Shady? Susan Sarandon and Her Activism Manager Discuss 'Secret' Funding Deal with Middle Eastern Oil Tycoon
More celebrities and Hollywood dealmakers caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests"
HOLLYWOOD, CA -- June 5, 2014 - In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas exposes more of the darker side of how Hollywood funds its anti-fracking propaganda.
New York Times Bestselling Author and investigative filmmaker, James O'Keefe, released the second part of "Exposé: Hollywood's War on U.S. Energy."
The much-anticipated sequel includes a cameo appearance from Oscar-winning actress and outspoken activist Susan Sarandon, and features Chris Talbott, a 20-year member of Sarandon's team and a Documentary Fellow of the Sundance Film Program.
In the video, three undercover video journalists posing as "Muhammed" (the Middle Eastern oil baron), "Brandon," and "Steven" (the advertising executives) meet with Sarandon. Sarandon refers "Muhammed" to Chris Talbott, her Activism Manager and one of the producers of her Oscar-winning film "Dead Man Walking."
With the introduction made by Sarandon, the video journalists posing as "Muhammed" and "Steven" meet with Talbott a week later. The meeting was caught on tape. Talbott confirms to "Muhammed" that he "told Susan we were meeting today" and that he "speaks with Susan or her assistant every day."
Once again, similar to the investigative report of Academy Awards Governor Ed Begley Jr., Actress Mariel Hemingway, and Environmental Filmmaker Josh Tickell, the offer is made for millions of funding for an environmental documentary aimed at ending domestic natural gas production in the US.
Once again, "Muhammed" seemingly finds a willing recipient of the money -- even after clearly stating that his goal is to use environmentalist propaganda to undermine fracking and destroy American energy independence. The stated motive: Profit for his family's oil empire.
Project Veritas founder and president, James O'Keefe, stated Wednesday:
"This latest investigation proves that the Tickell-Begley-Hemingway deal-making was not an isolated incident. The Hollywood environmentalist left is willing to take money from explicitly anti-American interests to fund their movies. The American people deserve to know the truth about how movies are made and the lengths Hollywood will go to undermine American energy independence and national security."
O'Keefe noted: "Of course, the best film franchises are usually trilogies."
Video: Hollywood celebrities caught on hidden camera accepting money from "Middle Eastern oil interests" Part II
Full un-edited raw video, exclusive release by Project Veritas
Susan Sarandon Complete Un-edited Raw Footage
Chris Talbott Complete Un-edited Raw Footage
Josh Fox Phone Call Complete Un-edited Footage