We cleared the air a bit on the whole Madonna Charity fiasco going on a while ago, but that unfortunately hasn't been the end of it for her.
A few employees of the charity have filed issues with Madonna over what they claim as an unfair dismissal. So, Madonna's camp has filed back with a response, citing the the majority of the decision came purely from economical reasons:
"There is nothing unfair about the termination of the applicants' employment since termination of employment was necessitated by genuine economic reasons… (The decision not to go ahead with the school was made) after carefully reviewing its (the charity's) financial commitments and future plans and was made in good faith… (We) had tried to act reasonably and expediently to avoid frustrating the former workers."
Madonna's legal response also addresses the group's allegations staff were forced to sign a termination agreement they deemed "unfair and unconstitutional," adding, "(It was) simply a confidentiality agreement."
We can see being upset over losing your job, but it looks like Madonna made sure to have all the bases covered. It's a shame that anyone had to lose their jobs, but even more of a shame that the project was shut down.
A lot of kids could have been helped and that's just so, so sad.
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