90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After star Jay Smith is still in ICE custody and awaiting his trial. Ashley Martson’s ex was arrested on Tuesday for violating a Protection From Abuse order filed by Ashley Martson.
But it seems like Jay Smith is still not giving up his American dream. The Jamaican reality star is now begging the public for money to help block his deportation. Will he get to stay in the country for good? Or will he soon fly back to Jamaica?
90 Day Fiance: Jay Smith’s Friend Starts GoFundMe To Help Release Him
Looks like Jay Smith is not going down without a fight in his legal battle against Ashley Martson. The 90 Day Fiance star is currently detained in York County Prison (a Federal detention center) and is facing potential deportation. Now, a woman named Kayla Ann O’Brien started a GoFundMe campaign to help with legal fees.
Kayla Ann O’Brien took over Jay’s Instagram page and shared his mugshot (that Soap Dirt was first to publish) along with a message asking the public to help him. The fundraiser called “Help Free Jay Smith from Immigration Detention!” aims to assist the tattoo artist financially.
Soap Dirt can’t confirm that donations will be used to help Jay Smith. 90 Day Fiance stars have had a poor history with fraudulent crowd sourcing campaigns. In fact, Jay’s wife returned the money from her GoFundMe after fans screamed fraud.
From information gathered online, it appears that the starter of this new GFM has visited Jay in detention and has spoken to his mother.
According to the GFM page, Jay is being held until hes a judge. Kayla claims that paying a lawyer will help speed up the process.
Ashley Accused Of Exploiting Jay – Claims He Never Gets His Share Of 90 Day Fiance Salary
Jay Smith’s friend reiterated that having a good attorney to back him up will definitely make a huge difference. Kayla claimed that not only will it allow him to see a judge sooner but it will also help the 90 Day Fiance star avoid deportation. But since he has no other source of income, it might be difficult for him to do that.
Kayla Ann O’Brien said Jay was not able to benefit from starring in the hit TLC reality show. She maintained that Ashley did not give him his share of the money despite earlier claims. Kayla also accused Ashley Martson of exploiting her 21-year-old Jay on national TV.
90 Day Fiance: Jay’s Life In Danger In Jamaica?
The GoFundMe page goes on to reveal that Jay Smith does not want to return to Jamaica. Apparently, Jay “fears for his life” if he comes back to his home country. There were claims that the 90 Day Fiance star is now “seen as a traitor who has turned his back on his people”. Commenter’s on Jay’s crowd sourcing page don’t believe this. They think Jay could besetting up a defense to stay in America by claiming he now needs to seek asylum.
Kayla added that many locals assume that Jay has money since he was living in America and even landed an American TV show. These factors allegedly keep him at a “continuously high threat for his safety” if he returns home.
However, not everyone is buying such claims. Some fans think that the idea is just a mere excuse for him to push for permanent residency in the U.S. despite his separation from Ashley.
Jay Hopes To Remain In America?
Despite a nasty split from Ashley Martson, Jay Smith is still hoping to stay in America for good. Apparently, the 90 Day Fiance celeb wants to avoid deportation and start living a new life in America.
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