Sony Pictures co-Chairman Amy Pascal apologizes over hacked emails containing jokes about U.S. President Barack Obama. Paul Chapman reports.
The ripples from the hacking attack on Sony Pictures computer network are spreading. In the latest twist Co-Chairman Amy Pascal has apologised for insensitive jokes about President Barack Obama. Remarks on what movies Obama might like, mentioning ones with African American themes or stars, were made in emails exchanged with producer Scott Rubin, according to the BuzzFeed website. Pascal's acknowledged the existence of the messages but hasn't confirmed any details. She said in a statement the emails were insensitive and inappropriate. Rudin's also apologised, saying they were written in haste and intended as a joke. Sony Pictures was the target of a massive cyber attack on November 24th by as yet unidentified hackers who've released large amounts of internal company data and emails.