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.READ MORE: New York City Jewish Community Paying Very Close Attention To Installation Of New Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
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.READ MORE: Erik Chimborazo Hit With Multiple Charges Following 2-Car Crash That Killed Lyft Driver In Maspeth, Queens
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.Ned Beatty, Legendary Character Actor Known For 'Deliverance,' 'Network,' Dead At Age 83
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