One of Naomi Campbell’s key aides at her embattled fashion charity has dramatically quit, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
News of the departure of heiress Veronica Chou emerged just hours after the Charity Commission announced that it had launched a formal probe into possible ‘misconduct’ at Fashion For Relief.
The Mail on Sunday exposed troubling questions about the charity this year when official accounts showed that during a 15-month period it lavished more than £1.6 million on a glittering gala in Cannes, but gave just £5,000 to good causes.
Trustees: Veronica Chou helped to run Fashion For Relief with model Naomi Campbell. It is now being investigated
In a move deeply embarrassing to Ms Campbell, the Charity Commission said it would look into payments made by Fashion For Relief to its three trustees – the 51-year-old supermodel, London socialite and lawyer Bianka Hellmich and Ms Chou, the heiress to a £2 billion Hong Kong textile fortune.
In a statement last night, Fashion For