NEW YORK (AP) â€” Leonardo DiCaprio has donated to humanitarian organizations supporting Ukraine, though an earlier widely circulated report was inaccurate.
In recent days, reports have circulated online that DiCaprio donated $10 million to an organization to benefit Ukraine, which those reports said was his grandmotherâ€™s native country.
Neither the donation nor DiCaprioâ€™s heritage was accurate, a person close to the actor said on the condition of anonymity because they werenâ€™t authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
DiCaprio met with Vladimir Putin in 2010 for a St. Petersburg conference on the endangered Siberian tiger. An outspoken environmental advocate, DiCaprio is a messenger for peace for the UNHCR.