Actor Gerard Butler says he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the Khashoggi disappearance - taking a stronger stance than the US government

Posted On: Oct 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Actor Gerard Butler says he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the Khashoggi disappearance - taking a stronger stance than the US government

Actor Gerard Butler said Monday that he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey.
Butler joins a number of business leaders who have in recent days pulled out of an upcoming conference in the country.
Despite growing backlash against Saudi leadership, the Trump administration has not distanced itself from Riyadh.
During visit to the Pentagon on Monday to promote an upcoming movie, Gerard Butler told reporters he canceled a trip to Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get documents needed for his wedding and hasn't been seen since.
"When I woke up in the morning before we were supposed to go to Saudi Arabia, we were informed of what was happening, and it just didn't feel like a good time to be getting involved with that," Butler told reporters .
"It would've felt incredibly insensitive to go to Saudi Arabia, even though I felt very badly for the... Saudi film company,...

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