In October 2016, Geneva Ayala created a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of her medical expenses and treatment for injuries she allegedly received from ex-boyfriend XXXTentacion. Following the news of the 20-year-old rapper’s death, the page has raised more than $6,000 in donations in the past day, as Jezebel reports.
Read Ayala’s description of her injuries from the GoFundMe page below:
there’s two fractures in my left eye socket due to an aggressive hit, along with nose and jaw fractures. since these bones are fractured they’re piercing into the back of my eyeball causing damage to an optical nerve and my eye itself. the left side of my face has lost some sensation, i cannot feel my upper lip on the left side, and same for my upper teeth on the left side. and as for my left eye’s vision, it’s diminishing as the days go by. it’s crucial i get the surgery otherwise my eyeball will die and the nerve connecting my lip/cheek and teeth will eventually die as well. i’d appreciate anything, this is a very strenuous obstacle that has been put into my hands. also could use money towards my living situation and food. thank you.
Pitchfork was the first publication to release details of the alleged abuse. In a legal deposition, Ayala accused XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, of beating her regularly, along with a number of extremely disturbing, specific instances of violence. At the time of his death, Onfroy had been charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness-tampering. He pled not guilty to these charges.
A graphic description of the alleged abuse, via Pitchfork, follows:
He then started elbowing, head-butting, and punching her. He strangled her until she almost passed out. He took her to the bathroom and demanded one last time that she tell him everything or he would kill her in the bathtub. She couldn’t even recognize her face in the mirror—it looked “distorted”—and her left eye was completely shut and “leaking blood.” She was losing vision. She vomited.
A recent article from the Miami New Times reported that Ayala's original GoFundMe page was removed from the site when fans of X complained the abuse had been misrepresented or fabricated. After the Times article came out, her page was restored and raised $12,000 in one day, per the Times own report.
The Times article reiterated some of the abuse Ayala accused X of in her deposition:
According to Ayala's statement, he beat her at times, choked her, broke clothes hangers on her legs, threatened to chop off her hair or cut out her tongue, pressed knives or scissors to her face, and held her head under water in their bathroom while promising to drown her.
Ayala has surpassed her original GoFundMe goal by $7,000, totaling $32,185 as of this post.