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Hilary Swank

Reportedly Axed By PR Team

Over Chechnya Debacle

11/4/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hilary Swank
Ya hang out with one blood-thirsty warlord ... and your whole life falls apart ... so seems to be the story with Hilary Swank.

The 2-time Oscar winner was dropped by her publicity team at the fancy 42West public relations company over a disagreement on how best to handle the mess caused by her appearance at a birthday party for Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov last month ... this according to EW.com.

As TMZ previously reported, Swank gave a big 'ol speech at the Oct. 5 event ... bragging about how she did her "research" about the president before she hit the stage that night. 

After the media pointed out that Kadyrov has been accused of participating in scores of bad things ... including the brutal murders of his political rivals ... she reportedly fired her manager and released a statement saying, "If I had a full understanding of what this event was apparently intended to be ... I would never have gone."




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Sandra     

Stupid, ignorant woman!! She even tried to blame others for her very bad judgement and that makes her look even worse!

994 days ago
17.

Kathy    

Oh whatever Hilary. Such a liar!

994 days ago
18.

love-truth-freedom    

I get that the guy is a really bad man... but all this is happening to her because she attended his party? Really? it doesn't add up to me.

994 days ago
19.

Celebrities Suck    

palease! Give them their money back and stop making up stories!

994 days ago
20.

justagirl    

This was a gross oversight on the part of Hillary and her PR team, however I don't not hold a negative opinion of her over just one bad faux pas. It was apparent she looked uncomfortable in certain parts as the "celebration" did seem alittle strange, but she carried her well and conducted herself like a professional who came across genuine with no ill-will intent of unknowingly supporting a questionable political figure.

994 days ago
21.

Newportpaco    

Sweetie, why do you think he had to pay you 1.5 million to go there? You didn't think that was a little strange.... Shame on you and excuses are pathetic and only making things worse. Dummy..

994 days ago
22.

deelzbub    

Hey Hillary,
So you went to some ********* birthday party. Who hasn't? Nobody out here in the real world gives a ****. Just get a new manager and start acting in some more decent movies.

994 days ago
23.

batterup    

Хилари, у нас есть для вас позиции в правительстве Чечни. Позвони мне. Рамзан.

994 days ago
24.

Willie'sNelson    

Tsk gal, what were you thinkin?

994 days ago
25.

FreeWill    

OK, she make a naive mistake but what about Danny Glover, Sean Penn and others that constantly share moments with know dictators like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, no one say a thing? At least she didn't know who the guy was but this other guys know what is happening in Cuba and Venezuela which is worse.

994 days ago
26.

Debbidy73    

Miss Swank fied her own PR people because of the mess she was in. Doesn't she have a mind of her own? She should be smart enough to think and talk for herself.....and she did. She needent blame her PR people for her own mistake. She could have said a resounding "NO."

994 days ago
27.

Jim in Cali    

This twit screwed up and instead of owning up to it and moving on she's firing people who probably had nothing to do with her showing up. Glad her PR team did the right thing and dropped her ass.

Can't respect this person anymore.

994 days ago
28.

Fantastic Four    

So why does even-bigger stars Seal and Heidi Klum get a pass for attending and even performing at the same birthday party for the same brutal Chechen president?

Oh that's right, TMZ doesn't smear Democrats.

994 days ago
29.

Newportpaco    

At least they are consistent and right or wrong they don't try to say they didn't know what they were doing, I also doubt they were paid to see them like our uninformed actress here. And while they are oppressive dictators they pale in comparison to what he has done. I understand hypocrisy but to say you didn't know while getting paid so much doesn't add up and shows her to be a shallow greedy human being. JMO...

994 days ago
30.

vickie    

OH HELL NO!!!

994 days ago
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