Rebel has every right to stand up and say she is skeptical of people asking for money on the Internet. You make yourself less trustworthy by your defensive attitude and the strange fact that there is no accessible information regarding the project.
No investor within their right mind would hand over money without a clear, easily-researched basis of the facts.
Rebel isn't an investor. She's a shrewd member of the general public who shouldn't have to be guilted into handing you a penny.