Back in October, Johnny Bobbitt Jr. received viral attention after he selflessly gave away his last $20 to fill up a woman's tank of gas after she became stranded on the I-95.
Katie McClure and her boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, had to give all the funds to their lawyer - after they had raised the dough through a GoFundMe campaignfor Johnny Bobbit, according to Philadelphia's NBC10.
"The irreparable harm will be if they spend any more of Mr. Bobbitt's money or, as Mr. D'Amico claimed, he'll burn the money before giving it to Mr. Bobbitt", said attorney for Johnny Bobbitt, Christopher Fallon.
Johnny Bobbitt, left, used his last US$20 to help out Kate McClure, so she and Mark D'Amico (middle) chose to raise funds for him.
The judge ordered the funds transferred into an escrow account by the end of business Friday and hire a forensic accountant to review the financial records within 10 days.
The couple had promised their online supporters the money would go to two financial trusts for Mr Bobbitt, as well as a lawyer and a financial adviser to help him manage all the money.
The lawsuit is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages, interest, and counsel fees, and for a "guardian ad litem" to be appointed for Bobbitt.
Fallon estimated that GoFundMe would have taken about $30,000 to $40,000 in commission from the more than $400,000 that was raised, which means more than $250,000 should be left.
Bobbitt, a former U.S. Marine, helped McClure last Thanksgiving when she ran out of gas in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood.
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Johnny Bobbitt (pictured) used his last $27 to help a stranger. However, in an more recent interview with Megyn Kelly on the American TODAY Show, he said it was roughly $AU200,000.
But then the story soured with accusations of mismanagement and outright theft of the money raised on Bobbitt's behalf.
Ms McClure and Mr D'Amico have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing or misusing any of the money.
It is to be placed in an account controlled by Johnny Bobbitt's lawyers and frozen pending a new court ruling.
An injunction application filed by Cozen O'Connor law firm on Tuesday alleges McClure and D'Amico have mismanaged the funds, as well as committed fraud and conspiracy. The couple also told the newspaper they once gave Bobbitt $25,000 of the GoFundMe cash, and he spent it within two weeks.
Meanwhile, D'Amico told the paper that while no trusts have been set up for Bobbitt, about $200,000 remains of the collected funds in a savings account that he controls.