Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Another Evil Money Launderer

Emma Watson Exposed

Sagacity, Care, and Prudence: the Benefits of Blind Offshore Trusts

Emma Watson denied avoiding tax after becoming the latest high-profile name listed in the Panama Papers offshore data leak.  The actress, currently taking a break from acting to campaign for feminism, is listed as a beneficiary of a company based in the British Virgin Islands.

But Watson said the account was set up for the sole purpose of "protecting her anonymity and safety".  A spokesman for the 26-year-old Harry Potter star said: "Emma receives absolutely no tax or monetary advantages from this offshore company whatsoever, only privacy."

Her account came to light after data collated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) was published online for the first time.  [Note: the data was hacked--that is, stolen.  But when "evil capitalists and money launderers are the target, all's fair--apparently.  Who quibbles about such details--that greater good and all that.  Ed.]

More than 200,000 offshore account details from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, are now available.

"UK companies are required to publicly publish details of their shareholders and therefore do not give her the necessary anonymity required to protect her personal safety, which has been jeopardised in the past owing to such information being publicly available," Watson's spokesman said.  "Offshore companies do not publish these shareholder details."

Other famous names listed in the papers include the Duchess of York, The X Factor's Simon Cowell and Paul Burrell, the former butler to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.  [NZ Herald]
We note that Emma Watson is a wealthy woman; therefore she belongs to the exploitative classes who oppress the poor.  The capital allegedly owned by Watson means that less money is available to the poor.  In the mind of the Left, to attack Watson is not only a moral thing to do.  It is a civic duty.

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