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Arnold Schwarzenegger pledges to her 102-year-old evictee

27 May 2019

What a nice guy!

Arnold Schwarzenegger has stepped in to help a 102-year-old friend who has been threatened with eviction.
The former California Governor was appalled to learn Thelma Smith is being forced out of the Ladera Heights, California pad she has called home for over three decades, so her landlord can reportedly move his daughter in.
As officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs investigate the case, Schwarzenegger has pledged his support, tweeting: "Thelma has been a dear friend for a long time. Imagine doing this to a 102-year-old woman who gave back to the community her whole life. It is heartless. Thelma, I'll be reaching out to help. Landlords, you'll hear from me too."
He has also posted a link to the Los Angeles Times article about Thelma's eviction.
Smith was given notice on 8 March and currently must vacate her home by 30 June.
A GoFundMe account to assist her launched on Thursday, and at press time, over $3,300 (£2,600) had been raised towards a $20,000 (£15,700) goal.