Report: Hilary Swank’s PR Team Drops Her Following Chechnya Disaster

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First Hilary Swank fired her manager. Now she's getting sacked by her publicity firm. TMZ reports the Oscar winner -- under fire for a paid appearance at Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov's birthday party -- was cut loose by the PR company 42West over a disagreement about how to handle all the negative press.

Last month Swank made the massive mistake of attending the tribute to Kadyrov, who has long history of brutality and violence against his own people. Amid the ensuing media firestorm, she axed her longtime manager, Jason Weinberg, and issued a statement of regret, saying she planned to donate her six-figure fee for her B-day shoutout to charity.

A 42 West rep did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

In the meantime, here's video footage of Swank's weird cameo:

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