Charles Ramsey: Daily Mail Report is Full of Lies


UPDATE: Charles Ramsey is insisting that the Daily Mail article which recently reported that our hometown hero is now broke and homeless is completely full of lies.

"It's bullshit," he said. "That's the politically correct word for it."

In a video interview with Channel 3 News, Ramsey insisted that he hasn't made anywhere near $50,000. It's more like $18,000, he said.

"What I've made are lots of friends," he said, "and I'm borrowing money from lots of friends," he said in the interview.

He did confirm that he'd spent $8,000 of his fame earnings to buy a used BMW, but he maintains that he's not having a hard time finding a job.

"That's because I'm not having a hard time, NOT finding a job," he said.

Ramsey also said that he's not homeless. He moved out of his Seymour Avenue home by choice after too many people came knocking at his door. He's now staying with friends and family until he finds an apartment.


In an interview with the Daily Mail, Charles Ramsey says that he is broke and homeless, unable to find a job in any Cleveland kitchen and unable to secure a residency because landlords don't want the attention from his fame.

Ramsey collected $15,000 from a fella in Oregon who took up a fundraising effort after the Cleveland kidnapping rescues. There's also been cash — somewhere in the neighborhood of $35,000, according to the paper — collected from speaking engagements. That's $50,000 or so, and Ramsey says he's burned through it all, including on an $8,000 BMW, but Ramsey says that everyone buys cars, and it's not a big deal.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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