Comedian Sued Over Charity Donation

Comedian Sued Over Charity Donation

Published May 6, 2009


A man who participated in a trip to the Caribbean is suing comedian Eddie Griffin for Griffin's alleged failure to pay a $150,000 donation.

Samir Sayegh says Griffin's check bounced after the comedian gave his pledge to Jamaica 360, a program that sends Black grads to the islands for professional development, in 2007.

Essence magazine's Susan Taylor, rapper Doug E. Fresh and other celebrities were among supporters of the initiative.

Sayegh says that Griffin also borrowed an American Express card to pay a hotel bill, and that Sayegh got stuck with the expenses.

Based in the States, Jamaica 360 is reportedly designed to give a boost to the careers of students entering the job market by exposing them to island opportunities.


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