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BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL-SULTAN
Hollywood, others respond to Sultan of Brunei's views with Beverly Hills Hotel boycott
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, May 5, 2014 4:17 PM EDT
Hollywood is responding to harsh new laws in Brunei by boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund says it won't hold its annual Night Before the Oscar party at the hotel as it has for many years.
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has praised his country's new Islamic Shariah criminal law. He owns the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Others boycotting the hotel include Richard Branson and the Feminist Majority Foundation, which moved its annual Global Women's Rights Awards on Monday to the nearby Hammer Museum.