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'RHOA' gossip: Kenya Moore charity scandal

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Kenya Moore is making headlines with a "RHOA" scandal of her own. On Feb. 20, Radar Online reported that Kenya lost her tax exempt status for the non-profit Saving Our Daughters. That's only the tip of the iceberg.

There has been a lot of drama surrounding the cast of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" lately. Their money dealings have definitely been the subject of much scrutiny. Now add Kenya Moore to that list as her association with Saving Our Daughters is looking a little shady.

As reported by Radar Online, the non-profit recently lost their tax exempt status with the IRS. According to documents, Saving Our Daughters failed to file federal taxes since 2009, causing them to be penalized.

Additionally, further looks into the financial dealings of the charity show some questionable use of their money. CEO Curtis Benjamin has been accused of drawing a salary three times the amount of charitable donations made by the organization back in 2009.

The Saving Our Daughters website has issued a statement regarding the tax exempt status and does admit to the IRS penalty. They also claim to have reapplied for tax exempt status and that they expect the matter to be resolved sometime in 2014.

After the most recent "Real Housewives of Atlanta" episode aired, Benjamin claimed that money raised by Kenya Moore and featured on that episode was never given to Saving Our Daughters.

Kenya has since fired back, claiming that she did indeed hand over funds raised at the masquerade ball and additionally, she added a personal donation of her own. She provided receipts and proof of the donation to B. Scott.

The checks show on the site are questionable though. According to Kenya, she spent in the ballpark of $10,000 to put on the event. She made a personal donation of $500 to the charity and paid additional event expenses of $1000. There does not seem to be proof of any additional funds raised by the masquerade ball that were turned over to Saving Our Daughters.

What do you think of the Kenya Moore charity scandal? Do you think the ball just didn't turn a profit or is Kenya holding funds that were not meant for her?


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