FBI reports are false, says Madonna

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2011, 15:45 PM IST

New York: Pop superstar Madonna has rubbished reports that charities chaired by her are under investigation by FBI for tax evasion.

The `Queen of Pop` went on the offensive after widely published reports that `Success for Kids` and `Raising Malawi` are being probed for "several irregularities and suspicious activity", reported New York Post online.

"In recent days a number of wild and totally false rumors about Madonna`s philanthropy, spread by bloggers and tabloids, have begun appearing on the Internet. As we have said previously, Raising Malawi is currently undergoing a series of positive changes in an effort to serve more children. Neither Madonna nor Raising Malawi is being investigated by the FBI or the IRS," the 52-year-old`s representative Liz Rosenberg said a statement.

The reports came a week after it emerged that Madonna had to scrap plans to build a school in Malawi due to financial mismanagement by her charity, `Raising Malawi`.

The star abandoned the project because USD 3.5, meant to build a school for girls, had been frittered away by members on club memberships and cars.

PTI