Dina Lohan is furious after reports came out the other day that she and some of her family decided to stiff a charity for $2,500 — by dining and dashing!
What she believes is that the restaurant where it happened is dragging her name through the dirt to garner publicity for themselves.
Here's what she said:
"I was asked to come to this charity event at the last minute and it sounded like a great cause. My brother was involved so I went. I was never given a bill, so I never ran out on anything.
"Everyone at the table was meant to be comped. The weirdest thing about it was I was invited for a sit down dinner, I did attend the party but I never even ate. I would never in my wildest dreams walk out on a bill or try to avoid paying a charity."
Why would a charity comp anyone? Isn't it their goal to raise money…?
People pointed out that she also brought way more than the reported 4 tickets that were supposedly comped.
Here's her response to that:
"I have no idea about the number of people I should or shouldn't bring because I was not at all involved in the promotional aspect of the event, I was invited as a guest and at the last minute and decided to attend.
"I was asked to attend this event with my friend Jill Zarin, there were no contracts involved. Jill and I had no idea this was going to happen. The entire story is an absolute lie and it saddens me that they would use this as a marketing ploy. It is horrible anyone would think of me doing something like this. The owner of the the restaurant made no comment, only because he couldn't.
"I will continue to support charities, this was not the charity it was the restaurant. They hired an outside publicist and all I can think of was it was spun and they used me, I was a sitting duck. They used me to get publicity — this is ridiculous."
Well… as a show of good faith you could totally donate the cost anyway!
That way they get their money they think they owed, and you're supporting a good cause!
You can still totally deny any wrongdoing as well!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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