Charles Ramsey: Broke, Jobless, Homeless

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Charles Ramsey, the affable hero who rescued the three kidnapped Cleveland women, says he is broke and out of a job - and even without a home.

"I’m broke, bro," Ramsey told the Daily Mail (UK). "That’s the truth."

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The Mail says he was "shamed" out of his home next to alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro by neighbors "who claim he exaggerated his role in the rescue of the girls."

Moreover, Charles Ramsey said he was fired from his job working in a kitchen because customers kept coming in and wanting to shake his hand.

However, Ramsey made around $50,000 in two months largely from "corporate speaking engagements" and money raised by private individuals.

Nevertheless, "Money goes fast if you have bills," he told the Mail.

It all adds up to an unenviable paradox: Ramsey is too famous to lead a normal life, but not famous enough that he can make a career out of it, he says.

Ramsey famously told Anderson Cooper he didn't want any money offered by the FBI for the return of Gina DeJesus, one of the women who was freed.

After hearing Amanda Berry call for help, Ramsey came to her aid and became an overnight celebrity as a result. Here's hoping he finds his way.

At least he was offered free burgers for life.


Idk why this dude was considered a hero at all honestly what did he really do?! Nothing more than any decent human would of but somehow he deserved $50 grand for it? Wow police officers do this daily and are Lu my to make that in a damn year! The guy isn't a hero he just did the right thing when faced with a situation.


Why do I not believe a word that this man is saying? He was "shamed" out of a kitchen job because he attracted customers to the place? Come on, this man is full of shit. He probably lost his job because he was out doing his "corporate speaking".

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