Bag-burner on 'Eastwood' reality show pledges $100K

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

Photographer Tyler Shields is trying to make amends for burning an expensive handbag on the E! reality series, Mrs. Eastwood & Company.

On Monday's episode, Shields and his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood (daughter of legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood), burned a $100,000 Birkin bag after putting a chainsaw to it.

The act led to fans calling the couple narcissistic and horrible for destroying something so expensive when the money it cost could have been used to help people in need.

However, Shields accepted the blame for the incident and is now making up for it by donating $100,000 to a needy family.

"The Birkin photos are for sale. If somebody were to buy...all right, let's do this. If somebody wants to buy one of the Birkin photos, I will donate $100,000 -- not to a charity -- but to a family. I will give one family in need $100,000 cash," he said Tuesday. "I would select somebody who...my father had a stroke when I was 15, and it became very difficult financially for the family, so I think I would do that. I think I would find a family that someone had a stroke or some type of ailment. I think that if somebody had done that for us when that happened to me, it would have been like a miracle. So, I'll find somebody who that just happened to and I will help them out."

Shields is known for his provocative photos of stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton.

Mrs. Eastwood & Company stars Clint's wife, Dina, and focuses on her relationship with her daughters, Francesca and Morgan.



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