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Chronicle of Philanthopy: Grant Maker Paid Bristol Palin $262,000 for Abstinence Advocacy
April 6, 2011- A corporate philanthropy that hired Bristol Palin to urge teenagers to abstain from sex paid her $262,000 in 2009, according to the Associated Press.
Bristol Palin, the daughter of Sarah Palin, who ran for vice president in 2008, was paid more than seven times the amount the Candie’s Foundation gave to its other efforts to combat teenage pregnancy, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes, citing tax documents posted online by liberal blog ThinkProgress.
The foundation, which was created by the Candie’s clothing company, also paid $165,000 to create a commercial in which Ms. Palin talks about abstinence with The Situation, co-star of the reality show “Jersey Shore.” The charity retained Ms. Palin, now 20, as a “teen ambassador” in 2009 after she gave birth out of wedlock to her son, Tripp.
None of the articles contained any responses from the Candie’s Foundation.