Cathy Scorsese, daughter of film legend Martin Scorsese, is asking for US$30,000 to help repair her luxury home.
The daughter of movie legend Martin Scorsese, who has a reported net worth of US$100 million, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to fix her luxury apartment.
“If I’m going to ask my dad for something, I’m going to ask for something like helping to fix me up with (Captain America) Chris Evans,” she told the New York Post.
“I’m not a trust fund baby.”
Instead of going to her dad for the cash, Cathy Scorsese wants complete strangers to fork out US$30,000 to fix her flooded home.
The GoFundMe page states that the raw sewage (pictured) leaking into her duplex was caused by an upstairs neighbour flushing shredded paper down the toilet on Sunday March 24 2019.
Cathy Scorsese said she had dined with her 76-year-old filmmaker father, widely regarded as one of the most significant and influential filmmakers in cinematic history, last week and he knows about the damage to her home but not about the GoFundMe to pay for repairing it.
“This was something nice my sisters tried to do,” said Scorsese’s oldest daughter. “I’m my own person, and unless it’s something I feel like I can’t manage, I would prefer not to go to my parents.”
Her stepsister Tanya Barach wrote that Cathy was in “dire” need of help, and posted video footage to the site showing water raining from the ceiling vents and running down the walls.
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The flood resulted in thousands of dollars in damage, including mould and peeling wallpaper, Catherine said.
She’s relocated to a rental, paid for by her insurance company, while her “completely unliveable” luxury home is under renovation for the next four months.
She added that she couldn’t take five of her eight pet dogs and cats with her and has to pay for boarding fees and the US$25,000 insurance fee.
Cathy is Scorsese’s daughter with his first wife, producer Laraine Marie Brennan, to whom Scorsese was married from 1965 to 1971. Martin Scorsese (pictured below) has had five wives. He is best known for making the movies Goodfellas, Raging Bull, The Wolf of Wall Street and Shutter Island.
“Was I a spoiled brat? No, I worked from the time I was very young,” Cathy said. “There’s no free ride with me.”
“Maybe something good will come out of my shitty situation, pun intended.”
Cathy Scorsese has worked in the films Casino, The King of Comedy and The Departed. She has also worked in the art department on several of her father’s films, IMDB states.
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A total of US$6,110 was donated before Catherine closed the GoFundMe campaign.
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