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Black Woman Creates GoFundMe Campaign Titled “Help Me Divorce This D‑ck Already”, Gets Funds in a Day

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Vanessa Gritton had had enough. The California resident, who has been in limbo since her husband refused to file for divorce claiming a lack of funds, created a GoFundMe campaign to cover the $300 needed to get it done.

On the campaign page, titled ‘Help Me Divorce This Dick Already’, Gritton explained her predicament, often injecting wit and humor.

Hi everyone! I am not sick, I have a home, and I’m not funding an indie film nor do I need to pay a bookie.

I am still married to my abuser though so that fucking sucks.

I’ll try to keep it hella brief.

I have tried to get my divorce for two years. Begged for it. I stopped fighting as hard when a visit to gather his things turned into an assault because hey, let’s have the worst thing to every happen to me be sparked by an argument over a tacky suede vest.

Needless to say, after that, I didn’t call much to ask what was the ETA for my freedom. I hid in LA and soon met the people that would build me back up after spending 5 years being broken into nothing.”

Finally Gritton approached her estranged husband again to secure the divorce once and for all. When he stalled stating he didn’t have the funds, Gritton offered to provide them.

I called every lawyer I knew and hit up the free legal consult at my job and learned $1,500 is in fact, an idiot sum. I can get this shit done for about $600. That amount I totally have part of and can be divorced be Christmas (Is that a country song? It should be a country song.)

So, the 300 is for the remaining fees. The paperwork, the filing, anything that I do not have at the moment but need to get done ASAP. I plan on having everything filed by the end of this month. Also like 20 bucks for a bottle of Henny I plan on consuming in celebration.

And just to be petty, Gritton plans to throw a “re-bachelorette party” to celebrate the end of her marriage.

Here’s my request, after all is said and done, we’re having a party in December. A divorce karaoke party. After it’s over and I am free I will save and throw a re-bachelorette party because I cannot find enough petty ways in the world to say “fuck you” to fill this petty heart of mine and the satisfaction of every action is delicious.

So help me complete the biggest “fuck you” with a crowdsourced divorce. You don’t even have to donate. Feel free to leave a fun note because I am absolutely printing the comments and leaving it in a manilla envelope on his front steps because no woman should feel afraid, or ashamed, or made to feel like a victim and thank god that was replaced by blind anger because imma bout to be a big fucking problem.”

The donations came pouring in and Gritton had the $300 within a day. By the time she closed donations, they were close to $2,600. Gritton explained on her Facebook page why she stopped accepting donations that were consistently pouring in;

Hey hey! So I closed off donations because I cannot in good conscience accept any more donations. My legal fees are covered. Many donations will be made to local shelters. I’m so grateful but I have everything I need in my life now. Like I said, donating to shelters and foundations is deeply encouraged 3″

And that is how you do it!

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cryssi

And on that note a nice big hearty YAS QUEEN!!!

Claudette UK
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Claudette UK

I love this lady. Good luck to her. I think I may have been inspired to have a rebatchelorette party too. Just waiting for my own divorce from Captain Ar$£%&hole to be final. Kudos girl!!

Hazzasunrise
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Hazzasunrise

I’m glad she’ll finally be safe and free from her abusive soon to be ex-husband !

Bruce Wayne
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Bruce Wayne

Wow. Not bad for a scam artist.

Aldene911
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Aldene911

I am going to factor a guess that you are indeed a black man.… I say this because black women are RARELY supported 100 % by their men. I am so thankful for the few that have our backs. (your d‑pic doesn’t have to be of you) You are quite insensitive. Sometimes when our first thoughts are negative we should keep them to ourselves.

newsrants
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newsrants

You must be the abuser she’s trying to get away from!

Paulette SweetnurseMcgee
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Paulette SweetnurseMcgee

why does she have to be scam artist?? Just a woman trying to get away from a useless man.

Lexi
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Lexi

Can someone please donate to my gofundme? I’m a college student whose getting evicted please help!

Kevin
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Kevin

@disqus_TiAfYQ11wD:disqus As someone who is very close to Vanessa in real life, I thought about
telling you about how insensitive and baseless your accusation is and
how comments like this have been making her unhappy, but I realized this
is the internet and you’re probably just a sad person who won’t
change. No wonder your avatar is the very embodiment of white
privilege.

jolee calif
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jolee calif

Kevin I do not believe Vanessa is scamming anyone. She was up front and very detailed in why she wanted the money. I also agree with what you said to Bruce Wayne But then you had to insert that last sentence (No wonder your avatar is the very embodiment of white
privilege) . It was not a good way to get your point across.
ps: I am glad she got the money and will soon be rid of ex.

Sharnese
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Sharnese

It’s sad that I had a gofundme campaign for my five year old daughter asking people for help and I got not ONE donation..but she got more than triple…so sad..

Riak
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Riak

I know what you mean, I did one too for my poor cousins in Africa and no one helped but the thing is, it depends on your contacts, social media friends and how many people you know that can share your story. That’s all, nothing personal.

newsrants
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newsrants

She probably did the work. Money doesn’t just pour in; you have to advertise, promote, market, on top of having a well-put-together page. I’m happy for her. Amazing lady to stop taking in donations when she had enough.

Riak
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Riak

For all those people saying that she’s a scam artist. Shame on you. She’s been abused by her husband and couldn’t divorce him, but now she can with the help of friends,strangers and people who heard her story and wanted to help. Shame on you for being so shallow and insensitive. Keep your arrogance away. Domestic violence is a big issue and yall should be happy that she got away alive

Kita Adams
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Kita Adams

LOL.…love it!!!!

Adrienne Wright
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Adrienne Wright

I NEED A GOFUNDME PAGE 2 GET MY KIDS SOME CLOTHES AND TO BUY FOOD. Like really??

Mendie Santana
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Mendie Santana

Could you guys please join in and help fund this special middle schooler
gofundme.com/fieldtriprodney

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