Affleck’s Family Owned Slaves and 6 Other Embarrassing Things We Learned From The Sony Leaks

The hacking of Sony this year by supposed North Korean sympathizers has been well documented – or so we thought. Earlier this week Wikileaks published over 20,000 pages of previously unseen documents stolen in the hack. They provided a convenient search tool so we could go through them without leaving the office or killing any trees.

Here’s the 10 most interesting things we learned:

(1.) The new Sony Xperia 4 looks like this and should be released this fall

(2.) Amy Pascal, former co-chairman, spent $66,350 for a two day trip to Washington. She jetted in for the premiere of David Ayer‘s “Fury,” starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf. The tab included private jet travel, car services and a suite at the swanky St. Regis hotel.

(3.) Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t as green as he purports to be. The mega star took six private jet flights in just six weeks last year, spending more than $200,000 on private travel between LA and New York in such a short period of time. Perhaps he should consult his own website,, to reduce his carbon footprint.

(4.) Harvey Weinstein is probably a bad guy. Sony accuses him of reneging on a 5 film distribution deal after only 3 films. Seems like a character fit with his latest allegations.

(5.) Angelina Jolie is a “Rampaging Spoiled Brat Living in Crazytown”. Another senior executive responded “Please kill me. Immediately.” when informed he could be working with the actress.

(6.) Snapchat is paying ex-Apple exec and iOS product head Scott Forstall 0.11% of the company to be an advisor. That’s a cool $15 million according the company’s last valuation.

(7.) PBS violated its reporting ethics rules and did not disclose Ben Affleck’s forefathers owned slaves. It’s unclear whether it was his great grandfather, a civil war mystic or his 6th great grandfather who was a revolutionary. The star aggressively sought to suppress the information and PBS finally acquiesced despite this being a clear violation of their ethical guidelines. An investigation has now commenced at the public broadcaster.

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