The co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement Patrisse Cullors has resigned amid the ongoing controversy and speculation that continues to surround her name recently.
Local media outlets revealed that the decision came on Thursday where Cullors made the public announcement regarding how she would be stepping down as the executive director amid harsh criticism and remarks regarding her uberly lavish lifestyle.
37-year-old Cullors has been at the forefront of the BLM global network foundation for about 6 years so far. However, now she reveals that the time has come to call it quits and focus on more important things like writing a book as well as a series of television deals too.
Cullors also explained how her decision comes into effect as of now with Friday being her last day with the Black Lives Matter Foundation.
“I have worked really hard to create the infrastructure as well as support and important bones needed to make this foundation so that now I can leave satisfied,” Cullors revealed. “Now, however, the time is right to part ways,” she added.
But the resignation is a matter of sheer concern for many as it comes at a time when the group’s financial results are being scrutinized with plenty of audits being at the center of attention. The questions were raised when details about Cullors personal wealth hit the headlines with a bang including her massive buying spree in the world of real estate.
Here is where she snagged about 4 high-end mansions that cost nearly $3.2 million in the US, as stated by the latest property records that were reported last month.
But Cullors denies all such rumors, mentioning how departure had been a long time coming and was in the works long before the controversies surrounding her name arose.
Instead, she referred to them as ‘right-wing attacks’ that attempted to discredit her morals and character. “I just don’t operate with what right wings think about me,” she exclaimed.