Sony hack: Execs make racist jokes about Obama; A-listers slam those publishing leaks
LOS ANGELES – It’s a plot that keeps thickening. More incriminating personal information was leaked Wednesday following the unprecedented Sony Pictures hack, this time in the form of emails between top producers and executives belittling a number of major stars and projects, and even making racist jokes about President Barack Obama.
In one email exchange, Sony co-chairperson Amy Pascal – a prominent Democratic party donor and Obama supporter – asked movie producer Scott Rudin ahead of a fundraiser what she should ask the President “at this stupid Jeffrey (Katzenberg) breakfast,” to which Rudin quipped “would he like to finance some movies.”
“I doubt it. Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Pascal responded, Rudin then retorted: “12 Years.”
It goes on.
“Or the butler, or think like a man?” Pascal continued, to which Rudin wrote: “Ride-along. I bet he likes Kevin Hart.”
Hart was also called a “whore” by another executive in another leaked exchange for requesting more money.
In other exchanges between Pascal and Rudin, Angelina Jolie was called a “spoiled brat,” and unflattering comments were made about everyone from Tom Cruise, David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, and Adam Sandler.
Because of the leaks, Sony executives are no longer corresponding via email but through text messages in an effort to avoid further information exposure, a well placed studio source told FOX411. It is being internally suggested that the studio may now have to pay its top-tier talent three times what they would have otherwise paid as “damage control” to lure them back.
“Never say anything about someone that you wouldn’t say to their face.” – my Mom.