Martin Scorsese’s daughter has launched a GoFundMe asking for donations to house her many pets while her $1.2million apartment is repaired despite her movie legend father being worth $100million.
Catherine Scorsese lives in a one-bedroom loft duplex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which she bought in 2007 for $800,000.
Now worth $400,000 more than that, it recently flooded with ‘raw sewage’ after a neighbor put shredded paper down the toilet and will take four months to repair before it is livable again.
Cathyerine, 53, has moved to an apartment in Manhattan that is being paid for by her insurance company but it is not big enough for her cats and dogs.
Catherine Scorsese, 53, is asking for money to house her pets while her apartment is repaired
Cathy (second left) is her Martin Scorsese’s oldest child. They are pictured with her sister Domenica Cameron Scorsese (far left), Francesca (right) and the movie director’s third wife, Helen Morris
Her step-sister, Tanya, therefore launched the campaign on her behalf so that she would be able to pay for the animals’ accommodation.
She is asking for $30,000 and has already raised $6,105 but some have criticized her for asking for help when her own family is so wealthy.
She has hit back, saying she does not rely on her father’s money.
‘I’m not a trust fund baby. If I’m going to ask my dad for something, I’m going to ask for something like helping to fix me up with Chris Evans,’ she told
But she was scolded by an industry insider who said: ‘This is f****ked up. She is Marty’s daughter! He’s loaded.’
In the GoFundMe page, Catherine’s stepsister Tanya Barach says she is in ‘dire need’ of friends’ help.
Catherine lives in a one bedroom. $1.2million loft in this Brooklyn building
In March, her apartment flooded and it is now having to be completely redone
She shared these photographs on the GoFundMe page of the inside of the apartment
While Catherine has an apartment that her rental company is paying for, it is not big enough for her pets, she said
The pair share a mother, Laraine, who was married to the movie director between 1965 and 1971.
Catherine, who is Scorsese’s oldest child, said he knew about the sewage in her home but not about the GoFundMe.
‘Maybe something good will come out of my sh**ty situation, pun intended,’ she said.
She added that she had never been a ‘spoiled brat’, saying ‘There’s no free ride with me.’
It is not clear what she does for work. She did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries.
Scorsese has been making iconic films such as Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Mean Streets for the last 50 years.
He has been nominated for several Best Director Oscars and won in 2007 with The Departed.
Catherine insisted she is ‘no trust fund baby’ and did not rely on handouts from her father. She is shown, left, with Leonardo Di Caprio and right, with Caroll Spinney