Mary J. ‘bilk’ charity sham
Mary J. is being called a deadbeat diva.
The New York music star’s charity is supposed to empower women but instead has no office, no phone number — and hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing donations.
It failed to file its federal tax returns for 2010, which were due last November, along with its annual state-charity registration. The charity has now been hit with two lawsuits — one claiming the group stiffed musicians at its 2011 fund-raising gala and another saying it defaulted on a $250,000 loan, The Post has learned.
Blige, known as the “queen of hip-hop soul,” touted the charity’s success on the “Today” show in late 2010, saying, “I sent 25 women to college.”
*Jay-Z gave FFAWN $25,000 and Stoute $35,000 in 2009. Gucci ponied up $50,000 and Walmart $33,500 that year
* $60,000 raised by sales of perfume that is unaccounted for
* An unpaid bill of $167,252 for musicians who played at a 2011 benefit concert
* Default on a bank loan of $250,000
* $18,000 spent on a press conference in 2008
Additional reporting by Kathianne Boniello
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