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Dorchester Collection Facing Boycott for Owner’s Support of Stoning Gays

Excerpt from WWD.com

Apr 27, 2014 5:00 pm

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Dorchester Collection, the parent company of such fashion-friendly haunts as Le Meurice, The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Dorchester in London, responded Thursday to a proposed boycott by designers such as Peter Som and Decades owner Cameron Silver.

The latter spread the word about “a peaceful protest at The Beverly Hills Hotel planned for Saturday” via Twitter. Some have taken issue with the company’s ties to the Sultan of Brunei and his support of new antigay laws.

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