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Actress Susan Sarandon Says Government Is Tapping Her Phone

Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon speak at Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon speak at Tribeca Talks Directors Series during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Is the federal government spying on Susan Sarandon?

Yes, according to the Oscar-winning actress. Sarandon, 65, recently made that claim during a panel discussion with filmmaker Michael Moore at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Sarandon said she realized her phone was tapped after requesting her FBI file under the “Freedom of Information Act.”

The anti-war activist, best known for her roles in “Thelma & Louise” and “Dead Man Walking” — the role which won her an Academy Award — also said she was denied a security clearance to visit the White House last week and didn’t know why.

Moore who directed the controversial 2004 documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” made a similar claim about government spying. Moore told the panel he felt he was the target of a “disinformation campaign” that may have been organized by the federal government, according to published reports.

Both Moore and Sarandon lent their support to Occupy Wall Street protesters and visited Zuccotti Park in September.

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