Tyler Perry Is Paying For Rayshard Brooks’ Funeral After Being Shot And Killed By White Officer
During an emotional press conference on Monday (June 15), Brooks‘ family attorney, Chris Stewart, announced that Tyler Perry will be paying for the funeral. (Watch the full press conference below)
Rayshard Brooks, a father of four, is one of the latest victims where an unarmed black man has been fatally shot by a white police officer. This comes just three weeks after the killing of 42-year-old George Floyd, another black man pinned down by three officers, of which former officer Derek Chauvin, kneeled on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, fatally killing him.
Body cam footage of this incident has now been released (see below).
This isn’t the first time entertainment mogul, Tyler Perry, has tapped his resources to help people in need. The actor recently provided his private plane to Rev. Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, to attend the funeral of George Floyd.
Tyler Perry has spoken out about these troubling times and praised Oprah, Jay Z, Diddy and others for doing the same.
He also plans to assist homeless women, displaced LGBTQ youth as well as sex trafficking victims by building a compound for them on his 330 acre property, which is also home to Tyler Perry Studios. In a conversation with host, Gayle King about the property he said,
“I’ll tell you what I’m most excited about next. Pulling this next phase off is building a compound for trafficked women, girls, homeless women, LGBTQ youth who are put out and displaced – and having a compound that is a beautiful place, right here on these 330 acres where they are trained in the business. And they become self-sufficient.”
Perry as been known to be a huge activist, especially in Atlanta, Georgia. He made headlines in April this year, after purchasing groceries for nearly 3,000 seniors in Atlanta.
? @tylerperry paid it forward and purchased groceries for nearly 3,000 senior shoppers today at Kroger stores across Atlanta. You can see how much this means by the look on their faces. Thank you, Tyler, for your generosity! ? pic.twitter.com/L57nfNqm3g
— Kroger (@kroger) April 8, 2020