Bisexual Georgia teen kicked out by parents receives over $16K in donations from strangers
When Nick’s parents discovered their teenage son was bisexual, they threw him out of the house, taking his car while he was at work, along with all of the money in his bank account, and threw his remaining belongings out of their home and onto the front lawn warning him to pick it up before it gets stolen.
Steve Bevers, whose mother-in-law works with Nick, not only took the Georgia teenager into their home, but also started a GoFundMe page for him on Oct. 22. In just 11 days, that fund has raised over $16,000 for the penniless 18-year-old Kennesaw State University freshman.
Watch Nick's video response at the link:
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/09/2013|
This will encourage more parents to kick their gay children out of the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/03/2013|
Fuck the father and stepmother. I hope their bigoted evil souls burn forever in Hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/03/2013|
I wouldnt go as far as to call them parents. Parents dont kick their kids out on the street and drain their kids bank accounts that they worked hard to build...these are rotten excuses for human beings. They need to be put in jail where they belong.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/03/2013|
If he was 18, he should file charges against his parents for theft for the bank account thing. Or at least sue them in small claims court for draining the account. No doubt it was a lot smaller than $16k though.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/03/2013|
He should definitely sue in civil court to get the money he earned back from them. The stepmonster had no right to steal it in the first place.
His father and stepmonster should be shunned by any decent people in their community. They are repulsive, abusive parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/03/2013|
Do we know his claims are real?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/03/2013|
"Do we know his claims are real?"
No, we don't. Not at all. There's no hard evidence to prove anything he says. In fact, his plea for money has a disclaimers saying "don't be afraid!", you can bet your bottom dollar that all that hard earned cash you send poor shat-upon Nick is going to a worthy cause.
The little fuckwad is pulling a scam. There are apparently a lot of stupid people willing to send money to some "bi-sexual" asshole who wants other people to provide for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/03/2013|
The story has been picked up by the national media, R9. If it were a scam, he would have been exposed by now.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/03/2013|
It never ceases to amaze me that parents like this exist in the world. The step Mom is an example of the ignorance that exists out there and the father ( I use that word but he should not be able to claim that title ) needs to understand he is the one with the problem. I hope this son does sue for the money that was stolen out of his account.
The only thing I have to offer is that I came from similar circumstances and I am now in my late 60's. I have lived to see that what goes around comes around and the people in my life that cut me off so terrible also were punished for what they did and over time I found a place where I could forgive them for their ignorance.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/03/2013|
There have been a lot of stories of someone who is in dire need that turned out to be scams. Just because it has been "picked up by the media" doesn't mean there's any truth to it.
Why doesn't the little bastard just get a job? Oh, I know why. He'd rather have gullible idiots give him free money. That's ever so much nicer than having to work for a living.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/03/2013|
Huge scam. You people will believe anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/03/2013|
[quote] Why doesn't the little bastard just get a job?
He has a job, you fucking idiot. But his "parents" cleaned out his bank account with all of the money he had saved up.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/03/2013|
There are evil people here on Earth! I'm sure glad I am not one of them!!! And for you disbelievers - shame on you for being such a**ho*es!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/03/2013|
R15 exactly...the parents withdrew all the kids hard earned money from the joint custodial account. I hope he gets as much money as possible from all the generous people all there.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/03/2013|
The kid is a fucking leech. A con artist leech.
You retards will believe anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/03/2013|
"He has a job, you fucking idiot."
If he has a job then why is he begging strangers for money, you stupid cunt? Because he knows imbeciles like you will send him free money, that's why.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/03/2013|
Mean to his sister's what, exactly?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/04/2013|
[R13] [R18] He has a job and his parents merely had custody of the account but didn't contribute money to it.
