You know those celebrity meet-and-greet charity auctions we often talk about? Yea, well, apparently they don’t always work out.
A lawsuit has been filed by an unnamed plantiff alleging that the $30,000 he paid to a children’s charity for a meet with Angelina Jolie never amounted to anything. The charity, Lili Claire Foundation, is a group that helps children with neurogenetic disorders. TMZ reports that two years have passed and the meeting did not take place, nor has the payment been returned. The man is suing for the return of his money, in addition to damages.
Damages? What the hell kind of mental anguish did this guy suffer? I can understand wanting his money back — but to request more, from a children’s charity no less, just seems in poor taste.
A rep for the organization told TMZ, “The Lili Claire Foundation has a 100 percent track record of honoring its commitment to donors and recipients with respect to every single auction item sold to support its charitable services.” “In the rare event that a sold auction item cannot be satisfactorily delivered to the winning bidder through no fault of our own, The Lili Claire Foundation works faithfully for an appropriate resolution with our bidder.”
We imagine they’ve probably attempted to hook this guy up with other actresses — but anyone who forks over $30K to meet someone probably has their heart (or mental disturbance) set on one person. We’re just wondering why Angie doesn’t step in and fulfill her original olbligation to the charity? Odd — and I’m sure there’s much more to the story. Stay tuned…