Hilary Swank 'Deeply Regret' Attending Accused Torturer's Party


Hilary Swank


The actress is the first among the celebrities who were invited to Chenchen Republic president Ramzan Kadyrov's 35th birthday party.

Hilary Swank has expressed her regret of partying with accused torturer. The "Million Dollar Baby" star was among celebrities who attended Chenchen Republic president Ramzan Kadyrov's 35th birthday party on October 5 in Grozny, Chechnya.

Swank was slammed for taking part in the celebration because Human Rights Foundation has listed Kadyrov as someone "accused of using torture, causing disappearances, and authorizing extrajudicial executions" since taking office in 2007.

The actress wished the leader a "Happy Birthday" on-stage and said that she Swank admired his "passion to make peace and to make something beautiful".

Swank claimed she was unaware of Kadyrov's alleged connection to human rights violations. "I deeply regret attending this event," she wrote a statement to the Associated Press. "If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be, I would never have gone."

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Vanessa Mae also attended the birthday party but they have yet to comment. Van Damme was heard as saying, "I love you, Mr. Kadyrov" at the party.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Sylvester Stallone May Star in More Marvel Films After 'GOTG 2'
  2. Kim Kardashian's 'Jealous' of Kourtney's Hot Beach Body
  3. 'The Voice' Live Top 12 Eliminations: Who Is the First to Get Sent Home?
  4. Scott Gimple Teases Rick's Death in 'The Walking Dead' Season 8
  5. Inside Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's Plan to Get More Money From 'The Voice'
  6. 'KUWTK': Lisa Rinna's Family to Replace the Kardashians
  7. Is Gigi Hadid Taking Her Diet Too Far? Her Extreme Weight Loss Raises Concern
  8. 'The Walking Dead': The First Two New Characters in Season 8 Revealed
  9. 'The Flash' 3.20 Promo: Savitar Will Be Unmasked in 'I Know Who You Are'
  10. Find Out Why Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Bans Kanye West From Mexican Trip

CELEBS PHOTO