By Shane McGinley www.arabianbusiness.com
A Dubai charity auction guest who paid $55,000 to meet Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson will now miss out on the prize after the star’s very public rift with Oxfam saw her resign as an ambassador for the aid agency, Arabian Business has confirmed.
The unnamed bidder paid out the sum for the chance to walk the red carpet and meet the glamourous 29-year-old actress at the after party for the US premiere of her forthcoming movie Captain American 2, which will be released next month.
A spokesperson for Oxfam, the charity which helped organise the annual ‘One Night to Change Lives’ gala fundraiser in association with UAE-based philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares, confirmed the meet and greet was not going to happen as a result of the charity’s very public split with the actress.
Johansson, who had been an Oxfam Global Ambassador since 2007, said at the time: “I’m thrilled to offer this fantastic prize for the auction. I hope it raises as much money as possible for Oxfam and Dubai Cares to help in their work fighting poverty around the world.” More info