Ramzan Kadyrov

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Hilary Swank Dumped By PR Team Over Birthday Party Controversy

Hilary Swank, this Chechen birthday party scandal came out of nowhere! Almost as surprising as, say, hearing Justin Bieber get busted for international espionage, Entertainment Weekly reports that the New Year’s Eve star got dropped by her PR team 42West after attending festivities honoring alleged human rights violator Ramzan Kadyrov earlier this month. This news is almost as shocking as when Hilary momentarily tried to have a rom-com career. Did anyone actually see P.S. I Love You? Anyone at all?

The company reportedly dumped Swank after the two parties disagreed on how to handle the fallout of the birthday scandal, which involved Hilary accepting money to speak at the leader’s shindig. The Academy Award-winner also reportedly fired her manager Jason Weinberg over the controversy, in addition to promising to donate her speaking fee to charity. Wow. Who knew that, when Hilary isn’t playing tough characters with extremely defined jawlines, she’s a seriously trouble starter. You might as well have told us Swank was involved in a steroid scandal or something. No, don’t tell us! We don’t want to know!

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Hilary Swank Apologizes For Going To That Chechen Leader’s Birthday Bash

It’s always so awkward when you go to the birthday party of someone you don’t know, and then you find out they are a Chechen leader accused of horrible human rights violations? Makes you wish you stayed home with good old Netflix Instant instead. Earlier today Hilary Swank apologized over Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s birthday concert, which the New Year’s Eve actress attended earlier this month. Controversial figure Kardyrov has been accused of a range of offenses from abduction to murder, in addition to making us never want to watch Million Dollar Baby ever again.

In addition to Swank, Kadyrov party was attended by Jean Claude Van Damme and a host of Russian celebrities. “I deeply regret attending this event,” Hilary, who reportedly did not know who the concert was for, said in a statement. “If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be, I would never have gone.” Unfortunately for her P.R. people, Hilary simply loves to party all the time. Party all the time. Party all the tiiiiiiiiime.