The Hollywood actor’s charity foundation and movie The Wolf of Wall Street allegedly received money stolen from the fund.
The actor is ready to give back all the money if the investigation reveals it came from people or organizations involved in corrupt practices, according to DiCaprio’s representative.
“Mr. DiCaprio is seeking to determine whether he or his charitable foundation (Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, LDF) had received any gifts or charitable donations directly or indirectly related to these parties, and if so, to return those gifts or donations as soon as possible,” the actor’s spokesman said as quoted by WSJ.com.
Starting from July, when US authorities raised the allegations, DiCaprio has been entirely supportive of all efforts to assure that justice is done in the matter, according to the spokesman.
“Mr. DiCaprio is grateful for the lead and instruction of the government on how to accomplish this,”he stressed.
In July, Hollywood production company Red Granite Pictures was charged with using $100 million allegedly diverted from the 1MDB fund to finance Martin Scorsese’s 2013 movie The Wolf of Wall Street, in which DiCaprio starred.