In an interview with the AP this week, Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors admitted that she used the group’s $6 million property to host personal parties, igniting further suspicions of BLM leaders misusing funds for personal gain.
“Recent disclosures that the foundation had paid $6 million for a Los Angeles compound in 2020 unleashed a torrent of criticism and social media chatter. The property in Studio City — including a home with six bedrooms and bathrooms, a swimming pool, a soundstage and office space — is meant to be both a meeting venue and a campus for Black artists.”
Cullors admitted to using the 6-bedroom home twice for personal use, acknowledging that it “probably wasn’t the best idea.” One of those events took place in January 2021, when she chose to host an inauguration party celebrating the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, along with roughly 15 people, “including BLM Los Angeles chapter members and other prominent movement supporters,” according to the AP.
Two months later, Cullors threw her son a birthday party at the BLM property, but she told the outlet “she intended to pay a rental fee to the foundation.”
“I look back at that and think, that probably wasn’t the best idea,” she said. Probably not.