Wyclef Jean accused of stealing Haiti charity money in disastrous Reddit AMA
Back in 2010, it was reported that criminal investigations had been opened into Jean’s Haitian aid organisation, Yele Haiti. Despite taking in around $16m in donations in 2010 alone, the charity was closed two years later amid accusations of fraud.
It was alleged that Yele spent $9million of that $16million on office space, workers’ salaries and other expenses. It was also reported that Wyclef paid himself $100,000 to perform in a charity concert for the organisation.
Despite denying the accusations on several occasions over the years, Redditors used Sunday’s AMA to harangue the musician about his alleged dodgy dealings.
During the AMA, Wyclef once more denied any wrong doing: “Its so important that u understand that if u fully do real research u will understand that whenever u decide that u are going to do more then sing and dance u have to be ready for the lies that comes with it i have never stolen from my people i brought Haitian pride to my people and despite what they tried to do i am growing stronger everyday and will continue to do my part as i can see you are doing your part as well [sic].”