Kenya Moore may be the queen of throwing shade, but the reality TV star is insisting that she never ripped off the Saving Our Daughters charity that she threw a masquerade ball for on the latest episode of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
In case you missed it, Kenya held the ball in NeNe Leake’s honor after her former reality star friend starting giving her the cold shoulder.
In the confessional, Kenya admits that she is putting together the masquerade ball to “kill [NeNe] with kindness.” She also says that all proceeds from the date auction that happened during the ball would go to one of NeNe’s favorite charities, Saving Our Daughters.
Well, according to the Saving Our Daughters founder and CEO, Curtis Benjamin, the charity hasn’t received a dime from Kenya.
That’s when Kenya released photos of checks and text messages that appear to prove that she did make a hefty donation to the charity.
The text messages between Kenya and Curtis revealed that he even thanked the reality star for her donation.
“Hi Kenya – Thank you for your personal donation as well,” the text reads, suggesting that Kenya’s personal donation was made in addition to another sum that was also donated the charity – perhaps from the masquerade ball.
“We will email over your thank you receipt letter this week from our trustee board for your total donation. Again thank you,” the text says.
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“I have video proof more check copies and a contract too so pls do not come for me unless I send for you,” Kenya tweeted shortly after the charity accused her of not making any donation. “#dropsmicrophone #grabsbible2pray4u.”
The drama all started when a public statement was released from Saving Our Daughters following the airing of the masquerade ball episode.
The statement starts out by explaining that the charity was contacted about the event and they agreed, especially because they were told NeNe would be involved.
NeNe has been a long-time supporter of the charity.
Later, the statement reveals that people began dropping out of the event, but the charity was never notified of the changes.
Toward the end of the statement, Curtis makes the big accusation.
“In closing, Ms. Kenya Moore stated that thousands of dollars were raised at this event,” the statement read. “To protect the integrity of Saving Our Daughters, our records show that we did not receive any of the proceeds raised from Ms. Moore’s masquerade ball. However, we do appreciate the contribution we did receive of $500 for our annual Christmas doll drive for children with cancer.”
The charity has yet to respond to Kenya after she released the photos of checks and screenshots of her text messages with Curtis.