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Charity Calls on Leo DiCaprio to Resign as UN Climate ‘Messenger of Peace’

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A charity focused on rainforest preservation has called on actor and environmental advocate Leonardo DiCaprio to step down from his role as a UN Messenger of Peace for climate change due to his own charity’s reported connection to a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scheme.

The Bruno Manser Funds — which in August urged the actor and his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to return what it called “stolen money” — repeated its demand at a press conference in London on Friday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“If DiCaprio is unwilling to come clean, we ask him to step down as UN Messenger of Peace for climate change, because he simply lacks the credibility for such an important role,” Bruno Manser Funds director Lukas Straumann said, according to THR. – READ MORE

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