Studio head, producer apologize for hacked emails on Jolie, Obama

//Studio head, producer apologize for hacked emails on Jolie, Obama

Studio head, producer apologize for hacked emails on Jolie, Obama

By | 2014-12-12T07:13:02+00:00 December 12th, 2014|Entertainment|0 Comments

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie and her highly anticipated “Unbroken” might have been shut out at the Golden Globe nominations, but she was still in the Hollywood spotlight Thursday.

The latest in a series of leaked e-mails in the Sony hacking scandal calls the actress and director a “spoiled brat.”

Scott Rudin, the high-powered producer who made the “spoiled brat” comment, in addition to an e-mail exchange with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal about President Barack Obama’s presumed taste in movies, apologized Thursday, as did Pascal.

“I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive — and not funny at all. To anybody I’ve offended, I’m profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologize for any injury they might have caused,” Rudin said in a statement to industry website Deadline that was also sent to The Associated Press.

In a statement released by Sony, Pascal called her comments “insensitive and inappropriate” and “not an accurate reflection of who I am.”

She said that although the e-mails were “stolen,” she accepted “full responsibility for what I wrote and apologize to everyone who was offended.”

Controversy swelled Tuesday in the long-playing Sony scandal when hacked e-mail exchanges obtained by the website Gawker gave the public an unfiltered glimpse into the way Hollywood often does business: down and dirty, with scant mincing of words.

The correspondence in question was primarily between Rudin, an Oscar-winning producer known for “No Country for Old Men,” and Pascal, who has held the position since 2006. The two have a decades-long friendship.

“She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all,” wrote Rudin of Jolie in an exchange about a potential “Cleopatra” project.

In another, as reported by Buzzfeed, Rudin and Pascal also riffed about what she should talk to Obama about at an upcoming fundraiser. “Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?” Pascal asked, referring to Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained.”

Representatives for Jolie did not immediately respond to the AP’s request for comment, nor did the White House.