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Kyrie Irving Gives $40K to S.C. Woman, 93, Fighting Land Developers | Video

*Josephine Wright, 93, has been fighting developers over her South Carolina property owned by her family since 1865.

According to USA Today, Wright has lived on the Hilton Head property for 30 years. After her husband died in 1998, she has lived alone ever since.

Bailey Point Investment LLC purchased the land around Wright’s property in 2014. She rejected a lowball offer of $39,000 made by the company a few years ago to buy her home. 

Tyler Perry shared Wright’s story on Instagram in June, writing, “Please tell where to show up and what you need to help you fight.” 

Fighting Injustice on Hilton Head Island
screenshot of Josephine Wright

Meek Mill commented under Perry’s post, “Corporate bullying at its finest .. this super hero status!”

Wright’s granddaughter started a GoFundMe to raise funds to help her grandmother keep her property.  As Complex reports, Kyrie Irving donated $40,000 to the campaign. 

“Bailey Point Investment, a greedy land development company, is trying to take her property away from her as her land is situated right in the middle of their new residential subdivision, currently under construction,” the campaign reads. “This land has been in our family since the end of the Civil War and she has poured her heart and soul into maintaining the property for herself and her family to enjoy for generations to come.”

As of this writing, the fundraiser has received 5,000 donations, totaling $263,589. The goal is set for $350,000.

Here’s more from Wright’s story from Complex:

The company filed a lawsuit against Wright in February, claiming her screened-in porch, shed, and satellite dish encroach on its property. Bailey Point is seeking “just and adequate compensation for its losses, inconveniences, aggravation, unnecessary expenditures of time and efforts and disruptions.”

Wright filed a countersuit, accusing Bailey Point of deploying “a consistent and constant barrage of tactics of intimidation, harassment, trespass, to include this litigation in an effort to force her to sell her property.”

“Wright…has been deprived of the peaceful enjoyment of her property, her property has been damaged and she has been threatened,” her suit reads.

Both lawsuits are scheduled for a hearing in September.

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