BLM’s co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted that she lied about using the group’s $6 million LA mansion for official business. On Monday during an interview with the Associated Press, she said that she she used the $6 million house in LA purchased with BLM cash on October 2020 for her own uses two separate times.
Watch the interview by AP.
One of them, she hosted a house party to toast Joe Biden and Kamala Harris after becoming President and vice President respectively in January 2021.
In the same month, she used the property for her son’s birthday party.
In a statement released previously, Cullors said this of her decision to lie: “I look back at that and think, that probably wasn’t the best.”
In a statement in March, Cullours denied that she lived or used the property for personal reason after it was revealed that BLM had bought the mansion.
When asked about lying, “I look back at that and think, that probably wasn’t the best idea.”
The purchase of the 6,500 square-foot Studio City property was disclosed last month by New York Magazine.
Black Lives Matter raised $90 million after the George Floyd murder and still has $60 million on hand. When news broke about the house, an internal BLM memo circulated mentioned trying to kill the story.
“Can we kill the story?’ to: ‘Our angle – needs to be to deflate ownership of the property,” the magazine reported.
At the time, Cullors called the media hits surrounding the housing purchase were “racist and sexist.”
What do you think of them buying the $6 million mansion in California? Does it seem fishy?