ENTERTAINMENT
03/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Heather Mills' Charitable Deceit: She Kept Half Her "Dancing" Money

Heather Mills likes to portray herself as the Queen of all charity giving. But according to Justice Bennett's decision in her divorce case, Mills has not been truthful about her largesse.

A year ago, when Mills appeared on "Dancing With the Stars," she made it very clear she was donating her entire fee to animal rights groups.

But according to Bennett, Mills received about $220,000 and gave a little less than half to VIVA USA. Bennett notes in his decision in paragraph 195 that he's seen the "Dancing" contract and that she donated L50,000 -- or $100,000 -- British sterling pounds to the group.

At the time, Mills said on the VIVA Web site: "The last few months have not been good for me as my life has been on hold. But I love dancing and want to support Viva! in this important campaign to expose the appalling cruelty to which millions of pigs are subjected on British farms. Taking part in this show satisfies both desires. The show itself might also provide a bit of fun and a few laughs -- things I've been missing for far too long."

She told countless interviewers -- in clips all over the Internet -- that she was donating her "Dancing" fee, leaving the impression that it was all of it, not just some of it.

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