Chris Chan GoFundMe page terminated: YouTuber booted from convention after rape allegation
After the allegations against Chan went viral, Joshua Moon, who has organized the fundraiser, said NW had revoked her ticket to the convention
After Chris Chan, YouTuber and Sonichu comic creator was accused of sexually assaulting her 80-year-old mother, Barbara Anne Weston, who suffers from dementia, the GoFundMe page was terminated and all the donations were refunded. The page was set up to help her attend the Everfree NW My Little Pony convention in Washington.
Christine Weston “Chris” Chandler, a prominent transgender comic auteur was 'exposed' on social media after her chat records revealing explicit details about how she raped her mother Barb got leaked online. On August 1, 2021, Chan was spotted being handcuffed and taken into custody by Greene County Police, a day after the 39-year-old was reportedly removed from her home. Soon after the shocking allegations against Chan went viral online, Joshua Moon, who has organized the fundraiser, posted an update on the crowd-funding campaign saying that it was being canceled as NW had revoked her ticket to the convention.
Chris Chan's GoFundMe page
Moon, who said that he had "been in light contact with Chris for about 7 years and have previously helped Chris deal with serious problems in that time," originally set up the campaign on GoFundMe page to successfully help Chan, who stays in Virginia, make it to the convention.
"Chris already has tickets and a hotel reservation, but has never traveled cross-country before... Originally, Chris planned to make the 41-hour-long journey from Ruckersville, VA to Seattle, WA alone, crossing the badlands and Rocky Mountains both ways in an old minivan. That was a very bad idea, so instead, we're setting up a GoFundMe to help buy a plane ticket. The roundtrip flight will cost $750 and has already been reserved. Extra money will be put towards expenses while in Seattle. If the GoFundMe greatly exceeds $1000, the overflow will be held for emergencies," the description of the page read.
It also laid out a plan to make the donors happy as it also threw in a small token of gratitude. "To reward contributors, Chris has agreed to do shout out videos and drawings for donors. I have been assured that these will be done and have stressed to Chris that completing these rewards is crucial to doing more things like this in the future. There is an understanding and I have confidence rewards will be completed... Your shoutout / drawing could exceed your expectations, fall short, or be something totally weird and unpredictable. Chris is just like that: roll with it," it said.
Setting up the fundraiser was a success, even after the financial target was increased to $5000. "I'm pleased to announce that the $5000 stretch goal has been reached and that GoFundMe has verified the campaign so that it can proceed with the payout. The plane ticket has been purchased and Chris will be going to Everfree NW!" an update on July 13 stated.
Why is the fundraiser canceled?
In the latest update, Moon wrote, "On July 30th, audio and text messages leaked between Chris and an unknown woman where Chris confessed to aggressive sexual behavior towards his mother. He has since been removed from his home and separated by an emergency protective order which will last until August 5th. The audio and text messages are authentic. Everfree NW has since revoked his ticket to the convention. The GoFundMe no longer serves a legitimate purpose. As such, I am refunding all donations."
Moon further added: "This GoFundMe was my test to see if Chris could responsibly handle commissions. His success and commitment towards fulfilling these orders surprised me (in a good way), and indicated that it would be possible for him to stabilize his income and live comfortably off his work. This recent revelation is a massive Black Swan event and I am still internally processing it."