SEAL charity refuses donations generated by bin Laden book
The Navy SEAL who co-authored a controversial first-person account of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden promised to donate most of his earnings to charity. But at least one nonprofit wants nothing to do with it.
In a statement released this afternoon, the Navy SEAL Foundation said it would not accept any donations generated by the memoir, "No Easy Day." The book quickly climbed to the top of bestseller lists after it hit shelves Tuesday.
In a statement posted on its website, the Navy SEAL Foundation said it "is committed to providing immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. With this principled mission in mind, the Foundation will not be accepting any donations that are generated from the book or any related activities."
The Pentagon has threatened legal action against former SEAL Matt Bissonnette, who penned the book under the pseudonym Mark Owen. A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday he believes the book contains classified information and that it's release was "a material breach of nondisclosure agreements."