Goldie Taylor, an editor-at-large for the dishonest website called the Daily Beast, raised over $75,000 from her readers. Yet this money seems to have disappeared. Did Goldie Taylor steal this money, or is something else going on?
Over two years ago Taylor launched a Kickstarter for a film called “The Other Side of Grace – A feature length documentary that charts the rise and decline of the most dangerous city in America– East St Louis, IL.”
Taylor raised $55,840 from 684 backers.
According to her Kickstarter, the film would be released in January, 2015.
Taylor’s last update was posted on September 14, 2014:
I truly appreciate your support and enduring patience. The documentary production has been on hiatus since the Ferguson broke, as we re-tool our approach. Then too, my network responsibilities have grown with the heavy news cycle.
Research shows no film called “The Other Side of Grace” is available on iTunes, Amazon, or any other place where films are sold. The Kickstarter does not indicate that “The Other Side of Grace” was ever released.
What happened to the $55,840 raised from 684 backers?
Goldie Taylor ran a second campaign, raising $23,235 from 316 backers.
After her successful campaign for The Other Side of Grace, Taylor launched a GoFundMe for a film called #89Blocks.
A search for “#89blocks” reveals Goldie Taylor’s page.
There does not appear to be any film called #89blocks.
People on Twitter are asking what happened. Taylor has refused to comment.
It also appears Taylor has deleted her Tweets mentioning #89Blocks.
Is this a journalistic cover-up?
— The Daily Dish (@TheDailyDish2) June 16, 2016
You can find this Tweet about #89Blocks from Goldie Taylor in a cache. (Click here for the Archive.)
When you click on teh URL associated with it, it’s gone.
If you run a search for #89Blocks in Goldie Taylor’s Twitter timeline, you won’t get any results.
Where did the over $75,000 go?
Goldie Taylor isn’t answering questions.
I asked Taylor for comment back in December, 2015. I received no response.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) December 16, 2015
I asked Taylor for comment again before posting this article, as it’s unethical to write a story like this without asking for comment. I was instead blocked.
.@goldietaylor I'm writing a story about you. You did 2 crowd funds raising over $75,000. Neither film has been released. Is this true?
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 16, 2016
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