Jenner posted a statement on her Instagram Stories on Monday, which wrote, “I think it’s important for me to clarify this false narrative that I’ve asked for money from fans and I’m not able to pay my makeup artist’s medical bills I am. “
“Sam is not my makeup artist and unfortunately we have no personal relationship but I have worked with her a few years ago and she feels she is the sweetest,” the statement said. “I saw my current makeup artist and friend Ariel post about Sam’s accident and her family’s GoFundMe and I immediately called Ariel to see what happened to Sam.”
The initial GoFundMe target was $ 10,000, with Jenner donating $ 5,000 at the time, a source close to Jenner previously noted to CNN. A $ 5,000 donation is shown on GoFundMe to an account by the name of Jenner.
Jenner also said that writing in her statement, “They had already raised 6k so I put it into 5k to reach my original goal and thought I would post on my stories to gain more awareness if anyone Also forced (shared) or donated. “
“I don’t know how it all connected but his family reached out through Ariel and is very appreciative of all the donations, prayers and love towards Sam,” the statement said. “Anyone who knows me knows that I work from the heart and I try to be helpful whenever I can. Let’s all be positive and let Sam, his family and anyone you know know our prayers. I am going through a difficult time. “
CNN reached out to Jenner’s representative before posting her statement.