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GoFundMe Page for Charles Manson Funeral Yanked

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By    |   Friday, 24 November 2017 09:44 AM

A GoFundMe page for Charles Manson funeral expenses was pulled on Thursday with no explanation.

TMZ reported the campaign was launched by John Michael Jones, who managed to raise $972 before the page was shut down.

The proceeds generated from the fundraiser were intended to go towards covering the legal, travel and burial costs involved in claiming Manson's remains in California.

Manson died on Sunday, after nearly a half-century in prison, at the age of 83.

International Business Times reported there was a 10-day window for family members to claim the body and if they failed to do so, his remains would be cremated and any expenses incurred would be taken from his assets.

Jones created the page to assist Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, and said it was a disheartening situation.

“It breaks my heart to see Jason now suffering from the same prejudices, hate, discrimination and deliberate lies that his grandfather endured for 48 years,” Jones said, per TMZ.

Freeman is a friend of Jones and was determined not to give up on his fundraising efforts.

"If we can't raise money with GoFundMe, we'll find another way,” Freeman told the New York Daily News. “It will definitely be a group effort. It's not just one person, it's a lot of people holding hands.”

The 41-year-old learned the crowd-sourcing page had been deactivated on Thanksgiving and said he had no idea why the company had pulled the plug on the campaign.

A spokesperson from GoFundMe confirmed to TMZ that the page had been closed and the donors were refunded, however no explanation was offered as to why.

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