Madonna Sued By Fired Board Members of Raising Malawai Charity

They claim they haven't received promised benefits

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Eight board members who were fired from Madonna's Raising Malawi charity organization are suing  for unfair dismissal and non-payment of their benefits. Madonna ousted the board of directors after plans were scrapped to build a $15 million school for impoverished girls in Malawi due to severe financial mismanagement. The board members were accused by auditors of extravagant expenditures on cars, housing and various luxuries.

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According to Mzondi Chirambo, the former board members' lawyer, Madonna went over a 14-day limit to respond to their concerns, and insists that they sign a discriminatory termination agreement before paying out benefits. The workers who were dismissed include the chief executive of the unbuilt school and a handful of Kabbalah mystics.