Susan Sarandon: The Government Tapped My Phone

By: CBS (Posted by Carissa Fox)
By: CBS (Posted by Carissa Fox)

(CBS News) Actress Susan Sarandon says her phone has been tapped by the government, and that she was recently denied security clearance to visit the White House but does not know why.

The actress made the comments during a Q&A session with filmmaker Michael Moore on Sunday at a Tribeca Film Festival event in New York.

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"I've gotten my [FBI] file twice," Sarandon said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I know my phone was tapped. If they're not surveilling you, then everyone else has cameras on phones." She added, "I was denied security clearance to go to the White House [next week], and I don't know why."

Moore, who's made films including "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Sicko" and "Capitalism: A Love Story," also chimed in: "I never think about it. It would unwind me. I assume everything I'm saying in an email or saying on the telephone is being looked at."

The filmmaker also suggested that the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal could spread from Britain to the United States.

"I'll make a prediction about something - I think the phone-hacking thing Murdoch is involved in ... is going to be investigated, and it will be found that it's been going on here too," he said. "I just have a gut feeling."

The Tribeca Film Festival continues through April 29.


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