Someone claiming to be a child star ("not a J Law or Swift, [but] in the public eye") recently posted on /legaladvice two days ago, and since then gossip sites like BG and CDAN have reposted the post in an effort to identify who the child star might be (or, more importantly, how to help the child star out which is the only reason they went to Reddit in the first place).
In replies to comments, the user gave their age as 16 and location as CA and said that their father works in the industry.
Obviously, this could all be complete bullshit and an elaborate hoax, but other gossip sites have reposted it already.
The full text is available at the post, which is still up. but here is an excerpt:
Post Title: My father took all of my money and claims he legally can manage it for me because I'm a minor. In addition, he's spending it on himself.
Location: United States of America, California
I am a minor in the entertainment industry. While certainly not a J Law or Swift, I am in the public eye. I still live with my family. Recently (I don't want to say how recent), I've found success, and am now making more money than my parents combined. This doesn't sit well with them. They aren't poor but also aren't rich, I would consider us an "Upper Middle Class" family not counting my income. As time has gone on and I've found more success and as such made more money, they have become increasingly bitter about it. Last week my father stopped just being bitter.
My father created my bank accounts when I was young. He's my parent so I never saw any reason to not trust him, until now. Five days ago my father closed my accounts and transferred all of my money to himself. I told him that was illegal but he said he's my legal guardian and has the right to decide if I'm mature enough to handle my own money or not. He told me my recent purchase of a new three thousand dollar TV (which was for the family living room) was proof I wasn't capable of being responsible with that amount of money, and so he was going to watch over it for me until I was of age. My mother is, if not complicit, in denial. She refuses to talk with me about it and tells me I don't know what I'm talking about.
The most popular guesses are Stranger Things kids (because those are probably the only child actors people can think of). While some of the ST kids are 16, none of them are native to CA or live there. In any case, if this is legit, I hope this kid gets some good advice and gets their money back.
ONTD, have you ever had to emancipate yourselves from shitty parents?