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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has reportedly put up a fence and electric gate around her $1.4 million LA home.
Cullors, who resigned as executive director of the group’s foundation amid criticism over her lavish lifestyle in May, has reportedly installed a new wooden fence and electric gate around the 2,380 sq ft property, the Daily Mail reports.
The 37-year-old social activist is said to have paid “$35,000 range” for the new exterior improvements, according to a neighbor who spoke to DailyMail.com.
“It will have an electronic gate at the driveway portion, a walk-up door and call box, and other safety measures, cameras, you know, to keep the riffraff out,” he told the Daily Mail.
Cullors paid for the house in cash, according to a celebrity real estate blog. On Tuesday, photos of the property reveal the fencing and gate project was close to completion.
The article states there is no mortgage holder on the property — the home was bought by an entity called “Abolitionist Entertainment, LLC.”
Cullors’ resignation came amid controversy over the group’s finances and her personal wealth — including an alleged real estate buying spree in which she snagged four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US, the New York Post reports.
Cullors said she was resigning as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, which she had led for almost six years, to focus on a book and TV deal.
“I’ve created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave,” she said at the time. “It feels like the time is right.”
She said her resignation was already in the works and denies it was tied to the “attacks.” She said, “those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me.”
The BLM Foundation revealed in February that it took in just over $90 million last year, following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd.