Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wyclef Jean's Mistress is a Charity Case

You have to hand it to Wyclef Jean. Just as the Chile earthquake threatened to make the Haiti disaster vanish from the front pages, he continues to make news, keeping his homeland and its struggle on our minds. Unfortunately, his reputation continues to suffer body blows and we find out more about the charity organization called Yele Haiti.

In addition to recent allegations of mismanagment and unpaid taxes, Jean's charity is now accused of funnelling $105,000 to Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus, a woman who is allegedly the guitarist's mistress.

From the Miami-Times:

That $105,000 represents about one-third of all management and general expenses Yele paid out in 2008.

A Gawker source also says that's about three times what Suzie Sylvain, the program director, earned even though she's credited with keeping Yele running and planning the charitable efforts.

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