Christian rock star Bono, the frontman of the popular Irish rock band U2, voiced his outrage last weekend as allegations of abuse, sexual coercion and bullying surrounding the global anti-poverty charity he co-founded.
Bono told the Daily Mail on Saturday that he was “furious” to hear about the recent allegations of sexual coercion and bullying that were committed by employees of the ONE Campaign office in Johannesburg, South Africa.
ONE is an advocacy organization that seeks to end poverty and preventable diseases all over the world, especially Africa, that has over 9 million members.
“We are all deeply sorry. I hate bullying, can’t stand it,” Bono told the Daily Mail. “The poorest people in the poorest places being bullied by their circumstance is the reason we set up ONE.”
“So to discover last November that there were serious and multiple allegations of bullying in our office in Johannesburg left me and the ONE board reeling and furious,” Bono continued.
Bono, who co-founded the organization in 2004, also assured that “I need to take some responsibility for that.”
Bono’s statement comes as the Daily Mail reported that former ONE employees have filed a legal case against the organization as they seek compensation for being “subjected to a ‘toxic’ culture of bullying and abuse.”
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Source: Christian Post