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Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador after sex in crisis zone scandal

Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador after sex in crisis zone scandal
From CBC - February 14, 2018

Actress Minnie Driver has resigned from her role as an Oxfam celebrity ambassador and corporate backers demanded accountability as the aid organization sought to address allegations that senior staff members working in crisis zones paid for sex among the desperate people the group was meant to serve.

The star of Good Will Huntingsaid she will no longer support the organization following its response to a sex abuse scandal in Haiti after its 2010 earthquake. Britain's top development official has savaged the leadership of Oxfam for its handling of the scandal.

Driver tweeted: "All I can tell you about this awful revelation about Oxfam is that I am devastated. Devastated for the women who were used by people sent there to help them, devastated by the response of an organisation that I have been raising awareness for since I was 9 years old."

All I can tell you about this awful revelation about Oxfam is that I am devastated.Devastated for the women who were used by people sent there to help them, devastated by the response of an organization that I have been raising awareness for since I was 9 years old #oxfamscandal

@driverminnie

Agreed.But, there are many other organizations with feet on the ground in developing countries,from big NGOs to grassroots.
No one has to stop helping because there has been terrible leadership in one area. To me,accountability ca not just be a trigger word,it has to be actionable https://t.co/3PMYCyXuS2

@driverminnie

The anti-poverty organization has been reeling since the Times of London reported last week that seven former Oxfam staff members who worked in Haiti faced misconduct allegations that included using prostitutes and downloading pornography.

Oxfam says it investigated, but the government and charity regulators have criticized its lack of transparency in its handling of the matter.

'What is clear is that the culture that allowed this to happen needs to change and it needs to change now.' - U.K. Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt

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