Susan Sarandon Claims Government Tapped Her Phone

by | April 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM | Celebrity

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Susan Sarandon claims she is under surveillance by the government and was recently denied security clearance to visit the White House.

The Oscar-winning actress, famous forĀ  roles in movies such as Thelma & Louise and Dead Man Walking, made these comments during a Q&A session at a Tribeca Film Festival event with filmmaker Michael Moore.

“I’ve gotten my [FBI] file twice,” Sarandon said, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.”I know my phone was tapped. If they’re not surveilling you, then everyone else has cameras on phones.” She added, “I was denied security clearance to go to the White House [next week], and I don’t know why.”

Moore, the maker of films including “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story,” explained: “I assume everything I’m saying in an email or saying on the telephone is being looked at.”

Moore also commented about the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. The filmmaker believes it could spread from Britain to the United States.

“I’ll make a prediction about something – I think the phone-hacking thing Murdoch is involved in … is going to be investigated, and it will be found that it’s been going on here too,” he said. “I just have a gut feeling.”

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