“Yesterday’s article in New York Magazine is a despicable abuse of a platform that’s intended to provide truthful information to the public,” Cullors said in a statement Tuesday on her Instagram page. “Journalism is supposed to mitigate harm and inform our communities.”
Cullors then took aim at the New York Magazine investigative journalist Sean Kevin Campbell, the black man who broke the story, accusing him of pushing a “racist and sexist” attack against the BLM movement by reporting about what her group did with its $90 million charitable windfall from 2020.
“That a reputable publication would allow a reporter, with a proven and very public bias against me and other Black leaders, to write a piece filled with misinformation, innuendo and incendiary opinions, is disheartening and unacceptable,” Cullors said.
While BLM Global Network Foundation was under Cullors’s control in October 2020, the charity provided donor funds to Dyane Pascall, who has close business ties to Cullors, to purchase a $6 million mansion in cash in the majority-white Los Angeles neighborhood of Studio City.