Amy Pascal — who was co-chairman of Sony Pictures during the infamous hack — was herself the victim of identity theft in a scheme that involved trying to lure celebrities to a private location for sex.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Pascal contacted a private investigator on October 24, 2017 because she believed someone was trying to steal her identity (and her airline miles).
Pascal told the P.I. that someone was contacting associates of hers via telephone or from an email address that looked like hers. She claims the callers, a male and a female, “attempted to obtain personal information while pretending to be Pascal or one of her assistants.”
“The callers, both male and female, have tried to lure numerous celebrities into meeting Pascal at various places for the purpose of having sex with Pascal,” the investigator told police. “The callers have also told the actors that if they want a role, they have to meet with Amy Pascal to have sex with her.”
The investigator told police the callers gave locations of several hotels, but used the address of a home where one of the suspects once lived.
One of the people who received one of these emails tells The Blast they were easily able to ascertain the email was not authentic.
Pascal’s investigators compiled evidence and turned it over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
A search warrant was executed at a home on November 2 and several laptop computers, thumb drives and financial records were seized.
The female suspect was charged with two counts of identity theft. She pled not guilty and the case is ongoing.
A rep for Pascal tells The Blast, “We can confirm that Amy Pascal, as well as several other individuals, are the victims of an ongoing identity theft ring. This is a criminal investigation, involving the District Attorney, that is happening in real time, and we will have no further comment.”