Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has canceled a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton due to a scheduling conflict, but the event will go on.
"Leonardo DiCaprio was scheduled to host a fundraiser with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday at his home in L.A.," a source told People magazine. "Unfortunately, Leo is stuck in New York until Wednesday to finish his current project."
The event, which was set to cost $33,400 per guest, will now be held the same day at the nearby home of actor/pop star Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel.
It will also feature appearances by actors Tobey Maguire, "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun, among other Hollywood types.
DiCaprio's decision to back out of the fundraiser comes after the actor was named (referred to in a complaint as "Hollywood Actor 1") in a Department of Justice probe over a $3 billion Malaysian embezzlement scheme.
Red Granite Pictures, the production company behind the DiCaprio-starring "The Wolf of Wall Street," was allegedly backed by Malaysian wealth fund 1MDB, which just received an asset-seizure complaint from the Justice Department. The actor's nonprofit charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, allegedly took gifts from Red Granite Pictures and the 1MDB-related Jho Low.
A representative for DiCaprio did not return a Washington Examiner request for comment. But Shawn Sachs, his publicist, told the Hollywood Reporter that any connection between the scandal and his decision to drop out of the Clinton fundraiser is "is completely false. It's not at all true."
"If we could have had the event at his home, we would have loved to," Sachs said. "He was gracious enough to find us a new host. We hope to do something with him in the future."
Sachs, like People's source, said DiCaprio is dropping out of the event because of a work-related scheduling conflict. DiCaprio is not filming any movies as an actor, though he is getting ready to screen his climate change documentary "The Turning Point" at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.