April 24, 2012 04:59:55 GMT
Speaking to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore at the Tribeca Film Festival, the 'Cloud Atlas' actress also claims to have been denied clearance to visit the White House.
Susan Sarandon has gone candid about the possibility of her being watched by U.S. government. The Sylvia Moore of "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" made the claim that the government's been tapping her phone this past Sunday, April 22 at a Tribeca Film Festival event in New York.
When asked by an audience member about being spied upon during a Q&A session with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, the 65-year-old replied, "I've gotten my [FBI] file twice. I know my phone was tapped." She added as quoted by the Los Angeles Times, "If they're not surveilling you, then everyone else has cameras on phones."
The former longtime partner of Tim Robbins didn't stop there. She went on to reveal that she's also banned from the White House. "I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don't know why," she said, before jokingly asked back to the audience member, "Do you know why?"
Moore himself admitted, "I never think about it. It would unwind me. I assume everything I'm saying in an email or saying on the telephone is being looked at." The "Capitalism: A Love Story" director went on to "make a prediction" that the phone-hacking scandal could spread from Britain to the United States. He said, "It's going to be discovered that it's been going on here."