The celebrity hype reverse sincerity when it comes to humanitarianism and charity involvement is called in to question often. When there is the suspicion of hype over sincerity a real travesty is taking place. One such travesty has taken place in Cambodia.
The Cambodian Vision in Development – CVD is a charity that trusted the namesake of a celebrity and found they were badly let down. The celebrity at the heart of this scandal is Angelina Jolie.
The organization responsible for bring development and the bettering the region once had the support and funding of the attached celebrity name Angelina Jolie to their project. Angelina Jolie is often quoted as saying she gives all her money away for charities.
Apparently, she also reneges all charity commitments and negated on legal agreements she makes with charities with no warning or legal grounds.
CVD had not only the support of Angelina Jolie initially, but others from outside sources that believed in and funded the charity for its great work. Since the matter of her not fufilling financial obligation and commitments to the charity last year, as of November 2006 the matter saw her allegedly resorting to unsavory tactics to justify her change of heart.
This has left CVD with little choice then to seek justice in a court of law. According to Sarath, Director of Cambodian Vision in Development, she has used their organization for personal gain not humanitarian interests of his or his charities endeavourers.
He says, “We believed that AJ (Angelina Jolie) just use our charity (CVD) to put herself up to be seen as she help the poor, third world country like Cambodia.” ” We are exploited.”
He believes she has negated funding for the charity in excess of one million dollars. Not only has she reneged these funds herself, but she is also believed to have also halted funding from other agreed sources to CVD. Instead she has redirected their payments directly to her own private organization.
Sarath confirmed, “She turns all those assistance (Fix-Assets, buildings, project equipment) which legally donated to CVD org, now they are all under AJ’s name for private benefit..”
Angelina Jolie’s actions have lead to the belief that she is a “dishonest humanitarian”. According to Sarath,. Jolie continues to make false 1 million dollar claims. “When she visited Pailin lately, she made another false promise for $ 1.5 million, again to help continue supporting the existing the conservation effort, but there is nothing happening, so far. The conservation??? There is no conservation activities after she broke the agreement with CVD.”
Already very suspicious of her motivations, the Director of CVD believes ” She just promise to make again support from the government so that they could turn CVD down…!” “AJ (Angelina Jolie) has been exploiting our organization, ” he adds.
As Mounh Sarath and CVD prepare for the legal lawsuit in hopes of immediate resolution and fairness to the organization and charity, they hope for much more than that. The restitution of their good name is imperative.
They also seek to clear themselves of all slander and maliciously intended falsehoods made by Ms. Jolie publicly in order that they may continue their good work with every confidence in their abilities to be recognized for their future endeavors.