A GoFundMe page was opened up called “Justice For Joey Ryan.” As of this writing, the campaign has raised $220 of a $100,000 goal. The creator of this campaign goes by the username “9ine.” This campaign can be found in the “Accidents & Emergencies” section of the site. It has not been confirmed that Joey Ryan has anything to do with this campaign.
The campaign was opened 20 hours ago as of this writing, and it has received a lot of attention. The campaign has not received a lot of donations, but the three who did give remained anonymous. The description for this campaign is also quite detailed and takes Joey Ryan’s side.
It happened almost overnight. A series of posts on Social Media, damning posts offering no evidence of any kind ended a man’s 20 year career. Just like that, a handful of Tweets destroyed a man’s way of living. No legal charges were filed. No arrests were made. No trial took place.
Can you imagine losing your entire career, your life’s work because someone Tweeted nasty things about you? Can you imagine losing your contract with a major television organization without so much as an opportunity to tell them your side of the story?
Twitter would lead you to believe all should automatically “believe victims.”
The real world would lead you to believe anyone can type anything into Twitter at any time, all in the interest of the imaginary concept of “social justice.”
The real world has real justice. That real justice is served in the varying legal systems put in place by this wonderful country, The United States of America.
We believe there are many like us. We believe there are many who support Joey Ryan, but have to do so from social media’s shadows. A kind word, a voice of support or even a like of a social media post could result in becoming the next target of mobs of supposed “Social Justice Warriors” who would see to it such supporters and “tried and hanged” before a global audience all in the name of “social justice.”
We are here to represent those who support Joey Ryan, but have to do so anonymously.
We are here to support real justice being served in courts, not on the screens of smart phones and computers.
We are here to raise funds to help cover the vast legal fees associated with the necessary lawsuits filed by Joey Ryan to clear his name and receive compensation for what we believe to be wrongful termination.
The choice to support Joey Ryan is yours, publicly or anonymously.
Thank you for your consideration.
In his video denial, Ryan said he was considering legal action against his accusers. He has since filed several multi-million dollar lawsuits against his accusers as of this writing.