Mary J. Blige promised to empower women with her charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, known as FFAWN. The New York Post reports that the foundation has $60,000 unaccounted for, musicians who weren’t paid for an event, back taxes, and a defaulted bank loan.
Mary J. is a deadbeat diva.
The New York music star’s charity is supposed to empower women but instead has no office, no phone number — and hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing donations.
It failed to file its federal tax returns for 2010, which were due last November, along with its annual state-charity registration. The charity has now been hit with two lawsuits — one claiming the group stiffed musicians at its 2011 fund-raising gala and another saying it defaulted on a $250,000 loan, The Post has learned.
Blige, known as the “queen of hip-hop soul,” touted the charity’s success on the “Today” show in late 2010, saying, “I sent 25 women to college.”
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