Harvey Weinstein revealed that Kristen Stewart raised a whopping $500,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief this week while promoting his film ’12.12.12′ at the Toronto Film Festival. How she raised the money is even more shocking. According to Business Insider, Weinstein brokered a deal with this unnamed prince that brought in $500,000 in cash when Stewart agreed to just sit with the guy for 15 minutes at Madison Square Garden.
Supposedly, there wasn’t much negotiation either. According to Weinstein’s account, the prince proposed a figure that he countered at with $500k and then James Dolan (the chairman of Madison Square Garden) “locked it up”. Next thing he knew, the money was delivered in cash.
Absolutely amazing story – it’s great for the Relief Effort, but we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t a tad on the crazy side. First and foremost, a Middle Eastern Prince just throwing around $500,000 for a 15 minute sit down is crazy. Secondly, I can’t think of anyone I’d want to sit down and chat with on this planet that I would spend over $1,000 for just 15 minutes. There are no other reports about the sit down, but if we find anything we will certainly disclose the info.