The saga of Lil Tay’s bizarre death hoax continues.
A post to the 14-year-old social media star Instagram story claimed Tuesday that her father, Christopher J. Hope, was the person behind her false obituary last month.
“My abusive, racist, misogynistic wife who beat my father faked my death,” white text on a black background along with a professional headshot of Hope, an attorney. reads.
However, Hope told TMZ that the allegations in the story are false – and even defamatory.
“The person responsible for this Instagram post, as well as anyone who repeats the completely false and defamatory accusation in it, will almost certainly be charged in a defamation lawsuit,” he told the medium.
“Everything said is 100% false and I trust that this should be obvious to anyone who knows me or the long history of absurd and untrue statements made by the various people who have controlled the Instagram account,” Hope added.
Later on Tuesday, another strange photo was posted to Lil Tay’s Instagram story.
Here someone with long black nails was caught holding a US passport.
The Post has reached out to representatives for Hope, Lil Tay and Meta for comment.
Rumors have been circulating for years that Hope was “physically and mentally” abused by her “absent” father after the teen’s older brother, Jason Tian, organized an attack GoFundMe account In 2021, she claimed the donations would go towards Tay’s “legal costs, to give her the chance to fight in court and save her from a life of abuse. On the way to their future and their freedom.”
Last month, Hope added fuel to the fire when she was contacted by The Post to confirm that Tay and Jason were dead, as claimed in the statement on her Instagram.
“Yes, you have the right person,” Hope said in a phone call, adding, “Sorry, I can’t really tell you anything or help you.”
The false declaration of death was removed from Lil Tay’s Instagram feed on August 10 after the rapper told TMZ that she and her brother were actually alive.
The influencer claims her Instagram was hacked and used to spread rumors about her and her brother’s “deaths,” she said.
“I want to make it clear that my brother and I are safe and alive, but I am completely heartbroken and finding it difficult to find the right words. It was a very traumatic 24 hours. Yesterday, I was bombarded all day with endless heartbreaking and tearful calls from loved ones as I tried to sort out this chaos,” Tay said in a statement. provided by her familysaid the outlet.
“My Instagram account was compromised by a third party and used to spread offensive misinformation and rumors about me, to the point that even my name was incorrect. My official name is Tay Tian, not Claire Hope,” the statement concludes.
Meta reportedly claimed to TMZ on August 13 that Lil Tay’s account was indeed hacked.
But on Tuesday, The original death certificate was returned to Lil Tay’s Instagram feed. The post, which Instagram flagged as “false information,” is currently the only post in their feed.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the sudden and tragic death of our beloved Claire,” read the statement, dedicated to the Canadian native who moved to Los Angeles, California “on her rise to cyber superstardom.” is.
“We have no words to express the unbearable loss and indescribable pain. This result was completely unexpected and shocked us all.”
“The death of her brother adds an even more unimaginable depth to our grief,” the online statement said.
“At this time of great sadness, we kindly request privacy as we mourn this overwhelming loss, as the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Claire and her brother remain under investigation.
“Claire will forever remain in our hearts, her absence leaving an irreplaceable void that will be felt by all who knew and loved her,” the statement ended.