Emma Watson was named in the Panama Papers. Finally a reason to give a damn.
For most of us, the Panama Papers have only confirmed what we already know. Job creators are not creating jobs but instead hiding their millions and billions in offshore bank accounts.
Today we finally have a reason to give a crap. Actress Emma Watson has been named as one of the people in the report.
The papers are now available as a searchable database, and Watson’s name shows up as the owner of a British Virgin Islands company called “Falling Leaves Ltd.”
Her spokesperson said she’d set up the offshore account for “privacy.”
“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,” the spokesperson told The Independent.
“Offshore companies do not publish these shareholder details. Emma receives absolutely no tax or monetary advantages from this offshore company whatsoever—only privacy.”
According to The Times, Watson used the anonymous holding company to purchase a £2.8 million ($4 million) home in London.
I wonder what other actors and actresses will show up in the Panama Papers.