One Of Mitch Albom's Charities Sues Over Control of Haitian Orphanage
Media star Mitch Albom and one of his charities are in a legal battle over who has the rights to own and operate an orphanage in Haiti, the Detroit News reports.
Operators of the Caring and Sharing Mission in Port Au Prince are suing Albom and his A Hole in the Roof Foundation in Oakland County Circuit Court.
They allege the Detroit Free Press columnist committed fraud and misrepresented his "intent of taking over the title and real estate ownership interest of the plaintiffs," according to a complaint filed Tuesday in Oakland Circuit Court.
The lawsuit comes a little more than two months after the foundation requested a temporary restraining order against the operators of the orphanage.
The request alleges that the operators failed to uphold parts of the contract, threatening the well-being of "30 to 40 children and young adults" who rely on the facility.