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Chrissy Teigen Donates $200,000 to Pay for George Floyd Protesters' Bail

Chrissy Teigen revealed she is donating $200,000 to assist pay for bail for individuals arrested whereas protesting George Floyd’s demise.

The Chrissy’s Court docket star, 34, took to Twitter on Saturday, Might 30, writing, “In celebration of regardless of the f—ok maga evening is, I’m dedicated to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors throughout the nation.”

Chrissy Teigen on the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020. Matt Baron/Shutterstock

After a commenter referred to these individuals as “rioters and criminals,” the supermodel replied, “Ooo they could want more cash then. Make it $200,000.”

Her transfer got here as #MagaNight trended on Twitter after President Donald Trump tweeted about protesters on the White Home, who he described as “professionally managed” individuals who “have been simply there to trigger bother.”

“The @SecretService dealt with them simply. Tonight, I perceive is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???” he added however when a reporter requested the previous actuality TV star on Saturday whether or not he was involved that he was inciting extra racial violence and discord, Trump denied it and responded “I don’t care” to a query about encouraging his supporters to carry a counter-protest.

Protests have taken place throughout the U.S. this week after Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in police custody after he was accused of making an attempt to make use of a counterfeit $20 invoice at a Minneapolis deli.

Floyd was handcuffed and pinned to the bottom by police, with one officer, Derek Chauvin, holding his knee to the person’s neck for greater than seven minutes, at the same time as he complained that he couldn’t breathe and pleaded for assist, and after he turned unresponsive. Paramedics have been known as and carried out chest compressions and transported the person to a neighborhood hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

Video of the arrest went viral, prompting protests and riots in Minneapolis and different cities throughout the nation. The 4 police concerned within the incident have been fired, and on Friday, Might 29, Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree homicide and second-degree manslaughter.

Whereas stars equivalent to Jamie Foxx, Nick Cannon, Actual Housewives of Atlanta‘s Porsha Williams and The Bachelorette‘s Rachel Lindsay joined protesters on the streets, different celebrities together with Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and former president Barack Obama took to social media to demand justice.

Teigen shouldn’t be the one public determine to donate cash to bail out protesters — former NFL participant Colin Kaepernick has joined forces with the Know Your Rights marketing campaign to determine a fund to pay protesters’ authorized charges.

“In preventing for liberation there’s all the time retaliation. We should defend our Freedom Fighters,” he tweeted.

Different stars together with Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Don Cheadle, Janelle Monae, Kehlani and Jameela Jamil have every donated $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a community-based nonprofit that pays the bail for low-income people who couldn’t in any other case afford it.

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