Jessica Alba makes donation as apology

June 20th, 2009 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS  

London, June 19 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jessica Alba has made a charity donation to apologise for putting up shark conservation posters in Oklahoma, Japan and vandalising public space there.
The “Sincity” star who was criticised recently when photographs emerged of her posing in front of buildings covered in giant images of sharks has written a cheque for the United Way of Central Oklahoma charity, reports

“We’re very pleased she made a contribution. The money will go toward various good works around Oklahoma City,” said Erin Brewer from the community organisation.

Photographs of the 28-year-old actress smiling and holding a pot of glue in front of a defaced bridge, electricity box and advertising billboards appeared online last week.

A billboard advertising United Way was also vandalised.

It is unknown exactly how much the star has donated, but it is believed to be around $9,000.

The posters are believed to have been distributed by White Mike, a group aiming to raise awareness about the conservation and protection of great white sharks.

Earlier this week, police confirmed Jessica will not face charges of vandalism because property owners have accepted her apology.

She said sorry for becoming involved in the incident and called her behaviour “spontaneous and ill-advised”.

She added: “I sincerely apologise to the citizens of Oklahoma City and to the United Way for my involvement in this incident.”

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