Tyler Perry Offers $100,000 Reward For Info On Murdered Gay Man.

Tyler Perry Offers $100,000 Reward For Info On Murdered Gay Man.

 Perry wants to ensure that Josiah “Jonty” Robinson’s killer is caught.

Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry best known for his “Madea” franchise is offering a reward of $100,000 to anyone who has information about the killing of a Black gay man in Grenada.

Perry posted earlier this week that Josiah “Jonty” Robinson, 24, was “like a son” to Perry’s friend Yvette Noel-Schure, the celebrity publicist.

“My soul ached as she shared that he was a young, gifted singer who was murdered because he was gay,” Perry wrote in the post, which included several images of Robinson. “My mind immediately went to Mathew Shepard, and all the other victims of racist, homophobic, antisemitic, xenophobic, senseless violence. – ” Perry wrote in his Instagram post. “So with that said, Yvette and I are offering a $100,000 dollar reward to anyone who brings forth information that leads to the conviction of the murderer of Josiah ‘Jonty’ Robinson.”

NBC news

Robinson’s body was found on a beach in St. George’s, Grenada, on June 18, according to the local newspaper The New Today Grenada. It reported that an autopsy found that Robinson had been strangled before he was thrown into the sea. It said police have questioned several people but have not had any breakthroughs.

Where it is a nice thing that Tyler Perry is doing. If only every murdered LGBT person had a connection to someone with money.

One thought on “Tyler Perry Offers $100,000 Reward For Info On Murdered Gay Man.

  1. Hi. I knew Jonty. He had very little money, but lived on his energy and ability to approach anyone with his warmth and vibrant spirit. He maintained the positive belief that he would one day achieve his dream of being a respected singer whilst being true to himself. He spent his adult life being beaten, robbed and despite repeatedly going to the police, he received no help from them. They told him it was his lifestyle choice. He was thrown out of rented accommodation because of his sexuality. His day to day life did not involve celebrity. The fact that Yvette Noel-Schure embraced his spirit and got to know what an amazing brave man he was is nothing but positive. It has helped highlight the cruel discriminatory laws of Grenada, where so-called ‘unnatural acts’ can still lead to ten years imprisonment. Not repealing these laws has led to a culture of stigmatisation, and decreased individual human rights. In life, Jonty always fought for his rights. Hopefully in death he can assist others gain theirs. Do not think he had a privileged life. He did not.

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