I don’t know, but I’d like to find out!
Interns who’ve been financially dismissed tell me that they often have to sign a paper promising to pay back their account since they’ve falled behind on their “donations.” In some cases, I’m told that Teen Mania even threatens them with sending their account to a collections officer.
That sure doesn’t sound like a “donation” to me!
We all know that Teen Mania claims that intern donations go into the “general fund” and are therefore tax-deductible, yet they also keep track of each intern’s account balance.
So which is it? A general fund or an individual intern’s account?
Inquiring minds want to know.
If you have documentation (emails, letters) showing any of the above (your individual account balance, donations owed, etc)please send them to me at recoveringalumni at hotmail.com and I will meet with an attorney to discuss the legality of these financial dealings. Then we’ll know once and for all!
And so will Teen Mania.