Friday, April 6, 2012

The other day I wrote how Tucker Max and his publicist, Ryan Holiday, were trying to gain publicity following a failed attempt to donate $500,000 to Planned Parenthood.  A bunch of websites subsequently debated whether Tucker Max was a misogynist. Maybe he is.  Maybe he isn't.

What matters is that I thought the $500,000 amount was bogus from the start.  I'm not naturally a cynical guy, but this is Tucker Max.  Also, his publicist has previously been caught lying about extravagant money deals.

Since then, Max and Holiday both made updates in which they addressed where the charity donations ultimately went.

In an update for his Forbes article, Holiday wrote:  "Ultimately donations were made to a handful of other charities instead."

Tucker Max posted a rant on his website about the whole deal.  Halfway through, in parentheses, he wrote:  "anyway, I found charities who were happy to take it."  So, neither of them specifies how much money was eventually donated, or where it was donated to.