Apologetic Connect Summit Organizer Claims She Refunded The Single Ticket Sold After Pricey Philanthropy Forum Falsely Claimed George & Amal Clooney, Charlize Theron, Others Would Keynote – Update

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Apologetic Connect Summit Organizer Claims She Refunded The Single Ticket Sold After Pricey Philanthropy Forum Falsely Claimed George & Amal Clooney, Charlize Theron, Others Would Keynote – Update
Fourth Update: Finally heard back from Stephanie Lapensee, organizer of the Connect Summit slated for June 23-24 that used a group of stars to sell a high priced virtual forum on philanthropy and watched it blow up in her face yesterday after Deadline revealed what appears to be a ruse and numerous others picked it up. She emailed me, asking I run a statement, and said there would be no further dialogue. I asked her how she can call it a “miscommunication” in using the names of stars, when it was confirmed to me that George and Amal Clooney, but also Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, and Steph and Aisha Curry not only hadn’t agreed to be keynote speakers, they were not even aware of this event. Yet their names were used to sell tickets that were asking up to $1,799. I also
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