The author of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and his wife have pledged $1 million to Planned Parenthood, the latest in the couple’s history of donations to the organization, according to a Tuesday report by BuzzFeed News.
Daniel Handler, whose pen name is Lemony Snicket, and his wife and illustrator Lisa Brown, have previously donated to the organization, which he detailed in a column in 2007 for The New York Times.
Brown reiterated the couple’s history of donating to Planned Parenthood in a statement to BuzzFeed.
“My husband and I have supported Planned Parenthood for years, for obvious reasons: it’s a great organization that has provided top quality health care for countless women and families in our lives,” Brown told BuzzFeed, according to its report. “This year, Planned Parenthood has gone through a series of unfortunate events, and it felt right to make our support more public and more dramatic.”
Handler made headlines when he made a racist joke about a black novelist at an awards ceremony in 2014 and donated to an organization that promotes diversity in literature.
He had said that he was surprised to hear that the author was “allergic to watermelon.”
Handler tweeted Monday about the donation to Planned Parenthood:
— Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) September 28, 2015
It elicited a response from Planned Parenthood:
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) September 28, 2015
This post has been updated.