Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Academy Award-winning actor and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio has backed out of hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at his Los Angeles home.

DiCaprio cited a change in production scheduling for the documentary Before the Flood, which he is producing, as reason for ditching the fundraiser.

He asked movie star pals Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake to host the $33,400-per guest luncheon at the couple’s home in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday, Page Six reported.

The Justice Department recently filed a complaint against DiCaprio and his eponymous foundation for the actor allegedly playing a part in an embezzlement case that took $3 million from 1MDB, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. The complaint does not target DiCaprio but raises questions about transparency and accountability with his foundation.