• STX Entertainment CEO Robert Simonds Withdraws From Saudi Conference Amid Khashoggi Disappearance

    11 days ago - By The Wrap

    Film producer and STX Entertainment CEO Robert Simonds has decided not to attend the Saudi Arabian Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, following the disappearance and presumed death of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    A spokesperson for STX said Simonds would no longer be attending.
    Simonds is the most recent media executive to back out of the conference, following Thursday's mass exodus that included Viacom CEO Bob Bakish and LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong and a number of media outlets.
    Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of crown prince...
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  • Steven Mnuchin Still Plans to Attend Saudi Conference Despite Journalist's Disappearance

    11 days ago - By The Wrap

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he's still “planning on going” to a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia this month, despite growing public outcry surrounding the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
    “We are concerned about what is the status of Mr. Khashoggi,” Mnuchin told CNBC. “Although I haven't had direct conversation with the Saudis, I know other people within the executive branch have, and those discussions are underway. I am planning on going at this point. If more information comes out and changes, we could look at that, but I am...
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