Dec 11, 2014 12:10 PM

Scott Rudin apologizes for insensitive Jolie, Obama remarks

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Scott Rudin, the high-powered producer at the center of the latest embarrassment stemming from the Sony hacking scandal, has apologized for remarks he made in leaked emails.

In the series of private emails obtained by Gawker and Buzzfeed this week, Rudin, corresponding with Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal, called "Unbroken" director Angelina Jolie a "spoiled brat" and made jokes about President Barack Obama's race and presumed taste in movies.

In a statement to trade website Deadline Rudin said that the private emails were written in haste and the content was intended to be in jest. He acknowledged that the statements were insensitive and thoughtless and offered regret and apologies to those he had offended.

Representatives for Rudin and Sony did not immediately respond to the AP's request for comment.


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