The GoFundMe fundraising page supporting the sister of admitted Charleston shooter Dylann Roof was taken down Thursday.
Amber Roof and fiancé Michael Tyo asked for donations to reschedule their wedding after it had been abruptly canceled after the shooting.
GoFundMe confirmed to The Daily Caller that the campaign was legitimate, but declined to provide further comment. Shortly after a request for comment was made, the page was taken down. The page had raised more than $1,500 in four days.
The couple requested $5,000 on the public fundraising site to ameliorate the cost of rescheduling their wedding and planning a honeymoon. The Charleston massacre occurred just three days before the couple was set to walk down the aisle.
“The Charleston Massacre took place and our lives were forever changed. The media abused our privacy and published all of our wedding information and destroyed our dream day,” Roof said.
Following increased media attention, the couple decided to cancel the wedding in an effort to protect their family from further public scrutiny. The ceremony was to be held at The Mitchell House and Gardens in Lexington, S.C., according to a report by WNCN.
“We would like the chance to start our lives on a positive note. Therefore, we have decided to start a Go Fund Me account,” she said.
Ten percent of all funds raised were to be donated to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Jade Stuckey, who donated $50 dollars to the cause, wrote: “Amber, there are no words to make this better, but I am so sorry. I know you have sacrificed so much to try to correct someone else’s selfishness. Please accept our small donation and earnest wishes for you to have the wedding of your dreams.”