We're about to clear the air via Madonna's agent on a couple of things.
The last few weeks have been rough for Madge. A lot has been said about her and the mismanagement of her charity, Raising Malawi. We've heard reports of the government intervening and the disheartening news that her planned school for girls has been scrapped. However, there has been no official word from Team Madge on any of these stories…until now.
This morning, her rep took to Madonna's website to release an official statement, saying:
"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. 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."
Finally - the truth. Granted, there's not a lot of truth there, but at least it's something.
Perhaps, with a little more time, Madonna and her team will fill us all in on the real issues that are hindering this incredible project. We know it must be something fairly serious as we know Madonna's passion for it.
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