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Gawker donates Crackstarter money to charity

In the wake of the scandal alleging that Mayor Rob Ford smoked crack, we've all been left with a host of unanswered questions. One of the most pressing, at least for those who donated to Gawker's crackstarter fund, was "What happened to my money?" Gawker raised a total of $201,199, and after PayPal and Indiegogo took their respective cuts, the number was cut down to $184,782.61. The video, however, was suddenly 'gone,' and Gawker was left trying to find another direction for the funds.

In the wake of certain overly salacious media coverage, many people spoke up and criticized journalists for being insensitive to the very real illness that is addiction. Gawker is doing something to bring awareness to addiction and mental health by splitting the money four ways between organizations helping Canadians deal with substance abuse. A total of $46,195.65 will go to each of the The Somali Canadian Association of Etobicoke, The South Riverdale Community Health Center, Unison Health and Community Services, and the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee.

Does this draw the crack scandal to a close — or do you think there's a tape out there that will eventually surface?


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