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Writer Claims Beyonce and Jay-Z Paid Baltimore Protestors Bail

After a series of tweets the media is trying to figure out if one of the entertainment’s most influential couples is finally weighing in on the Baltimore protests.

According to WGN, award-winning writer Dream Hampton posted a series of tweets sunday night alleging that Beyonce and Jay-Z had been secretly posting bail for protestors.

Just last week media outlets reported that Allen Bullock’s $500,000 bail had mysteriously been paid by an anonymous donor. The 18-year-old maintenance worked who became a symbol of the Baltimore protests after smashing the windshield of a police cruiser with a traffic cone, was released from jail.

TV ONE reported that after encouraging him to turn himself in, Bullock’s family was unable to pay the $500,000 bail, which was nearly twice as high than that of the six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

WGN reports:

Jay Z and Beyoncé have reportedly been giving behind-the-scenes support to protesters in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, Missouri.

Dream Hampton, a social activist and writer who contributed to Jay Z’s book, sent out a series of tweets Sunday.

She says the couple helped bail out people who were arrested while protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Grey.

Hampton says the couple contributed tens of thousands of dollars, and never asked for anything in return.

She has since deleted the posts, but says she still stands by her claims.

Complex magazine shared screen shots of Dream Hampton’s tweets before they were deleted.

Dream Hampton claims Beyonce and Jay-Z posted bail for Baltimore protestors on Twitter and then deletes
Complex magazine reported that Dream Hampton claimed Beyonce and Jay-Z posted bail for Baltimore protestors on Twitter and then deleted posts.

 

These reports would certainly be welcome news to the couple’s fans, many of whom have been critical of the two stars on social media for a perceived lack on involvement in the national conversation about police brutality.

 

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