The GoFundMe page reports that the raw sewage leaking into her Williamsburgh duplex was caused by an upstairs neighbor flushing shredded paper down the toilet on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
The 53-year-old daughter of Martin Scorsese said if she were to go to her father it would be for a date with actor Chris Evans, not to ask for money. Instead, she is relying on the generosity of strangers to help pay for the expenses.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. A Friend Started the GoFundMe Page & Has Received Over $6,000 of the $30,000 Goal
The GoFundMe page was created by Tanya Barach on April 3, 2019 and has gotten $6,110 from 84 people in one month. The page has been shared over 130 times.
“On Sunday, March 24th Cathy arrived home from a trip to find her apartment completely flooded with RAW SEWAGE,” Barach wrote on the fundraiser page. “Her home has been totally destroyed, both upstairs and downstairs. This was caused by her upstairs neighbor flushing shredded paper down the toilet.”
“I know Cathy has amazing friends,” Barach continues. “Right now she is in dire need of your help. Anything you can give is deeply appreciated. This is a horrible experience for her to go through, let’s make sure she gets through it with our love and support. Please share on social media and ask friends to share it as well.”
2. Cathy is Having Trouble With Her Insurance Company
“Because of prior water damage all over her building, she has an extremely high deductible for water damage,” Barach wrote on the page. “This was the only way she could get insurance. And the insurance company has been very slow to help her. She is facing the expense of packing, moving and storing the entire contents of her apartment. All of this is in addition to replacing her destroyed belonging, plus boarding her beloved animals.”
According to Page Six, Cathy is responsible for a $25,000 insurance deductible. She has been temporarily relocated to a rental in Manhattan, paid for by her insurance company, while her apartment undergoes a four-month renovation.
3. Cathy Cares for Eight Dogs and Cats
According to the GoFundMe page, “She will need to be out of her apartment for at least 3-4 months while a complete renovation is done. The insurance company has not been able to find housing for her that can accommodate her and all her animals. Since some of her animals have special health needs they will have to be parceled out to various places – some will be medically boarded at the vet, some will go to a boarding facility, and others she has yet to place.”
In several of the pictures posted to the GoFundMe page, one of Cathy’s dark-haired cats can be seen roaming through the mess, surveying the aftermath of the flood.
4. People Are Expressing Their Opinions on Twitter
Reporter Adam Schrader asked if a donation could land him a role in one of her father’s films.
One woman called Scorsese “entitled” and likened her to a “parasite.”
Perez Hilton gave Scorsese props for being “independent and resourceful.”
One man called the people who donated to the page “morons.”
5. Cathy is the Daughter of Martin Scorsese and His First Wife Laraine Marie Brennan
Scorsese, who has had five wives, was first married to producer Laraine Marie Brennan from 1965-1971. Cathy has two half-sisters, Francesca, and Domenica-Cameron Scorsese.
According to IMDb, Cathy is known for her work in “Casino,” “The King of Comedy,” and “The Departed. She has also worked in the art department on several of her father’s films.
Martin Scorsese’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. He is known across the world for producing award-winning films, including “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull,” “Shutter Island,” and “Wolf of Wall Street.”