GoFundMe removes page raising $5 million for Waukesha Christmas parade massacre suspect Darrell Brooks

A still from courtroom video showing Darrell Brooks, masked and in handcuffs, escorted by two officers into his hearing on November 23, 2021
Darrell Brooks is escorted into his court hearing on November 23, 2021 Pool via CBS58
  • GoFundMe removed a page raising bail for Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the Waukesha  massacre.
  • GoFundMe confirmed to FOX Business it removed the page as it violated GoFundMe’s Terms of Service.
  • The platform has recently seen backlash as it now permits fundraisers for Kyle Rittenhouse.

GoFundMe has pulled a fundraising page aimed at collecting $US5 ($AU7) million for Waukesha Christmas parade suspect Darrell Brooks.

Brooks, 39, was charged Tuesday with five counts of intentional homicide after police said he was the driver of the SUV that rammed into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring 58 more. Brooks’s bail is set at $US5 ($AU7) million.

The “bail fund for Darrell Brooks” page was listed as “Campaign Not Found” on GoFundMe’s website on Thursday. The company confirmed to FOX Business that it removed the page for violating the company’s Terms of Service, and banned Norton from using the platform. 

GoFundMe has come under fire recently for allowing fundraisers for Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty of homicide and weapons charges after killing Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and partially paralyzing Gaige Grosskreutz with an assault-style rifle. 

The fundraising platform said raising money for the legal defense of an alleged crime is prohibited by its Terms of Service, but once a person is acquitted, fundraisers started after the fact for legal expenses are allowed.