Azealia Banks Fundraiser to Sue Russell Crowe Hits a Snag Before Getting Back on Track

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The fundraiser Azealia Banks began last month to take actor Russell Crowe to court has been activated again after GoFundMe briefly put it on pause.

Banks launched a campaign to raise $100,000 for her to sue Crowe over a 2016 incident at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she was a party guest of rapper RZA.

A Tuesday, July 25 report from The Blast said the campaign had been halted just over a month after it began.

“There’s an issue with this Campaign Organizer’s account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account,” a notice on the page read.

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The Blast was told it was because Banks had failed to fill out the correct information to get the cash once it is raised. The fundraiser had been put on hold until that data was corrected.

However, by Thursday, July 26, it appears the issued had been remedied as the campaign is back active.

Still, “Sue Crowe for spitting on AB” has only raised $2,093 since June 24, which came during the first week of the campaign’s launch.

“Russell Crowe spit on me at a party in 2016 and denied it, had a group of people gaslight me causing irreparable damage to my acting career and my reputation as well as loads of emotional damage,” Banks wrote on the campaign page. “Whatever money comes of this will be donated to ocean clean up charities. This isn’t about a big payday for me, it’s about letting the world know that Black women are victims to the same sort of disgusting violence men in Hollywood deal out to women and it’s important to send a message that Black women also deserve justice and will get justice in these situations.”

“Crowe called me a n—–, choked me, and spat on me… if I were a white singer he wouldn’t have even thought about laying a finger on me,” she also said.

At the time of the alleged attack, RZA initially said he didn’t hear Crowe say a racial slur but he later told “The Breakfast Club” that the “Gladiator” star “spit at” Banks but it wasn’t in her direction.

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