Former BLM Leader Denies Wrongdoing [Video]
Patrisse Cullors, the former leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, has denied all allegations of wrongdoing, including misusing millions of dollars in donation funds, during a recent interview with the Associated Press.
Recent financial disclosures showed that BLM purchased a $6 million home in Los Angeles in 2020, complete with six bedrooms and bathrooms, a swimming pool, a soundstage, and office space.
“On paper, it looks crazy,” Cullors said. “We use this term in our movement a lot, which is we’re building the plane while flying it. I don’t believe in that anymore. The only regret I have with BLM is wishing that we could have paused for one to two years, to just not do any work and just focus on the infrastructure.”
Cullors denies that she personally benefitted during her time as BLM’s leader — even though multiple reports found that she purchased homes for herself and her family members.
“The idea that [the foundation] received millions of dollars, and then I hid those dollars in my bank account is absolutely false,” Cullors said. “That’s a false narrative. It’s impacted me personally and professionally, that people would accuse me of stealing from black people.”