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SportIsrael Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed

09:15  22 june  2019
09:15  22 june  2019 Source:   rugbypass.com

Revealed: Folau seeks $3 million from donors for fight against Rugby Australia

Revealed: Folau seeks $3 million from donors for fight against Rugby Australia One of Australia's richest footballers, Israel Folau, has set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $3 million to help cover legal costs for his fight against Rugby Australia. Sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau has made a stunning plea for financial help with his legal fight against Rugby Australia, setting up his own GoFundMe page in the hope of receiving $3 million in donations. Folau’s multi-million dollar contract was terminated last month by RA after the 30-year-old posted a photo to Instagram in April that said homosexuals were destined for hell unless they repented their sins.

Sacked rugby star Israel Folau has been called out for asking for m in donations from the public despite holding a property portfolio worth an estimated million dollars . Former teammates turn on Folau over ‘sickening’ act of ‘greed’. Folau begs for money despite $ 7 m property portfolio.

Half a million dollars has been raised to help sacked rugby star and committed Christian Israel Folau "stand up for the word of God" in his legal fight against Rugby The spike in donations came despite reports Folau has a property portfolio worth close to A $ 7 million across NSW and Queensland.

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Sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau has raised over half a million dollars in donations for his legal battle with Rugby Australia.

The controversial figure had his $5m contract ripped up by the union in May after he made social media posts which cited Bible readings, which were deemed to be homophobic.

It was the second time in the space of a year that Folau, a devout Christian, had posted on Instagram and Twitter voicing his beliefs against the LGBT community.

'I'm exhausted by the whole thing': Peter FitzSimons slams Israel Folau for asking for money to pay for his legal defence

'I'm exhausted by the whole thing': Peter FitzSimons slams Israel Folau for asking for money to pay for his legal defence Peter FitzSimons has blasted sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau for crowdfunding money to pay his legal fees in his ongoing battle with Rugby Australia. The former rugby champion said Folau lost the support of Australia when he started a GoFundMe page to raise $3million. Mr FitzSimons said the popular crowdfunding website was for worthy causes such as expensive medical bills. As of this morning, Folau's campaign had reached over $600,000, Liz Ellis said on Nine's Sports Sunday.

Half a million dollars had been raised by Saturday morning to help sacked former Wallabies star Israel Folau “stand up for the word of God” in In his plea for donations , Folau said he had “the fight of my life on my hands”. He has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against

A campaign to raise funds to support Israel Folau ’s legal stoush with Rugby Australia could soon be suspended after donations reached m. The Australian Christian Lobby, which set up the Folau fundraiser on its website, called the flow of donations overwhelming.

Rugby Australia terminated his contract following the second outburst, after the national governing body deemed that the 30-year-old had breached their Code of Conduct.

Earlier this month, Folau launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia, and the Waratahs, for a breach of contract of the Fair Work Act, which makes it unlawful for an individual’s employment to be terminated on the basis of religious belief, and is seeking $10m in damages.

The former 73-test veteran then established a Go Fund Me page earlier this week with the aim of raising $3m for his court battle by 10:55am on Saturday AEST.

At the time of writing, Folau had raised $514,267 from more than 6000 donators within two days of creating the page.

Folau GoFundMe appeal shut down by crowdfunding site

Folau GoFundMe appeal shut down by crowdfunding site The crowdfunding site has closed the ex-rugby star's account, which he launched last Friday, saying it breached its terms and conditions.

Israel Folau has thanked those who donated more than 0,000 on Go Fund Me for his legal fight Former Wallaby Israel Folau has thanked donors for pouring more than 0,000 into his legal fight Folau is requesting donations despite a reported $ 7 million property portfolio and the recent sale of

Israel Folau 's new million bid for legal funding is booming, but he and a key backer may be about to face investigation. The campaign was at .75 million as of 11.30am AEST Wednesday. Yet the Sydney Morning Herald reports that a number of complainants have raised concerns with the

This is despite revelations from the Daily Telegraph of Folau sitting on a property portfolio of $7m, and recently sold a $500,000 Lamborghini.

Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed © (Photo/Getty Images) Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed The newspaper reported that the disgraced star owns six homes and three blocks of land across New South Wales and Queensland under his own name or through his investment company, which is estimated to have risen to $7m in value.

The publication of the page has sparked fierce and widespread backlash from the rugby community.

“From our perspective [Go Fund Me] is a place where sick children get support, so it’s certainly not a strategy we think is appropriate,” Folau’s former boss and Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said to Nine News.

Folau’s former Wallabies and Waratahs teammate Drew Mitchell has also been an outspoken advocate against Folau’s actions.

Israel Folau takes aim at GoFundMe suspension amid claim of cyber attack

Israel Folau takes aim at GoFundMe suspension amid claim of cyber attack Israel Folau has hit back at crowd-sourced funding site GoFundMe and revealed his website was hacked.

Israel Folau insists Rugby Australia apologise and says he has the RIGHT to resume his career Israel Folau has lodged a claim for unlawful termination of his contract in court The Australian Christian Lobby raised million in donations for his legal costs

Israel Folau 's new fundraiser has been paused, as his backer made a key backflip and his legal fight Isles on Wednesday told the TODAY Show that surplus donations from Folau 's campaign may be The hardline Christian, who is a multi-millionaire with a $ 7 million property portfolio and who recently

“YOU are in a fight that YOU chose to be in after YOU broke the terms of YOUR contract, the kids below are in a fight they NEVER wanted to be in & yet YOU think YOU deserve donations more than they do??!!,” he posted on Twitter.

However, former Australian Christian Lobby chief Lyle Shelton has defended Folau, saying: “if Israel loses, we all do.”

Folau said in his plea for donations that he had “the fight of his life on my hands”.

The case is unprecedented in rugby, and could be a landmark test for religious freedoms within Australia.

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Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
Israel Folau raises over half a million dollars in donations as $7m property empire revealed
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Israel Folau: Raelene Castle, Rugby Australia clarify position on ongoing saga.
Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has clarified the organisation's position on the ongoing Israel Folau saga that has engulfed the game. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad Finder.com.au Folau was recently sacked from the Wallabies and Waratahs after it was found that homophobic social media posts breached his contract. Super Rugby's all-time leading try scorer is currently taking RA to the Fair Work Commission, claiming he was unfairly sacked because of his religion.

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