Excerpted from Politico: The Beverly Hills Hotel, besieged by celebrity protests and City Council action over its owners’ decision to institute new laws against women and homosexuals in Brunei, has tapped a former Clinton aide to run damage control, POLITICO has learned.
Mark Fabiani, who became infamous for his aggressive, rapid-response strategy during the Clinton administration, was hired this week to oversee crisis management. His business partner Chris Lehane, another former Clinton aide, is not involved with the project.
Both Fabiani and Lehane declined to comment.
The Beverly Hills Hotel has been the target of high-profile protests by members of its celebrity clientele ever since its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, imposed regulations based on Islamic law penalizing homosexuality and adultery. Punishment for such acts can be as severe as death by stoning.