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Singer Mary J. Blige is speaking out about the lawsuit that has hit against her Foundation For Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN), calling the incident an issue of “mismanagement.”
Only days ago it was revealed that FFAWN was hit with a $250,000 lawsuit from both unpaid loans and musicians who were not paid their wages.
According to the reports, the foundation was contacted numerous times where they were told by a security that the foundation has “moved.” Now, the Grammy winner is speaking out, releasing a statement to E! News.
In the statement the singer reveals, “FFAWN is not closing down. FFAWN is working as quickly as possible with a new team of experts that includes a philanthropic consulting firm, a non-profit law firm, and a forensic accountant. Their goal is to get the Foundation back on track, rectify outstanding issues, and make good on all of FFAWN's obligations.”
Blige admits that she was not aware of the turmoil FFAWN was in at first, and that "As soon as I was informed of the issues at FFAWN.I immediately called my advisors and lawyers to get to the bottom of what was happening. As Founder and CEO of FFAWN, I am ultimately responsible for anything that goes wrong.”
She continues, “The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things. This should have never been allowed to happen, but it did and now we are fixing it. The good news is that we have been in touch with the MJB Center in Yonkers and the scholarship program, and both are in good shape."
FFAWN has been running strong to support women to “reach their full potential” since 2008.