Sony email hack reveals J Law is victim of gender pay gap
The latest emails hacked by a group called Guardians of Democracy from Sony Pictures have revealed that Jennifer Lawrence is a victim of the gender pay gap.
London: The latest emails hacked by a group called Guardians of Democracy from Sony Pictures have revealed that Jennifer Lawrence is a victim of the gender pay gap.
The emails showed that the 24-year-old actress was paid 7 percent of the profits, as opposed to the 9 percent her male co-stars Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper and director David O Russell received in 'American Hustle,' the Guardian reported.
The email dated 5 December 2013 sent by Andrew Gumpert, president of business affairs and administration for Columbia Pictures to Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment, reads "Got a steve warren/gretchen rush (Lawrence's legal representatives) call that it's unfair the male actors get 9 percent in the pool and jennifer is only at 7pts."
"You may recall Jennifer was at 5 (amy was and is at 7) and WE anted in 2 extra points for Jennifer to get her up to 7. If anyone needs to top jennifer up it's megan. BUT I think amy and Jennifer are tied so upping JL, ups AA." "AA" and "Amy" refer to the film's other female lead, Amy Adams; Megan is Megan Ellison, head of Annapurna Pictures, which financed the film with Columbia.
Gumpert added that the current talent deals are: O'Russell: 9percent; Cooper: 9percent; Bale: 9percent; [Jeremy] Renner: 9percent; Lawrence: 7percent; Adams: 7percent.
Pascal, who has been seriously embarrassed by the email leaks this week, replied that "there is truth here."
Moreover, a leaked spreadsheet from consultancy firm Deloitte revealed that in 2005, 85 out of the top 100 earners at Sony Pictures were men.