Lil Tay and mom win ‘nightmarish’ $275k custody battle against dad: lawyer

Here’s some more cash to hold to her ear.

Lil Tay isn’t just living – the 14-year-old influencer is living big and calling the shots, thanks to a whopping $275,000 she and her mother Angela Tian were reportedly awarded in their years-long custody battle with their father Chris Hope.

“We have prevailed, justice has prevailed and God has prevailed!” Tian, ​​45, rejoiced in a statement delivered by The Post on Friday through Tay’s alleged representatives.

“We won our court case and my kids and I can finally put this nightmare behind us,” the mother-of-two continued. “My daughter is able to pursue and achieve her dreams on her own terms and we are finally a happy family together again.”

When asked about official court documents proving the win, attorneys for Tian and Tay of Vancouver, Canada, told The Post, “We cannot provide any court documents because he is a minor.”

However, the legal team added: “We are pleased to achieve this result for our client.”

Lil Tay, 14, and her mother, Angela Tian, ​​at Good Morning America in 2018. (Inset) Lil Tay is sitting on a Mercedes-Benz, holding money.
In the days since her viral death scam, Lil Tay and her mother Angela Tian have reportedly received retroactive $275,000 in child support from the teen’s father, Chris Hope.
NY Post Composite

Chris Hope didn’t immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.

The win for Tay and Tian comes just days after the teenage tastemaker – best known for her cheeky money-related content – was stalked August 9 by suspected hackers who compromised her verified Instagram account with more than 3.9 million Followers confiscated was wrongly pronounced dead.

In addition to the lump sum that Hope, who has been accused of failing to pay child support since 2014, is reportedly required to pay, Tay and Tian are said to have received ongoing monthly child support payments and additional expenses, as well as sole daily-day and final decision-making powers and responsibilities in Tay’s best interests .

Lil Tay, 14, with father Chris Hope.
Hope reportedly has to pay $275,000 plus monthly child support and additional fees.
Christopher John Hope/Facebook

Lil Tay, 14, with a wad of cash to her ear.
Lil Tay became a social media superstar in 2017 for her posts about wealth.

Lil Tay, 14, and her mother Angie gave an interview on Good Morning America in 2018.
Representatives for Tian and Tay told The Post that they were “delighted” to have secured a win for mother and daughter.
YouTube / Good Morning America

Tian was also made a “person authorized to sign contracts” and granted the right to move her daughter outside of Vancouver and make her new address Tay’s primary residence.

“It’s been years of blood, sweat and tears – this experience has left us and my two children in a constant state of severe depression,” Tian said.

“Tay had to speak to counselors two hours a week,” she added. “For years we have dreaded every waking moment with no hope in sight.”

Lil Tay, 14, sits on a Mercedes-Benz and holds money in his hand.
Lil Tay and her mother reportedly received monthly child support, as well as ongoing and final decision-making powers.

“There are no words to describe the years of pain and oppression my daughter and I endured and we were ruthlessly deprived of basic rights and freedoms by the opposing party for his heinous financial motives,” the mother said of Hope .

“I was financially ruined fighting for my daughter’s rights and freedoms that should never have been taken from me in the first place.”

In April 2021, a GoFundMe profile organized by Tian’s son Jason claimed that Tay endured years of abuse and neglect at the hands of her father.

“My sister Tay has remained silent on social media for the past three years because her absent father (Chris Hope) served my mother with a court order demanding control of Tay’s money, career and custody,” the pleading reads the crowdsourcing website.

“Tay is in dire need of money to support her fight against her abusive father. Because of this situation, she was in a state of depression.”

The trendsetter has made it Share a post detailing the details of their triumph on Friday on Instagram.

Otherwise, Lil Tay has not publicly commented on her and Tian’s alleged victory in the custody battle against Hope.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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