The parents are unworthy of the name parents. I hope he has a worthwhile life without them and that they have their shortcomings advertised and lose their friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/05/2013|
Don't know if you are telling the truth R20 but if so I wouldn't be surprised. Sadly I know some gay people who try to claim their families have problems with them being gay when the real issue wasn't their sexuality at all, they just used it as a convenient excuse to try to not to responsibility for their actions. Makes the rest of us and those who really dealt with bigotry look bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/05/2013|
@R20, I knew that there was more to this than met the eye. Ya know KickStarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding sites are great tools but who vets these campaigns? How do you know they're not scams? I given to two Kickstarter campaigns. I have yet to receive any goods which were scheduled to be delivered in September.
I was about to give to this kid but "something" just nagged at me to wait. Now I'm glad I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/05/2013|
I love how r24 is skeptical about this kid, but not at all at skeptical about anonymous r20 who "just happens" to know the family. As if that wouldn't be an extremely unlikely coincidence in a nation of over 300 million. You're quite the needle in a haystack, r20!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/05/2013|
Total conman. He's a budding sociopath.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/05/2013|
Oh, and you know all those male Hollywood stars you think are hot, they're all secretly gay! It's true, I just happen to know all of them personally.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/05/2013|
That's what I thought r27, nice to finally have some concrete proof. Thanks!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/05/2013|
@R25; Of course the story of Nick could be very possible but what made me hesitant was his Step Mothers ability to withdraw all of his money from his bank account. While it's true that it could have been a Custodial account the fact that given his age and this was done made me a bit suspect.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/05/2013|
I can't believe r20. He is so warm and sweet in his thank you video....seems so genuine. Even if he was difficult and disrespectful, what did he do that warranted the treatment he described (police escorts and all)? R20?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/05/2013|
"Ya know KickStarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding sites are great tools but who vets these campaigns?"
I think the ideas behind these sites are great, but the reality is that all of them have evolved disproportionately into weapons for scamsters and con artists.
Con artists always target vulnerable populations and exploit their fears and vulnerabilities. This guy knew that he could play on the sympathies and anger of gays who may have feared or even experienced something similar in their youths, and are predisposed to unquestioningly presume that straight parents are inclined to victimize their gay children. The sad thing is that there are people who will continue to insist on the truth of this, in the face of no evidence whatsoever. Many victims of cons almost perversely want to believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/05/2013|
R31, that's why I prefer some of the other crowd-funding sites.
ModestNeeds recognized early on that there were treasure hunters who tapped any resource available. Money given is sent directly to debt holders - like utilities, car repair shops, and landlords. It's not paid directly to the beneficiary.
There is such a thing as responsible giving. Investigating legitimacy and real benefit to the beneficiary prevents giver remorse and a slam to the fundraiser's reputation.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/05/2013|
Thanks R32! I have never heard of ModestNeeds. That looks like one I would like to contribute to! Here's one I suggest to others (if you don't know about it) that help kids who have been thrown out. It's the Ali Forney Center. Unfortunately BUT fortunately it's only in New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/05/2013|
R29 - it was the withdrawing all the money from a custodial account that made me even more skeptical.
Funds in a custodial account can only be taken out to be used by the beneficiary of the account. They are not like joint accounts where either party has total access to the funds.
I find it difficult to believe any bank made aware of the situation as described would want to put themselves in jeopardy by letting the mother keep the funds.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/05/2013|
@R34; and that's why I did not contribute. Look... it is possible that the story is 100% true but "something" just did not sit right with me about it. $16K in a few days is a nice haul. I just leave it at I hope I'm wrong and my gut suspicions are unfounded.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/05/2013|
Trust me, the mother could get the money.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/05/2013|
UPDATE: Nick's father sent the following response to this story to The Huffington Post: Bottom line, Nick had posted his personal business ALL over social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, Ask.fm). We asked him to come down stairs and verified that it was true. My wife and I have known for 3-4 years Nick was gay, that was NEVER our issue. Our issues stemmed from him admitting to drinking and driving, getting suspended at work for a week for insulting his supervisor, blasting his personal business all over social media for future employers/nursing school applications to read, and his down right disrespect to every member of our household, especially his sisters by giving them graphic details of his sexual encounter with a 26 year old man (not something 3 teenaged girls need to hear from their big brother). Nick has a chip on his shoulder and a temper as well.
