Two non-profit charities founded by Madonna are having a rough week. Raising Malawi, a charity based in the country where Madonna adopted two of her children, was supposed to provide an academy for girls in the impoverished country, but plans for the school fell apart after accusations that its board mismanaged donated funds. Tens of millions of dollars worth of mismanaged funds. In addition, a lawsuit was filed against Madonna last week by former employees of the academy who claim they were never paid. After an audit of the company, it was discovered that the donated funds were used for “salaries, office space, cars with private drivers and a golf membership.”
It was just revealed that another of Madonna’s charities, Success For Kids, is under investigation by the FBI. Success for Kids has raised over $33 million since its inception but it is currently being investigated for “several irregularities and suspicious activity.” The charity reportedly provides lessons on emotional empowerment to children all over the world. The Kabbalah Center of Los Angeles, which helped found and fund these charities, is also under investigation for misappropriating funds. Dear Madonna, sounds like you should get out of the charity game now before anything else goes wrong.
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