Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio has been an outspoken environmentalist for years. The actor has now found himself on suspicious grounds and is in the eye of a storm as we speak. According to the latest and shocking development, Leo’s non-profit organization has allegedly provided grants to a black money group, which then funneled it to the same law firm that filed suit against oil companies alleging climate change fraud. did.
Yes, you read that right. For those unaware, black money technically refers to funds that are provided by non-profit organizations with an agreement to keep their identities anonymous. This money is used to change the course of political decisions. This is a common illegal practice and the charges have now reached dearest titanic Star DiCaprio.
As Fox News reports, Dan Emmett, a prominent philanthropist at the University of California, and Ann Carlson, a climate change professor, have named Sher Adling to sue oil companies for allegedly releasing false information about their impact on the environment. cooperated with the law. ,
The said portal has found email conversations between the two, where they discussed seeking help from Chuck Savitt, the law firm’s director of strategic client relations. Savit later told Emmett that he had already received Terry Taminen’s support. The catch now is that Terry was the then CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
“Just want to let you know that we filed the first three lawsuits backed by the Collective Action Fund on Monday,” Chuck Savitt told Dan Emmett in an email. “These precedent-setting cases call on the world’s 37 leading fossil fuel companies to take responsibility for the catastrophic damage to sea-level rise – caused by their greenhouse gas emissions – on coastal communities.”
Two months after the email exchange, Leonardo DiCaprio’s foundation announced that they would allocate $20 million in grants to various climate change groups. It also includes a Resource Heritage Fund to support legal processes against the fossil fuel industry.
According to the same report, more than $5.2 million Contributions were made to Sher Edling by the Resource Legacy Fund between 3017 and 2020. There is no clear record of who donated to the group or how much of it was contributed by Leonardo DiCaprio.
“From 2017 to 2020, Sher Edling received a grant from the RLF to advance charitable activities to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the accuracy of the information they provided to consumers and the public about their products’ role in climate change. was broadcast about,” said Resource Heritage Fund spokesman Mark Kleinman. “RLF receives support from multiple funding entities, and its board of directors and employees make all decisions about where funding goes.”
Leonardo DiCaprio has not given any clarification about this yet. Until then, stay tuned to Koimoi for more details.