Atlanta Journal-Constitution requires the disclaimer of & # 39; Richard Jewell & # 39

Atlanta Journal-Constitution requires the disclaimer of & # 39; Richard Jewell & # 39

An Atlanta newspaper has demanded that the studio behind Clint Eastwood's new movie "Richard Jewell" issue a statement saying they used dramatic license when portraying a reporter sleeping with a source to break a story, a report said Monday.

Kevin Riley, the current editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is disputing the film's depiction of the newspaper's reporting and decision-making processes, especially the portrayal of reporter Kathy Scruggs, who the movie implies traded sex with an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent for a tip on the story. They also want the disclaimer prominently featured in the film, which hits theaters Friday. "Such a portrayal makes it appear that the AJC sexually exploited its staff and/or that it facilitated or condoned offering sexual gratification to sources in exchange for stories". "It's unlucky and the final word irony that The Atlanta Journal-Structure, having been part of the frenzy to judgment of Richard Jewell, is now making an attempt to malign our filmmakers and solid", it stated.

Director Clint Eastwood attending the November 20, 2019 premiere of his film "Richard Jewell" in Hollywood, California. "That is entirely false and malicious, and it is extremely defamatory and damaging", the letter states.

Wilde's take was that it's unfair for a female character to be singled out for doing a morally questionable thing when male characters in the same movie aren't given the same scrutiny, but the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (where the real-life Scruggs was employed) had objections that went beyond how audiences feel about the character. "'Richard Jewell' focuses on the real victim, seeks to tell his story, confirm his innocence and restore his name".

It's not how the AJC operates, said Kevin Riley, the paper's top editor, to the Daily Beast after Warner Brothers dismissed the paper's claims as "baseless". "And I'm getting closer and closer and its Warner Bros. and its smoke and I got nearly up there and I thought, the whole studio's burning down, maybe I'll go in and see if I can retrieve something", Clint explains.

Additionally, the spokesperson pointed out that a disclaimer will be visible at the end of the film, as is standard for fact-based stories, reading: "The film is based on actual historical events". It requests they issued a public statement acknowledging characters and events were dramatized.

In response to the movie's pending release, the newspaper published a story in late November defending Scruggs' character. "There's a complexity to Kathy, as there is to all of us, and I really admired her". "It is especially alarming to see it happening in Hollywood".

Richard Jewell has been earning positive reviews from its time on the festival circuit and now boasts an 83% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of its debut in theaters nationwide on December 13. I have nothing but respect for Kathy Scruggs, she's no longer with us, so I feel a certain amount of responsibility to protect her legacy and tell people: 'Back off.

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