(CMR) Jeanne Mack, the grandmother of Skyler Mack, has refuted a rumor circulated in the Cayman community this evening about her granddaughter's recent Covid-19 quarantine breach. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been started to assist with legal fees.
The plethora of viral interviews across the US and worldwide media have featured the grandmother and not Skylar's parents – which many have found extremely peculiar. Mack has even reached out to the Trump Administration and requested assistance from the White House. They told her that they turned the matter over to a “federal agency.”
CMR reached out to the elderly Mack this evening after receiving a WhatsApp post multiple times, which claimed that her parents were unaware that she had left the country until her arrest. The post also claimed that the reason why granny Mack was the media forerunner for all the dozens of stories coming out about Skylar was that she “assisted her with plotting this whole scheme.”
Mack vehemently denied the rumors and shared, “I am over all the bias and lies and special treatment.” She even took a pot shot at Speaker of the House McKeeva Bush in her response asking, “why is Speaker McKeeva not in jail or at least arrested.”
Mack clearly does not understand that not only was Bush arrested and charged but he was also sentenced to a suspended jail sentence. This is not the first time that Mack appears confused about the most basic facts of her granddaughter's situation. She has also claimed that the Canadian couple received preferential treatment despite the applicable law being different. She has also noted that 19-year-old Aaron Montemayor will not be sent to jail because his mother works for the government.
Aaron has not yet made a court appearance of much of the community awaits news of his fate after he breached quarantine on two separate occasions.
Mack has used all sorts of excuses to build a case on behalf of Skylar, who was made to issue a public apology by Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez at her initial sentencing appearance. She has claimed that her granddaughter intended to “stay away from everyone” despite holding a child at the jet ski event and spending over 7 hours in close contact with others both in the water and under a tent.
In a Fox interview earlier on Tuesday, she said that Skylar has never been confined before and was having difficulty coping with her sentence. She noted that she disagrees with Justice Roger Chapple's decision.
Mack makes it very clear that Skylar's parents were fully aware that their daughter was traveling to the Cayman Islands and “thought she would be safe.” Ending her email that the Cayman Islands has a whole has been a disappointment to her for enforcing its laws, it was revealed during our podcast that the family had started a GoFundMe page for her legal costs. The fundraising efforts have raised less than $1,400 thus far.
Despite their knowledge, it does not appear that her parents are engaging in public interviews on the case.
No one knows why Mack continues to refer to Skylar as 19-years-old when she is actually 18-years-old. The peculiarity of why the elderly Mack has been making the media circuit including CNN, Good Morning America, Inside Edition and Fox News.
The family retained legal heavy hitter Ben Tonner, QC and partner at McGrath Tonner. Tonner presented the appellate case before the Court of Appeals on Tuesday morning, which won the couple a reduced sentence.