Wyclef Accused of Misappropriating Haiti Funds for Mistress
The alleged mistress, Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus, was paid $105,000 as an independent contractor, working on the charity in 2008.
“She worked for Wyclef on all Wyclef matters,” a source, told website Gawker. “She did whatever Wyclef needed that day, whether it was related to Yele or not. She would do things like book flights, and she wasn’t very good at it. It’s a shame that she made that much money.”
Though she reportedly acted as ‘Clef’s personal assistant, Khatou-Chevassus’ salary was more than three times what Yele’s program director received, and the two were said to be romantically involved. “Everyone knows they were in a relationship,” another source said. “A dozen people, including me, saw and knew. It wasn’t a secret.” The multi-platinum rapper is married, and was recently found possessing naked pictures of his manager on his cellphone.
Wyclef has been accused of misappropriating funds in the past, allegedly paying $410,000 to his own companies, and spending $250,000 on advertising with a Haitian television station that he co-owns. He is also said to have charged his foundation $100,000 to perform at his own charity event.
Wyclef has yet to make a statement regarding the accusations.