Madonna’s publicist, Liz Rosenberg, has released a statement, addressing latest rumors about the star’s mismanagement of her charity, Raising Malawi.
Madonna and her foundation are not subject to an investigation by U.S. authorities, her publicist states.
“In recent days a number of wild and totally false rumors about Madonna’s philanthropy–spread by bloggers and tabloids–have begun appearing on the internet. As we have said previously, Raising Malawi is currently undergoing a series of positive changes in an effort to serve more children. Neither Madonna nor Raising Malawi is being investigated by the FBI or the IRS,” Rosenberg says.
In March, the school’s former executive director Phillippe van de Bossche was accused of having dipped into the funds of the organization to afford luxuries such as a car and driver or a membership to a golf club.
With this resource, Madonna wanted to build a school for girls in Malawi. According to Michael Berg, co-founder of the foundation, this project had to be abandoned in its original form.
“It is unfortunate that people have chosen to say things about Raising Malawi and Madonna that are not true. Madonna remains committed and focused on what matters: helping the children of Malawi,” Rosenberg added.
Madonna has four children: 14-year old daughter Lourdes and a 9-year-old son Rocco, and two kids she adopted from Malawi: Mercy Jones, 6, and David, 4- from Malawi.