Former Sony executive Amy Pascal took the chance to discuss the Sony hacking scandal when she appeared at the Women in the World Conference in San Francisco, Deadline reports. Talking to Tina Brown, Pascal addressed many of the problems she faced during the scandal, including the issue of security once the hacking had been discovered. Pascal claimed she asked on a number of occasions if the hackers had gained access to the personal email of executives before the first emails were released as part of the scandal.
Pascal also claimed that the culture she worked in within Hollywood meant the emails and their contents were viewed by many as just part and parcel of how she interacted with others within the entertainment industry. Producer Scott Rudin and Pascal faced the brunt of criticism for their email interactions, which appeared to highlight the sexist attitudes that still exist within top Hollywood studios. Amongst the topics covered was the problem of women in Hollywood being paid less than their male counterparts, Pascal responded by stating actresses like Jennifer Lawrence should not accept lower pay checks than males as they are as talented and marketable. Pascal concluded with the thought that being nice in Hollywood does not work and the way she and Rudin referred to others within showbiz was part and parcel of working in the industry said Fersen Lambranho