An escort says she was hired by one foreign born A list celebrity for an hour.
Instead, she was confronted by a half dozen men and they wouldn’t let her leave until they all raped her and then didn’t pay her.
She went to the police.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Prince Charming: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Hollywood Ambitions
On a balmy Wednesday at the tony Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California, entertainment’s finest got their first taste of the industry’s new moneymen. Lobby placards in Arabic welcomed visitors to the General Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles. Outside, an oud player and platters of hummus and dates transported visitors to Riyadh — at least, a Hollywood remake of it.
The suits were out in force to court investment from the oil-rich Gulf nation, which is pouring money into Hollywood in a ploy to attract partners to its own nascent entertainment industry. The Saudi delegation, led by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, booked the entirety of the Four Seasons as part of a lavish three-week U.S. charm offensive. Los Angeles’ media moguls played host: Bin Salman, 32, reportedly dined at Rupert Murdoch’s Bel Air estate with five major studio heads (and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson).
Hollywood has a long history of taking dumb money from outside investors who underestimate the volatility of movie returns. Saudi Arabia is its latest target: Studios and small productions companies are now looking to the reforming Kingdom to help finance projects. Given that North American theatrical admissions dipped 6% in 2017, many more are banking on its population being a moviegoing goldmine.
“They’re the new Chinese,” said one insider, whose company is forging a deal with the Saudis. The ritzy mating dance is a reboot: In October 2016, Dalian Wanda Group chairman and billionaire Wang Jianlin cozied up to bigwigs at a similar gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His real estate conglomerate led China’s charge into Hollywood, which resulted in Chinese companies brokering deals with five of the six major studios and Wanda’s acquisition of co-financing and coproduction outfit, Legendary Entertainment, for an overblown $3.5 billion, including debt. In 2016, Chinese money in Hollywood totaled approximately $5 billion, but by 2017 that dwindled to some $500 million, as the Chinese government cracked down on foreign investments. – Source