Leonardo DiCaprio Pushed Out of Hillary Clinton Fundraiser after Financial scandal
Leonardo DiCaprio has backed out of a pricey fundraiser lunch for Hillary Clinton that the actor had been scheduled to host at his Los Angeles home this week. Pop star Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel will instead host the event at their home.
The Oscar-winning Revenant actor was forced to bow out of the $33,400 per-plate event because he is “stuck in New York until Wednesday” finishing a current project, a source close to the event told People on Saturday.
But the timing of DiCaprio’s cancellation comes as the actor’s environmental-focused charitable organization, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, was linked to a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scheme in news reports last week. The foundation — which focuses on climate change initiatives and hosts a glitzy annual party for hundreds of A-list celebrities and dignitaries — is alleged to have received donations tied to money misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund that had been earmarked for development in the country. – READ MORE