We gave him 4 rules: 1)take down all Social Media for 30 days because it was consuming his life and he could be posting things that 5 years from now he will regret 2)that he was not grounded BUT he was to drive to and from work and/or school with our car until he proved he was making better decisions and not drinking and driving 3)he needed to change departments at work because he was currently reporting directly to the ex-girlfriend that got him suspended for a week (I even went & talked to his manager for him & that was his suggestion) 4) that he needed to seek counseling to process all of this and deal with the anger he has towards his biological mother
At no point in time did we kick him out. He chose to leave because he didn't want to abide by our rules. Rules that were still pretty lenient considering. He showed up at the house after his first day back to work from his suspension, started yelling, cursing and threw his car keys at my wife, then assaulted her and grabbed her. She was offered to press charges by the police (that Nick called) but didn't want to ruin his college career or chances of getting into nursing school. He said, "I don't want shit from you people". We told him, "Nick you only have 6 weeks left in this semester. Lets get you through it and we will find you an apartment and get you moved if you don't want to stay here". About the car, it is a leased vehicle that we leased for Nick with an agreement that he would make the car payments, pay for insurance and gas. He agreed to all of those terms and we told him he would be responsible for all 36 payments no matter what, again, he agreed. As for taking his money, Nick was well aware that the remaining payments for his car were transferred to our account. We told him repeatedly take the car you are going to need it, we will make sure the payments are made. He again refused to take it. His sisters were present with all of our conversations with him so for him to lie and say that we took his money, his car and kicked him out is a down right lie. We didn't ask Nick to leave and we certainly wouldn't put out one of our children because of their sexual orientation. We are way too laid back for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/07/2013|
I knew it! ...and now he is $16K richer.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/07/2013|
Exactly! I think now that people should be apologizing to the parents for all of the hatred and comments. They sound like reasonable people to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/07/2013|
@R40; I'm not ready to do that either. Who knows if or if not the parents are involved with this scam. "Something" should be brought against this guy. He (or he and the parents) got $16k richer off of this.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/07/2013|
I know for a fact his parents are not involved. He is a spoiled brat and finally his family's voice is being heard. BUSTED Nicky boy!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/07/2013|
@R42; that's good to hear! Do you know if Nicky boy plans on returning that money back to his donors? This kid is despicable!!!
Ya know... there might come a time when a real hardship case makes itself known. This kid has now made a lot of people gun shy!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/07/2013|
[R37] Did it occur to you that Nick's father is lying in order to save face?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/07/2013|
I love people. So because dad posts his version of the story suddenly the kid's a liar. All you geniuses just knew it. Because it doesn't occur to you that the dad might be lying about all this. I'm sure there's plenty of blame to go around but they admitted to taking the money out of his account. He hadn't at any point stated the kid missed a payment. How about your car loan company drains your account "just to be safe"? You'd be ok with that?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/07/2013|
In addition to their generous financial donations to young Nick, R44 and R45 also sent their detailed personal banking information to a Nigerian prince.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/08/2013|
, , If you think that, you're a dumb-ass. I've never been with anyone that young and have no interest in it. I won't get it on with anyone under the age of 21. Also, I wasn't one of the donors.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/08/2013|
I'm shocked that something posted on the internet was not true! Shocked!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/08/2013|
Total donations have reached nearly $27,000. I hope he goes on to do something good with his life.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/09/2013|
[quote] Total donations have reached nearly $27,000. I hope he goes on to do something good with his life.
Well, his career as a grifter is off to a good start.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/09/2013|
[R51] Well, his father and wicked stepmother appear to be self-absorbed pathologial liars.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/09/2013|
The little bastard is going to have a high old time spending all that free money that retards have sent him. How much money does he want, anyway? Fifty thousand? A hundred thousand? How much do you need to "get back on your feet?" He's got quite a nest egg now, but evidently it's not enough. I don't think any amount would be enough for the little lying prick.
It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people can be. Giving your money away to an obvious scam artist...how mindless and pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/09/2013|