FILE-- This Sept. 5, 2014 file photo shows, Kevin Hart at Hartbeat Weekend Events - All Star Comedy Show at Chelsea Theatre at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Hart says the Sony cyber-attack will not have lasting consequences on him or the entertainment industry. While promoting his Sony comedy â€œThe Wedding Ringerâ€ Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, Hart summed up the attack as â€œa bump in their road,â€ adding â€œit's not that serious to me. That's their deal.â€ (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP, File)
LOS ANGELES — In a story Jan. 5 about Kevin Hart's view of the Sony hacking scandal, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sony CEO Michael Lynton made a disparaging remark about Hart in a leaked email. In fact, the remark was made by Clint Culpepper, president of Sony's Screen Gems unit.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Kevin Hart on Sony cyber-hack: 'It's not that serious to me'
Kevin Hart predicts no long term consequences from Sony cyber-attack
By NICOLE EVATT
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Hart says the Sony cyberattack will not have lasting consequences on him or the entertainment industry.
The actor-comedian, who was mentioned in a disparaging way in leaked emails, says "things happen" in business, but "it has nothing to do with the entertainers."
While promoting his Sony comedy "The Wedding Ringer" Monday, Hart summed up the attack as "a bump in their road," adding "it's not that serious to me. That's their deal."
In one email, Clint Culpepper, president of Sony's Screen Gems unit, called Hart a "whore" for asking for compensation for tweets.
In a separate exchange, producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal riffed about President Obama liking films with black casts, including Hart.
"Ringer," starring Hart as a best man for hire, opens Jan. 16.