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Hilary Swank regrets going to a war criminal’s birthday

Hilary Swank regrets going to a war criminal’s birthday
October 14, 2011 JEREMY FEIST
Hilary Swank

Let’s say you’re walking around, minding your own business when someone comes up to you and says “Hey, want to come to a complete stranger’s birthday? You don’t know him. Probably shouldn’t Google him either.” Would you at least Google him so you know if there’s some sort of catch to the whole thing? Like, say, if he were an alleged torturer, kidnapper and murderer? Then congratulations, you’re smarter than Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank. The Huffington Post reports:

Hollywood celebrity Hilary Swank said she “deeply regrets” visiting a concert held on the birthday of the Kremlin-backed Chechen leader, who is accused of torture, abductions and killings by human rights groups. The two-time Oscar winner said that she was unaware of the disappearances, house torchings and extra-judicial killings reportedly orchestrated by Ramzan Kadyrov in the southern Russian republic. “I deeply regret attending this event,” Swank said in a written message to The Associated Press on Thursday. “If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be, I would never have gone.”

Now that the jig is up, Swank is going to be donating all the money she got for appearing at the festivities. Maybe next time she’ll do a bit more research before attending shady events held by people who have allegations of human rights abuses against them!

Hilary Swank