(TeamRock Radio) Former Counterfeit singer Hali Etie has been accused of faking cancer and pocketing money raised to help pay for treatment. The vocalist - from Erie, Pennsylvania - this year reportedly claimed to have been diagnosed with stage 3 cervical cancer and friends and former band members rallied round by arranging fundraisers.
Etie also worked at a Michigan animal charity called Hardcore Cares. The organization released a statement - which has since been removed due to threats made against Etie - exposing her alleged lies.
The statement said that the charity organized a benefit show and backed a GoFundMe campaign set up to raise cash. Hardcore Cares said they discovered her lies earlier this month.
In an updated statement, Hardcore Cares says: "We do not condone violence. Hali Etie needs to held accountable for her actions. We also understand that many people were affected by her actions. The comments got way off track and as a result of that we decided to pull the post.
"We thank everyone for their support in this matter. It is our sincere hope that Hali is held accountable and that everyone affected is repaid for their kindness." Read more here.