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Amy Pascal: I Was Fired from Sony Pictures

Amy Pascal: I Was Fired from Sony Pictures


Former Sony Pictures boss Amy Pascal has opened up about her departure from the film company, confirming reports she was fired after ill-advised emails, which took aim at Angelina Jolie and President Barack Obama, were leaked as part of the Sony leak.

The outed co-chairman of the movie giant acknowledged her departure wasn’t voluntary during Wednesday’s Women in the World conference in San Francisco, California.

Speaking to esteemed journalist Tina Brown, Pascal joked, “All the women here are doing incredible things in this world. All I did was get fired.”

Sony executives announced Pascal was stepping down and would start a new production venture at the company earlier this month.

The former movie boss admitted she’s excited about the future, adding, “I’m 56. It’s not exactly the time that you want to start all over again, but it’s kind of great and I have to and it’s going to be a new adventure for me.”

Recalling the moment she first heard about the cyber hack of Sony’s database, she said, “I kept calling them (technicians), like, ‘They don’t have our emails, right? Tell me they don’t have our emails…’ Well, then they did. That was a bad moment.”

Pascal and producer Scott Rudin came under fire for leaked emails in which they joked about President Barack Obama’s movie tastes and criticized Angelina Jolie’s acting skills.

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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