Amy Adams Reportedly Faced 'Abuse' By Director of 'American Hustle'

amy adamsThere are upsetting new emails leaked from Sony regarding American Hustle director David O. Russell and star Amy Adams. We won't get into the fact that Adams was paid less (she was and that's a whole other issue), but she faced abuse from Russell. WikiLeaks published emails that are going to make you really mad. And it was also revealed how angry Adams' co-star Christian Bale got when he witnessed her being mistreated.

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Director David O. Russell's behavior was discussed in an email to Sony Entertainment CEO and chair Michael Lynton from his brother-in-law journalist Jonathan Alter. Alter wrote about Russell:

I know he's brilliant but we have someone on our show who worked closely with him on 'American Hustle' and not only are the stories about him reforming himself total b---shit but the new stories of his abuse and lunatic behavior are extreme even by Hollywood standards.

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George Clooney worked with Russell on the movie Three Kings and had such a bad experience, he said he would never work with the man again. It sounds like Amy wasn't treated well at all. Alter also wrote of Russell:

He grabbed one guy by the collar, cursed out people repeatedly in front of others and so abused Amy Adams that Christian Bale got in his face and told him to stop acting like an a---hole.

Disgusting.

It's nice to know that Bale stood up for her. I can't imagine how demoralizing that must have felt.

The whole leaked emails issue makes me upset. I do believe that emails should be private and they are personal. But I hope that something positive comes out of all of this -- maybe people will change their ways, think twice, and treat people better. We can hope.

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