BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who admits she’s a trained Marxist $6 million scandal is crashing down on her.
Cullors has admitted that she lied about the use of a $6 million LA mansion after she claimed it was only used for official purposes.
So far, Cullors, 38 has admitted to using the mansion for her own recreation twice. In January of 2021, she said she hosted a personal party to celebrate Biden’s inauguration. The second time she used the mansion was for her son’s birthday party.
From the Dailymail:
Cullors said of her earlier decision to lie: ‘I look back at that and think, that probably wasn’t the best idea.’
She previously issued a statement denying that she’d ever lived there or used the property for her personal gain after its purchase was revealed by New York magazine, triggering allegations of racism from BLM.
The purchase of the 6,500 square-foot Studio City property – which officials previously said was reserved exclusively for official foundation business – was disclosed last month by NY Mag.
News of the previously under-wraps transaction – made more than a year and a half ago – triggered a firestorm of criticism concerning the financial practices of the foundation’s top brass, which have already come into question in recent months.
Black Lives Matter raised $90million in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and still has an impressive $60million of cash at hand.
Explaining the reason behind the luxurious purchase, Cullors told AP: ‘We looked at commercial buildings and we looked at homes and then we found this really amazing space that’s a sweet spot between commercial and residential.’
She went on to justify its purchase by highlighting how the mansion had a soundstage which enabled BLM to produce podcasts.
Cullors admittance comes as several BLM leaders are finding themselves under investigation from local authorities trying to find out what happened to all the money that was donated to the groups in 2020.
Many of the group’s leaders have been charged or are under investigation for fraud.