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Gerard Butler Cancels Press Trip to Saudi Arabia Following Journalist's Disappearance

Gerard Butler Cancels Press Trip to Saudi Arabia Following Journalist's Disappearance

Gerard Butler has canceled his upcoming Hunter Killer press trip to Saudi Arabia.

The 48-year-old actor made the announcement during a news conference on Monday afternoon (October 15) at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

Gerard was scheduled to travel to the country and intended to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but changed his plans in light of journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s disappearance.

Jamal, self-exiled Saudi journalist who had been living in the U.S., was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2nd.

“It didn’t feel like a good time to be getting involved in that. It would have felt incredibly insensitive to go to Saudi Arabia,” Gerard said during the press conference.

Watch Gerard‘s entire announcement below…

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