BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors reportedly builds fence, gate around $1.4M home
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who resigned as executive director of the group’s foundation amid criticism over her lavish lifestyle, has reportedly erected a fence and electric gate around her $1.4 million LA home.
Photos published by the Daily Mail show the newly installed barriers at the 2,380-square-foot property, which Cullors, 37, closed on in March.
A neighbor told the news outlet that a sub-contractor told him the wooden fencing at the ritzy home in Topanga Canyon would surround the entire property and estimated the job to be in the “$35,000 range.”
“It will have an electronic gate at the driveway portion, a walk-up door and call box, and other safety measures, cameras, you know, to keep the riffraff out,” he told the Daily Mail.
Cullors paid for the house in cash, according to a celebrity real estate blog.
“There is no mortgage holder on the property,” a local realtor who checked the title documents told the outlet, adding that the home was bought by an entity called “Abolitionist Entertainment, LLC.”
Cullors last month announced she was resigning as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which she had led for almost six years, to focus on a book and TV deal.
“I’ve created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave,” she said at the time. “It feels like the time is right.”
Cullor’s resignation came amid controversy over the group’s finances and her personal wealth — including an alleged real estate buying spree in which she snagged four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US, according to property records.
But she insisted that her departure had been in the works and was not tied to those “attacks.”
“Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me,” Cullors said.
In February, the BLM foundation revealed that it took in just over $90 million last year, following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd, a black man whose last breaths under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer inspired protests globally.
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