Angelina Jolie has made a name for herself as one of the most famous and powerful actresses in the world. However, the star has become equally known for her charity work and her dedication to leave a positive impact on all the projects she is engaged in. Well, it seems that at least one project was not what Angelina hoped for.
The famous actress is said to have renounced her collaboration with Halo Turst, over some shady financial dealings that the charity is said to be involved in. Halo Trust is actually under investigation over some trustee’ payments. This is the reason why, the actress decided to resign from the charity’s board.
According to an insider, the actress was not feeling comfortable with the fact that two other trustees were paying themselves no less than £120,000 to conduct a governance review. The whole case is quite shocking, as Halo Trust is actually known to have been supported by no one else than Princess Diana.
Of course, Halo Trust denied the claims, but admitted that Angelina has left the charity. However, it claimed that her reasons in doing so were to pursue other projects. Halo also said that the payments that surfaced in the media were appropriate and there was nothing shady about them. And it seems that the Charity Commission agrees. After conducting an investigation on the case, the Charity Commission claimed that no action will be taken against the charity.
“Recent attention has focused on our governance and payments to trustees. After a period of substantial change last year, which included the stepping down on our long-standing chief executive, we conducted a governance review to strengthen our internal processes, to become even more efficient and effective, ensure that we continue to attract and retain the highest quality staff, and to allow us to build a solid foundation for future growth,” a statement from Halo said. It went on to add that the “payment for this, which was entirely appropriate. The payments were agreed by the board and signed off by the Charity Commission.”
According to Halo, despite her decision to step down, Angelina will remain a supporter of the organization. The actress has made no official statements.