Posted: July 11, 2018
By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Movie mogul Tyler Perry has a message for his fans: Don't fall for Facebook scams that use his name.
The "Madea" actor and director said in a video posted Tuesday night that bogus, unauthorized social media pages incorrectly claim that he will give away money and high-priced items to followers.
"I am not giving away anything on Facebook," Perry said in the video. "I am not giving away any money. My team has to shut down these things. Every day, there's a new one popping up."
He added: "Do not give your information to any of these people. Do not give them anything. I don't know who they are, but every day, we have to get 10, 20, 30 of those things shut down on Facebook. I am not giving away anything."
Perry also urged viewers to share his warning.
"Please do me a favor: Post this everywhere so people will know that is not true," he said.
Perry added that he often makes generous donations, but not on Facebook.
"Hey, listen, in my life, I'm a giver; I give a lot of things to a lot of people, to a lot of employees, random things – cars, houses, that I do," he said. "But that is not true, the Facebook stuff. I am not giving away anything. Stop it, devil."
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Paras Griffin/Getty Images for SiriusXM
Tiffany Haddish got an impressive gift from her boss Tyler Perry after working on his new movie, “Nobody’s Fool.”
“So I got this message from my friend and Big Brother @tylerperry a week ago,” Haddish captioned the post. “When I tell you I cried so hard.”
The post included photos of the blue Tesla, which appears to be a Model X, and the video message Perry sent to Haddish.
“Your career is taking off. You gon’ be around a real long time,” Perry said after discussing saving money and being hesitant to spend it at the start of your career.
“I wanted to give this to you and say you deserve it and I’m excited for you and all that’s going on,” Perry said, raising two pairs of keys and walking out the door of his home to show Haddish the new car. “Love you, Tiffany. Proud of you girl. Call me. It’s all yours, here in L.A. waiting for you.”
“First off, a man has never bought me a car out right. I have always had to make payments,” she wrote. “This was just out the kindness of his heart And probably tired of me talking about it all the time and I didn’t have to do anything for it but a Great job in our New Movie Nobody’s Fool. Thank God for kind people that want to spread happiness. I am now on my way to see if this is (real)! Cause I am still waiting on the one @theellenshow said they would let me use for a week.”
“Nobody’s Fool,” directed, written and produced by Perry and starring Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Whoopi Goldberg and Amber Riley, will be in theaters Nov. 8.
Entrepreneur and evangelist David Turner has placed his opulent Buckhead mansion up for sale at $25 million just two years after purchasing it from film and TV mogul Tyler Perry.
Turner bought the home from Perry for $17.5 million in 2016, according to Buckhead.com, which exclusively interviewed him about the purchase.
The French provincial mansion, at 4110 Paces Ferry Road, sits on 17 acres and is nearly 35,000 square feet. Its sale in 2016 was believed to be the priciest purchase of an individual home in Atlanta history.
Why Turner is choosing to sell so soon after purchasing it is unknown. He is pricing it at the same original dollar amount that Perry attempted in 2015. Perry ultimately had to shave off $7.5 million to get the sale done.
The property was once occupied by long-time segregationist Moreton Rollston, who owned an Atlanta motel that refused to integrate. Perry gets great satisfaction out of this. “To have this property was such poetic justice," Perry told New York magazine in 2016.
The mansion has seven bedrooms, an underground ballroom, a parking deck, a separate “hobby house,” an infinity edge swimming pool with bar, a lighted tennis court and a remote control airplane runway.
Perry purchased the property in 2007 for $9 million and spent millions more building it out to the current specifications. At the home, he hosted celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama. Jennifer Brett, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attended a party there in 2013 and described it here.
Perry now lives in Douglasville, where he owns more than 1,000 acres, while also owning homes in other cities including Los Angeles and New York.
At the time Turner purchased the home, he explained why to Buckhead.com’s Ben Hirsh: “God literally told me to come here. I went online and I saw this house, and that’s when I felt like God told me, ‘This is your house.’”
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