Angelina Jolie and Sony's Amy Pascal come face to face
THIS is the awkward moment when Angelina Jolie came face to face with Amy Pascal - just two days after an email rant about the actress was leaked to the international press.
An email thread between Sony Pictures co-chairperson Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin revealed Rudin calling Jolie, among other things, a "minimally talented spoiled brat".
So it is perhaps of little surprise that the UN ambassador looked blankly, if not in a steely fashion, at Pascal, who appeared to be attempting to embrace her, when they met during The Hollywood Reporter 's Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast.
Yesterday Pascal issued an apology for the content of a different set of messages exchanged with Rudin, which allegedly included "insensitive" jokes about President Barack Obama, suggesting that he would prefer movies featuring African-Americans themes or actors.
In a statement on Thursday, Pascal acknowledged the existence of the emails but did not confirm any details.
"The content of my emails to Scott were insensitive and inappropriate but are not an accurate reflection of who I am," Pascal said in a statement.
"Although this was a private communication that was stolen, I accept full responsibility for what I wrote and apologise to everyone who was offended," she said.
Rudin also apologised for his conduct. In a statement released to Deadline he said: "Private emails between friends and colleagues written in haste and without much thought or sensitivity, even when the content of them is meant to be in jest, can result in offense where none was intended.
"I made a series of remarks that were meant only to be funny, but in the cold light of day, they are in fact thoughtless and insensitive - and not funny at all. To anybody I've offended, I'm profoundly and deeply sorry, and I regret and apologise for any injury they might have caused."
Sony was the target of a massive cyber attack that became public on 24 November by unidentified hackers who released a trove of internal company data and emails. Sony has acknowledged that a large amount of data was stolen but has declined to confirm specific documents.