She wrote that they were instead 'stripping' her of all her resources, including her personal savings, car, phone and education, leaving her to pay for her college tuition after learning that she is dating 20-year-old Michael Swift.
Now, speaking exclusively to Daily from Swift's family home in Collierville, Tennessee, Michael's father, also Michael, 42, said: 'We are supporting her.'Swift, a former NFL player whose career saw him play cornerback for the San Diego Chargers, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars declined to comment further on his son's year long relationship with Allie or the rift that has seen it thrust into the public eye.
But several commenters said the push to have others pay for her education portrayed privilege.
The family of the black university student whose girlfriend was 'cut her off' by her parents because of their relationship has spoken out in support of her decision to launch a Go Fund Me page titled 'Say No to Racism.'The campaign brands her father a racist and asks for help with the college tuition fees she claims he will no longer pay.
Eighteen-year-old high school senior Allie Dowdle took the drastic action last week, writing online that her parents were 'no longer supporting' her future.
It's a family, personal problem and I guess that's one way to do it.
'But I hate to see him criticized for something that isn't true.