Sony hires David Boies - the one-time antitrust lawyer in Bill Clinton's administration
The Sony Pictures hack has rightly been called one of the worst hacking scandals in recent times, being so intense that it literally brought the company’s operations to a standstill. But Sony is ready to fight back and get a strong footing on the ground and in this quest, it has hired one of the country’s top attorneys so that the media would stop giving out embarrassing leaks from the hacking. For this purpose, Sony has hired David Boies – the one-time antitrust lawyer in the administration of President Bill Clinton.
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Boies has been clearly warning the media outlets that the documents which have been revealed as a result of the hack are actually stolen information. In his letter, he writes, “We are writing to ensure that you are aware that (Sony) does not consent to your possession, review copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading or making any use of stolen information, and to request your cooperation in destroying the stolen information.”
The lawayer is also famous for representing Vice President Al Gore in the fracas following the 2000 election recount in Florida and Sony made the right move by hiring him after the leaked documents has left the executives of Sony embarrassed. These incidents have also forced Sony Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal to issue an apology statement. The leaked emails had caused enough embarrassment to her and other company executives after they showed how superproducer Scott Rudin and Pascal had been making racist jokes about President Obama’s presumed taste in movies about slaves, and Rudin called Angelina Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”
It is being said that North Korea is apparently behind these hacking attacks but the officials at the company have denied having any link to this.
The next James Bond flick, “Spectre” might also have been leaked since the hackers managed to get hold of the script of the upcoming movie and the co-owners of the Bond brand, EON productions and MGM Studios have already stated clearly that they will take al the necessary steps to ensure that their rights are protected.