Madonna, Kim Kardashian and Wyclef Jean: Hall of Shame Celebrity Cases

Hall of Shame Celebrity Cases - H 2015
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Hall of Shame Celebrity Cases - H 2015

Some stars have found controversy amid efforts to do good.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Wyclef Jean

The musician created a charity to provide aid to Haiti. But investigations revealed mishandling of the $16 million it raised after a 2010 earthquake. In 2012, Yele Haiti shut its doors, broke.


The musician's plan to build a $15 million school for girls in Malawi flopped as board members misused millions. The government of Malawi accused her organization of exaggerating its contributions to the country.

Kim Kardashian

The media personality has been criticized for donating only 10 percent of the proceeds from her eBay used clothing auctions to charity while keeping the remainder.