The daughter of “Good Times” and “American Dad” star John Amos has claimed that her 83-year-old father is a victim of elder abuse and is “fighting for his life” in a hospital ICU.
A person purporting to be Shannon Amos made the accusation on a GoFundMe page Wednesday.
However, the actor is “doing well” while hospitalized in Memphis, Tennessee, a representative for John told The Post on Thursday.
Spokesperson Belinda Foster revealed that he is hospitalized because his lower body was filling with fluid all the way to his abdomen and causing heart issues.
Foster claimed that John did not authorize the GoFundMe page, which she said is not accurate, and reportedly had no clue about its existence.
The Post has contacted Shannon for comment.
Shannon suggested in an Instagram video Thursday that her dad “probably wouldn’t love that I started a GoFundME page” because he is a private person.
In a separate social media post not long after, she again claimed that he was “a victim of elder abuse” and further suggested he had faced “financial exploitation.”
John is a prolific actor with dozens of TV and movie appearances, including “Roots” and “The West Wing.”
The online fundraiser has a goal set of $500,000 to put toward John’s medical bills and recovery, as well as future legal fees “to catch and prosecute the alleged perpetrators.”
Shannon claimed that he suffered elder abuse at the hands of a “caregiver.”
“The cruelty inflicted upon my dad leaves me questioning what kind of human could commit such acts,” Shannon wrote on the fundraising page, saying John has been hospitalized since May 14.
She continued: “During the following weeks, my family and I unraveled a horrifying truth—my dad had fallen victim to elder abuse and financial exploitation. Determined to seek justice, we a [sic] are working closely with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the local Sheriff’s Department in my father’s home state.”
In a statement to The Post, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said it could “confirm that an allegation was made” to the department “that Mr. Amos could be a victim of a crime” [bold emphasis made by the office].
“As with any potential criminal investigation we are unable to provide any additional comment on the case or the investigation,” continued the statement, which called Amos “a beloved member” and “ardent supporter” of both the community and the sheriff’s office.
“We have received questions from media outlets across the country and this will serve as our statement until we are in a position to release additional information,” the organization continued.
The sheriff’s office added that “Colorado Revised Statutes do not have a specific charge titled ‘elder abuse’” but listed “other underlying crimes” in the state that “would commonly be perpetrated,” including criminal negligence, assault, robbery, theft, caretaker neglect, sexual assault and exploitation.
The Post also reached out to the CBI for comment.