Lil Tay's Mom Updates Custody Battle, Paves Way for Tay Comeback
Lil Tay is in line for a comeback on the heels of her death hoax … because there have been significant developments in her mother’s custody battle with Tay’s dad.
Angela Tian‘s attorneys Lorne MacLean, K.C., and Fraser MacLean, tell TMZ … the viral star’s father, Christopher Hope, has been ordered to cough up approximately $275,000 in back child support, dating all the way back to 2014.
We’re told he’ll also have to continue to pay monthly child support going forward — Tay’s only 14.
What’s more, the lawyers say Angela has sole decision-making power, and court authorization to relocate with Tay outside of Vancouver, if she chooses.
Remember, it was Christopher who got a court order in 2018, requiring Tay to leave L.A., return to Vancouver and stop making online content. Now, Angela’s lawyers are saying that’s changed … they say the court’s orders will help Tay advance her career.
Angela tells us this is a HUGE win for Tay and her, saying the extended custody battle has put them “in a constant state of severe depression.” She says Christopher’s “disgusting financial motivation” has been a massive weight she’s glad is finally lifted.
She continues, “I have been financially ruined fighting for my daughter’s rights and freedom which should have never been taken away to begin with. We have won our case in court and my children and I can finally move on from this nightmare. My daughter can pursue and achieve her dreams on her own terms, and we are finally a happy family again, together.”
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As we reported, Angela and Christopher had widely different ideas for Tay’s career back when she reached the peak of her viral fame, when she was just 8.
Christopher said he wanted a more traditional career path — stuff like singing and acting. But, with her mom at the helm, Lil Tay might be back online in no time.
TMZ broke the story, news of Tay’s death — posted on her IG last week — wasn’t true at all … and we were told her account was taken over by someone else. A spokesperson for Meta confirmed it had indeed helped Tay regain control of her account.
We’ve reached out to Christopher for comment about the custody changes, but he said he had no comment.
We covered Lil Tay’s custody drama on the latest episode of the TMZ Verified podcast, available on all podcast platforms.
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