CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Performer Kendall Karson has launched a crowdfunding campaign through GiveForward.com to assist Christy Mack with the medical expenses she continues to incur following the attack she suffered Friday from former boyfriend Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, according to her own allegations.
Karson submitted the following statement to AVN about her fundraising effort for Mack:
When I first learned that Christy may have been the victim of a domestic violence altercation, I was sickened to see people sending her abusive hate messages, blaming her for being beaten on Twitter. I strongly voiced my opinion on there being no excuse for violence towards women under any circumstances. Domestic violence is a cause that I stand fiercely for and have fundraised for in the past. Once she posted the gruesome details of the horrific events that took place, I was shocked to find out there was nothing in place for me to help or donate. I immediately tried reaching out to her, her family and friends at the hospital and created the GiveForward Medical Fund for her, so I could donate and show my support to help in any way I could. I felt it was the right thing to do and I would want someone else to do the same for me. Every day people tear us down inside and out of this industry, but if we don't support each other, who will? I know what it is like to have loved ones in severe health in the hospital and how difficult and stressful it can be on a family. I just wanted to help take some of the financial stress off of them from bills and her time off from work, so she can focus on her recovery, which is the most important thing right now. I received a lot of resistance in the beginning, but once the fund gained momentum, it took off. We were able to break the original $10,000 goal I set within 8 hours and within 24 hours raised $28,000. So many people have been extremely generous in their donations, including Brazzers, who donated $10,000 alone. Other larger donations have come from Amateur Allure, PornHub, Nookie Chat, XXX Vaporizers, Dave Navarro, Billy Morrison, Ava Addams, and Kendra Lust. It's amazing to see our community come together and rally around Christy while she is having to endure the unimaginable right now. She has a long and expensive road to recovery ahead of her and Christy and her mother are extraordinarily appreciative of everyone's donations and support. Please help us get the word out about the Christy Mack Medical Fund by tweeting the link found here:
Photo of Mack, above, from I Am Christy Mack (Pornstar Empire)