for the elderly actor.

Amos continued to deny his daughter Shannon's (left) claims, saying they were based on a lie and that she was never abused.

Amos continued to deny his daughter Shannon's (left) claims, saying they were based on a lie and that she was never abused.

Amos continued to deny his daughter Shannon’s (left) claims, saying they were based on a lie and that she was never abused.

The 84-year-old actor's daughter, Shannon, claimed that her brother, KC, did not provide adequate care to their father and proceeded to call Adult Protective Services. In the photo: The Good Times actor with his granddaughter Quiera Williams (left), his daughter (center) and his son (right).

The 84-year-old actor's daughter, Shannon, claimed that her brother, KC, did not provide adequate care to their father and proceeded to call Adult Protective Services. In the photo: The Good Times actor with his granddaughter Quiera Williams (left), his daughter (center) and his son (right).

The 84-year-old actor’s daughter, Shannon, claimed that her brother, KC, did not provide adequate care to their father and proceeded to call Adult Protective Services. In the photo: The Good Times actor with his granddaughter Quiera Williams (left), his daughter (center) and his son (right).

In July, KC was arrested after his sister said he sent her threatening text messages with a video of him shooting a gun in an open field along with a message that said, “I’m going to sleep a lot better tonight, big sister.” .

According to the report, Shannon also said KC told her he had connections to organized crime groups and that she felt “her life was in danger.”

She then sent her brother a cease and desist letter, which was issued in response to his various online statements about her, stating that she “no longer has the authority to make medical decisions for your father John.”

According to New Jersey’s Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Robert Florida, Shannon stated that KC was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the past.

In July, KC was arrested after his sister said he had sent her threatening text messages and that she felt “his life was in danger.”

She also expressed that her brother believed she hired a hitman to kill him and fears that her brother will act on his suspicions according to documents obtained by TMZ.

In addition to her claims that her father was suffering from “elder abuse” and was “fighting for his life,” Shannon also allegedly launched a GoFundMe fundraiser for him.

The page’s target donation amount was set at $500,000 and claimed that the actor, dubbed “America’s Dad,” was the victim of a “caretaker” who robbed him, stripping his home of “anything valuable.”

But Amos quickly rejected the allegations and said he has no idea why his daughter launched the fundraiser, according to TMZ.

Shannon said her father’s alleged ordeal began in June, when she received a distressing phone call from her father telling her he was in a hospital in Memphis.

However, while the fundraiser claims he was “fighting for his life in the ICU,” Amos’ rep told the outlet that the actor “recently started feeling 100 percent.”

The actor was admitted to the hospital because the lower part of his body was filling with fluid up to his abdomen, which caused heart problems. The representative reportedly said that doctors successfully drained him and that he is recovering.

TMZ reported that the Coming to America actor was recently at the hospital for a “routine checkup” and the actor told the outlet that he was doing fine.

The fundraiser that was supposedly intended to help him with legal fees and the costs of his medical care claimed that he was only able to briefly call his daughter from his hospital bed before “her pain became too unbearable.”

Amos rose to fame in the 1970s with his starring role as patriarch James in Good Times.

Amos rose to fame in the 1970s with his starring role as patriarch James in Good Times.

Amos rose to fame in the 1970s with his starring role as patriarch James in Good Times.

Shannon did not offer any details of the abuse in her appeal, except to note that her father’s home had been “raped, stripped of everything valuable.”

He added that the family is working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and local police to “seek justice.”

“The cruelty inflicted on my father makes me wonder what kind of human being could commit such acts,” Shannon added. “However, we remain hopeful that justice will prevail.”

“We are deeply saddened by John’s victimization through elder abuse, neglect and fiduciary abuse, which is believed to have been perpetrated by a trusted caregiver.”

“This betrayal has devastated us and we are determined to continue a thorough investigation.”

Amos rose to fame in the 1970s with his starring role as patriarch James in Good Times.

He went on to appear in more than 200 television shows and movies, including The West Wing, Coming to America and Me Time.

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