Susan Sarandon: 'I Am Victim Of Government Surveillance'
Actress and left-wing political activist Susan Sarandon, 65, revealed at the Tribeca Film Festival that she has been the target of government surveillance, including phone tapping.
"We know we're under surveillance," said Sarandon, who was speaking at a Q&A with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore (Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11) at the festival. "I've had my phone tapped," she revealed, reports the Daily Mail. "I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don't know why," Sarandon said.
In addition, the Oscar-winning Sarandon claimed that she discovered she was a target by twice viewing a file held on her through the Freedom of Information Act, according to the Daily Beast.
For his part, Moore had no proof that he's been spied on, but says that he would not be surprised if "somebody, somewhere" had made him the object of surveillance. "As it should be," he joked. What's more, he doesn't expect to hear the end of this anytime soon.
"I'll make a prediction about something," Moore said. "I think the phone hacking thing [Rupert] Murdoch is involved in is going to be investigated, and it will be found that it's been going on here too," he said, indicating that FOX News might be one violator. "I just have a gut feeling."