For the first time in his long Hollywood career, Leo is about to go through a scandal. There are some rumblings right now about donations to his charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The Department of Justice has filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. In that complaint is word that LDF and by extension Leo may be part of an embezzlement scheme. Inside Philanthropy says that the way the charity is classified makes it even more difficult to get a read on this. "It's difficult to characterize the giving of the DiCaprio Foundation because its status as part of the CCF makes it impossible to look at its finances," Which is why Leo may weather a very big scandal, and quite possibly be charged with a Federal crime.
Leo may have to face a judge or Grand Jury and answer some difficult questions. The answers to the questions could lead to some very unhappy times for the Oscar winning actor. The Hollywood Reporter says: "Among the questions asked: Who pays for the LDF's six-member staff (the CCF is not allowed to cover the expense) as well as underwrites the events and other operating costs? What's the total overhead, and how much of the money raised goes into operations versus charitable grants?" One wrong answer and the bubble of scandal free nirvana that Leo has enjoyed goes away and he will be plagued with this for the rest of career, if he has one left.
Which leads us back to the Hillary fundraiser. Ever since she announced that she was running for President, she has been plagued with scandal after scandal. Including her an former President Bill Clinton's charity, The Clinton Foundation's finances. Blind Gossip says that by ditching Leo, the conversation gets changed from their shared issues. Hillary is hoping "...that sensitive talking point would be avoided and the media would cover it as a regular fundraiser." Though given that four sites: THR, Inside Philanthropy, Blind Gossip, and Lainey Gossip are talking about this the conversation hasn't been changed yet.