Arizona mom who left kids in hot car spent thousands of dollars of donation money 'to finish her baby daddy's rap album': ex-pal
The Arizona mother who left two of her kids in a hot car during a job interview spent thousands of dollars in donation money "to finish her baby daddy's rap album," a former supporter claims.
Shanesha Taylor was charged with felony abuse earlier this year, but prosecutors said she could avoid jail if she put $40,000 in donations into a trust fund for her children. A New Jersey woman had helped raise $114,000 for Taylor after her plight — and teary mugshot — went viral.
Taylor, however, failed to put the money in the trust fund by the deadline imposed by the judge, throwing away the "deal of a lifetime," said her attorney Benjamin Taylor.
Prosecutors charged that Taylor was spending more than $4,000 a month on non-essential items, and now a former supporter of hers says she even spent some dough on a rap album.
"We had someone call my office and alert her attorney to the fact that she spent $6,000 at a music studio in Tempe to finish her baby daddy's rap album," Reverend Jarrett Maupin told ABC. "That's not what people gave her that money for."
Maupin believes her money may have run out — and Taylor is once again trying to raise cash, according to Fox 10.
“I feel bamboozled and used a little bit, but I don't regret it because on its face she was what she was,” Maupin told the station. “Everyone had sympathy for her, but what she's become is something quite different.”
When contacted by ABC, Taylor said "I haven't spoken to [Reverent Maupin] since July 21st. He has not been part of my defense team. Anything he says is libel or slander."
Taylor is due back in court next month.
Note that she does not say it is not true.