George Clooney Failed To Get Hollywood To Stand Up Against The Sony Hackers

George Clooney

In a recent interview with George Clooney on Hollywood news site Deadline, he revealed the facts about "why he failed to get Hollywood to stand up against the Sony hackers."

George Clooney said to Deadline " Sony didn't pull the movie because they were scared; they pulled the movie because all the theaters said they were not going to run it. And they said they were not going to run it because they talked to their lawyers and those lawyers said if somebody dies in one of these, then you’re going to be responsible."

Clooney sent a petition against the hackers and their demands, but "nobody signed the letter".

A part of the interview with George Clooney From Deadline:

DEADLINE: You said you won’t name names, but how many people were asked and refused to sign? 

CLOONEY: It was a fairly large number. Having put together telethons where you have to get all the networks on board to do the telethon at the same time, the truth is once you get one or two, then everybody gets on board. It is a natural progression. So here, you get the first couple of people to sign it and … well, nobody wanted to be the first to sign on. Now, this isn’t finger-pointing on that. This is just where we are right now, how scared this industry has been made. Quite honestly, this would happen in any industry. I don’t know what the answer is, but what happened here is part of a much larger deal. A huge deal. And people are still talking about dumb emails. Understand what is going on right now, because the world just changed on your watch, and you weren’t even paying attention.

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