‘Artistic license’: Atlanta newspaper blasts Clint Eastwood for claiming its reporter traded sex for tips

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution demanded that Clint Eastwood and Warner Bros. add a disclaimer to their movie noting that it includes a dramatized portrayal of a journalist for the newspaper who trades sex for tips.

“We hereby demand that you immediately issue a statement publicly acknowledging that some events were imagined for dramatic purposes and artistic license and dramatization were used in the film’s portrayal of events and characters,” the Monday letter said. “We further demand that you add a prominent disclaimer to the film to that effect.”

The movie, Richard Jewell, is set to be released Friday and depicts journalist Kathy Scruggs having
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