Note to other "philanthropists": If you pledge to make a donation to charity, you better make that donation!
Elton John is suing a Dubai-based banker, Spencer Lodge, who pledged to donate $1 million to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, but NEVER paid up!
The donation was supposed to be in exchange for a "date" with Elton and his partner David Furnish at the musician's White Tie and Tiara Ball.
The date apparently never happened, so we guess this banker felt he didn't need to hold up his end of the bargain. Although asked by several supporters of the foundation to pony up the money, he has yet to fork any of it up!
Clearly this guy thought he was making a transaction instead of a donation, so it will be inneresting to see how this plays out in court.
Do U think Spencer Lodge should still deliver the promised goods despite never having gotten his "date" with Elton and David?
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]
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