Homeless man row: U.S. couple ordered to hand over Johnny Bobbitt money

Homeless man row: U.S. couple ordered to hand over Johnny Bobbitt money

Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico raised the money for Johnny Bobbitt Jr. after Bobbitt used his last $20 to help the couple when they ran out of gas with no money on a Philadelphia highway in November.

The couple became invested in helping the veteran when he gave them his last $20 when he saw McClure on the side of a Philadelphia highway after her vehicle ran out of gas.

McClure then visited Bobbitt a few days later to repay him, as well as bring food and water.

The story went viral, and they later appeared on shows like "Good Morning America" and were interviewed by the BBC.

After her story went viral, McClure set up a GoFundMe for Bobbitt that she said was meant to help buy the man a auto and get him a home.

The relationship soured, and Bobbitt claimed in court that the money - almost $403,000 raised from about 14,000 online donors - never fully ended up in his possession. Updates posted to the GoFundMe page and Instagram show the couple with Bobbitt in New York City four months ago, as well as Bobbitt sharing his journey to sobriety.

A judge has ordered a New Jersey couple to transfer what remains of the $400,000 they raised for a homeless man after he said they kept nearly all the money for themselves.

A friend of Bobbitt's told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he had a "good heart" and was a talented and smart paramedic, but his life took an unfortunate turn.

The couple has said they purchased a camper for him to live in on their property, but after they learned he was using drugs, they kicked him out and cut off his access to the money.

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File photo of Johnny Bobbitt, who brought a suit against Kate McClure and boyfriend Mark D'Amico for control of funds the couple raised on his behalf.

The judge ordered the couple to transfer the money into an escrow account and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.

The couple's attorney, Ernest Badway, told the judge that Bobbitt had received about $200,000 of the money.

Bobbitt's other attorney, Jacqueline Promislo told NBC she "very concerned" about how much money has been spent by the defendants.

In an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly Today, McClure called Bobbitt "family" and said that she worked tireless hours to get together the documents for Bobbitt to open his own bank account.

Mr Bobbitt's lawyers say that the couple have been living the high life, splashing out on a BMW, lavish holidays and generally "living a lifestyle they could not afford" using the fund as "their personal piggy bank". "I would do it all over again for him". "He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more". That money will be put into a trust.

Representatives for McClure, D'Amico and Bobbitt did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.

The money that came to Bobbitt couldn't stop his addiction.