Madonna Looking Into ‘legal Options’ Following Malawi School Failure

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March 27, 2011 | 9:45am EST

Madonna has instructed her lawyers to consider taking legal action over her failed girls school in Malawi.
The pop superstar had planned to build a $15 million education facility in the village of Chinkhota, close to the capital Lilongwe, through her Raising Malawi charity.

She announced earlier this week that the project has been abandoned amid allegations of financial mismanagement and the dismissal of the foundation’s board of directors.

Representatives at Madonna’s Kabbalah Center have slammed former Raising Malawi Executive Director Philippe van den Bossche, who quit in October, saying, “Philippe’s level of mismanagement and lack of oversight was extreme… and the lack of success of the players on the ground is in large part a result of his inability to effectively manage project plans, people and finances.”

Now Madonna’s lawyers are looking into filing a possible lawsuit against those involved in the failure of the school.

A spokesperson tells the New York Post’s Page Six, “Raising Malawi is examining its legal options.”

Madonna has poured millions into Malawi through her charity in recent years and her two youngest children, David and Mercy, were adopted from the nation.

Locals have slammed the star following the school announcement, accusing her of duping them into giving up their land for the scrapped project.

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