Remember a couple months when we told you about the controversy over a Madonna-hosted, U.N-supported, Gucci-promoting UNICEF event? Well two months later the controversy continues.
Fox News (if you can call it that), along with various other sources, is reporting that the $3.7 million Madonna and friends raised at the event has yet to be turned over to UNICEF. The party was originally blasted for being held at the U.N and funded by the CEO of Gucci, Mark Lee. Later, Gucci recieved even more funny looks after Lee referred to the party as, “a celebration of the fashion house’s new store.” Still, through and through Madonna and Lee both claimed the real quest of the evening was to raise money for UNICEF and Raising Malwai. So where’s the cash?
Raising Malwai was started by Michael Berg, the son of Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Center in Hollywood. But Raising Malawi isn’t a real charity…at least not yet. Fox is reporting that Raising Malawi remains unregistered and unrecognized as a charity, and that at the time of the party officials were saying the money would go towards “the Gucci Foundation, a registered charity”, but that isn’t a registered charity either. Yowzers!!
Of course Fox News is speculating that it’s a huge controversy led by the leaders of Kabbalah to embezzle money into the religion, but I strongly doubt that. I’m sure it’s all just a mix-up…or at least I want to believe I’m sure it’s all a mix-up. But the question still remains: Where is the money? $3.7 million doesn’t just disappear…or does it?