United Nations officials standing by Leonardo DiCaprio

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

Officials at the United Nations are supporting Leonardo DiCaprio after the actor was accused of corruption by the director of a rainforest charity.

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The Academy Award winner was accused of accepting embezzled money for his environmental foundation from a reported billion-dollar wealth fund, headed by Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho, but U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric has defended DiCaprio in a new report.

"We continue to welcome his public work on behalf of climate change," he said, according to Dailymail.com.

And Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation bosses are working with authorities to address the issue, according to Dujarric.

Last week (ends15Oct16), bosses of a Swiss rainforest charity called for DiCaprio to cut his ties to Low Taek Jho and his 1MDB company.

"Leonardo DiCaprio needs to understand we can't save the environment if we fail to stop corruption," Lukas Straumann, the executive director of Bruno Manser Funds for peoples of the rainforest, said.

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