Wyclef Jean
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In the days after the earthquake, Wyclef has defended his charity, Yele Haiti, against accusations that he has personally profited from the foundation. It was also found that the organization had not paid taxes every year.

Wyclef says his organization was put under more scrutiny in the days following the earthquake. "The attack on me, it basically came because once we started our movement, no one was focused on Yele until they noticed that we [were] raising $1 million dollars a day after the earthquake," he says. "What that did was it rose a lot of eyebrows."

Wyclef admits mistakes were made. "I think definitely when you're starting a business, it's important to have the right people around you. When you're starting a foundation, it's even more important," he says. "I think that it was poorly ran, and I think that we have learned from our mistakes."

Wyclef strongly denies using any money raised by Yele Haiti for personal means. "I have never in any form taken payment for myself," he says. "As a matter of fact, when I was starting my charity, I put my first million dollars in."

Despite the recent setbacks, Wyclef sees a bright future for Yele Haiti. "Moving forward, I think we're going to be stronger than ever," he says.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from Haiti
FROM: Just Back From Haiti: Wyclef Jean's Devastating Eyewitness Account
Published on January 20, 2010

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