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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 02:19 AM

Fiona Apple donating two years worth of song's royalties to help pay migrants' legal fees

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Source: The Hill

Singer Fiona Apple has pledged to donate two years' worth of royalties she earns from her song “Criminal” to an organization helping detained migrants in the United States cover their legal fees in a bid “to help the WRONGLY criminalized get justice.”

“Something I love about being a songwriter is that I get paid for usage of a song I wrote years ago whenever a TV show or movie asks to use it,” Apple said in a post on Tumblr on Sunday. According to the “Paper Bag” singer, “Criminal” is her "most requested" track.


“In the past I have used my ‘Criminal’ money to help friends or family,” she wrote. “However, after months and months of reading the news about how my country is treating refugees, I’ve become gutted with frustration trying to figure out the best way to help."

“Of course you can donate money for the bare necessities, toothbrushes, blankets, tents, Pedialyte, etc., but after much searching I found the organization WhileTheyWait.org It seems to me that the best way I can help detainees is to contribute to payment of their legal fees,” Apple continued.


Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/451441-fiona-apple-donating-two-years-worth-of-her-songs-earnings-to?fbclid=IwAR2VfzKMesSZq7WimJR1ekUAcS6wBJ6A4V6glmEw-Qq-MTZMjhdCsIs9CHM

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:57 AM

1. Damn. I was wondering how these poor people could post bond. They might get some legal

representation. Others could join her. Good on her. L

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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 04:36 AM

2. Love Fiona Apple

Good music, and a big heart.

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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 09:09 AM

3. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

The opinions of celebrities are not important news of national interest.

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