Whoops! Leonardo DiCaprio Forced To Return Oscar Award
Leonardo DiCaprio is a disappointed man at the moment.
It's no news that DiCaprio had to wait five years to nab his first Academy award after multiple nominations, and now he'll have to hand the gold statuette back. Luckily for us all, it's not the one he won for his role in the award-winning, 'The Revenant'.
Confused? We'll explain.
So a while back, a certain Jho Low who is currently entangled in a criminal investigation, gifted Leonardo DiCaprio the Best Actor Oscar that Marlon Brando won for his role in 1954’s 'On the Waterfront.'
Low and others, like Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak, allegedly used billions of dollars from an investment fund run by the Malaysian government to purchase several extravagant gifts including the Oscar which was gifted to DiCaprio for his work in the hit movie 'The Wolf of Wallstreet'.
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However Dicaprio, upon hearing of the government’s civil action against certain parties involved in the making of 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', reached out to the Department of Justice.
It was at this point he offered to return the Oscar upon discovering that the gift was obtained by alleged fraudulent funds.
Although all of this happened over a year ago, the detail resurfaced Tuesday, December 11th via a New York Times story about Jho Low.
DiCaprio isn't the only celeb whose had to return gifts received from Low, supermodel, Miranda Kerr also has to give back a grand piano which the Malaysian investor gifted her.
Meanwhile, DiCaprio's returned Oscar now sits in a United States federal warehouse in Texas.