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Pressure Mounts on DiCaprio to Return ‘Ill-Gotten’ Foundation Donations


As Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio unveiled his climate change documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, the actor faced increased calls from activists to return donations given to his environmental-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation that have been linked in news reports to funds allegedly misappropriated in the world’s largest embezzlement scheme.

An August exposé in the Hollywood Reporter alleged that some donations to DiCaprio’s foundation came directly from funds siphoned from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB — itself the subject of an international embezzlement investigation — that had been earmarked for development in the Southeast Asian country. – READ MORE

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