The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences swore to Variety that they were good for the $65,000 promised to Inglewood's Girl Scout Troop 5215 at this year's Oscars ceremony. Despite reports alleging they'd duped the children for a publicity stunt, a spokesperson from the Academy said they'd cough up the donation soon, likely afraid that the Girl Scouts would come break their legs otherwise.
Of course we have every intention of honoring our commitment to the Girl Scouts. They were such a highlight, and we were happy to have them.
This quote comes in response to TMZ's report that Latoya Edwards, a mother of one of the Girl Scouts, said the Academy had left them in the dark and not paid a dime of the $65,000 pledge. Ms. Edwards went on to claim that due to non-profit rules, Troop 5215 would only receive $1,000, with the rest of the donation going to the "Greater L.A. council."