A co-founder of Black Lives Matter recently spent tens of thousands of dollars to renovate her $1.4 million Los Angeles home, according to a New York Post report. The repairs reportedly include building a new plunge pool and backyard sauna.
Patrisse Cullors, 39, a former leader of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, also added a children’s play area outside the 2,580-square-foot, three bedroom-three bathroom home in the Topanga Canyon neighborhood, the report noted.
The Topanga Canyon property with two houses on one-quarter acre is just one of three homes Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.
The BLM co-founder began her buying spree in LA in 2016, a few years after the civil rights movement she started with fellow activists Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi gained international attention. The group reportedly received more than $90 million in donations.
Cullors insisted her “retirement” from the group that she had led for six years, in May 2021, was not related to controversy surrounding her spending greater than $3.2 million to acquire four properties.
The backyard renovations follow a $35,000 fence Cullors installed around the property last year, the Post reported.
Cullors called reports about her properties and spending “right-wing bullying,” claiming she purchased her holdings with money derived from book and speaking deals.
The activist signed “a multi-platform” deal with Warner Bros. Television Group in October 2020. Cullors was contracted to help produce content for “black voices who have been historically marginalized,” she said in a statement. Her compensation for her contributions was not released.
Her 2018 memoir, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” became a best-selling book that netted the socialist activist an undisclosed sum.
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