Amy Pascal: It's "Ludicrous" to Judge Sony on a "Few Random Emails"

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The studio exec spoke to the 'New York Times' about the Sony hack appearing to back up the notion that sexism is as rampant as ever in Hollywood

Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal is speaking out about her leaked emails seeming to reflect an industry-wide bias against women. 

Interviewed by the New York Times, she said it is "ludicrous" to judge an "entire corporation" on "a few random emails, in fact, taken out of context."

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Earlier this month, an email chain between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin was leaked by hackers to the press that contained insults about Angelina Jolie and Annpurna founder Megan Ellison. Meanwhile, leaked Sony documents appear to show that Jennifer Lawrence and Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella earned less than their male counterparts. 

"[Sony] is committed to making movies about women," Pascal said. "I don't know if any other studio can say that." She cited projects including director Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own, Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters reboot, currently in development.

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That said, Pascal conceded that sexism is pervasive in the industry: "There is a systemic problem in Hollywood, of course."

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