A social media personality known for her lavish lifestyle is trying to raise $100,000 on GoFundMe because she says she can’t get a job due to alleged police harassment.
Margarita Tomovska earned a name for herself as “Mercedes Mum” after allegedly leading Australian police on a chase in her luxury Mercedes Benz at speeds of up to 125 mph last November in New South Wales. The Daily Mail reported that during the high-speed pursuit, her toddler daughter sat in the backseat unrestrained. The car she was allegedly driving during the chase was said to be worth around $260,000, according to the report.
Now Tomovska claimed on GoFundMe she can’t get work because a special anti-crime unit of the New South Wales Police called Raptors “have something against me for no reason.”
“They have made it very hard for me to maintain a job as no one would hire me due to the [expletive] from raptor and ACA combined.”
ACA refers to “A Current Affair,” an Australian current affairs show that airs on the Nine Network. Tomovska was featured on an episode, which showed a reporter and camera crew confronting her on courthouse steps, asking uncomfortable questions.
“You seem to be lapping up the attention, Margarita,” a reporter on the program is heard asking. “Are you embarrassed at all by these charges? Or are you enjoying all this attention?”
Tomovska posts on social media regularly, showing off pricey designer clothes like a $1,725 Balmain dress and $2,400 Christian Louboutin shoes. She often poses beside luxury cars, such as a recent post that shows her perched on the trunk of a BMW M6 wearing Versace.
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She wrote on her GoFundMe campaign page, “I know you all don’t know me but I’m actually not a bad person,” before claiming she was not the only one authorities were treating harshly.
“So I created this GoFund me [sic] to raise some support against the [expletive] that they have done to me and everyone else. It’s about time we fight back. Enough is enough!”
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The Raptor task force specializes in breaking up criminal gangs, shutting down clubhouses, as well as seizing drugs and illegal weapons.
A spokeswoman for NSW Police told Daily Mail Australia that Tomovska has never been the target of Raptor investigators. She was pulled over by an officer from the strike force, but only because they had been on patrol when she was allegedly speeding.
Tomavska, who faced a license suspension following the speeding incident, is due back in court in August.
At the time of reporting, Tomovska’s campaign had amassed donations amounting to $175.
Instagram Influencer Has Online Meltdown About Getting ‘Normal’ Job After Account Is Deleted
In related news, a video of a 21-year-old social media influencer tearfully lamenting losing her Instagram followers and not wanting to work a regular job went viral on the internet.
Jessy Taylor, 21, from Tampa, Florida, shared a video on YouTube in which she said her Instagram account—which boasted more than 113,000 followers—had been deleted.
Taylor claimed her account had been axed because trolls had reported it as spam. With tears streaming down her face, she begged people to stop.
“I want to say to people that have been reporting me, think twice because you are ruining my life.”
She added she wasn’t cut out for a regular 9-to-5 job because she “will never be work material.”
“I have no skills,” Taylor said, between sobs, adding, “I’m not work material! I will never be work material!”
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Taylor, in the teary clip that has been viewed nearly two million times, laments she’s “nothing without my following.”
“I make all my money online,” she says, “all of it…and I don’t want to lose that. I know people like to see me beat down and be like them, and be like the 90 percenters, people that work 9 to 5…that is not me.”
She lamented her time as a former McDonald’s employee.
“I used to work at McDonald’s before I did YouTube, Instagram, before I had 100,000 followers!” she complained. “Before I had everything in my life I was a [expletive] loser, working at McDonald’s.”
Taylor, who admitted to being a former sex worker, saying her high-profile online persona kept her from slipping “back to that life.”
“The last thing I want to do be is a homeless prostitute in the [expletive] street doing meth. That is the last thing I [expletive] want to do so stop [expletive] trying to ruin my life!”
The video, “Stop Reporting my Instagram Account” currently has about 2000 likes to 32,000 dislikes, and mostly critical comments, like, “This is exactly what an entitled brat looks like.”
Another said, “If you’re nothing without followers, then you were nothing to begin with.”
Taylor told Business Insider on her deleted account she used to mostly post selfies and photos of herself in bikinis, adding the account “wasn’t reported from posting nasty photos, it was reported from having haters.”
She told the publication that she made $500,000 from her following over the course of three years, but added, “that money does not last.”
“You go to the Gucci store a few times, you pay a couple of months of rent,” she told the publication, adding, “I’m not rich like I used to be.”
In her tearful meltdown on YouTube, she claimed to be $20,000 in debt “from school, from college, so I can’t even go to college if I wanted to.”
In a comment under her YouTube video made about a week ago, Taylor wrote that her Instagram account had been restored.