Susan Sarandon Accuses Government Of Phone-tapping

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April 24, 2012 | 4:06am EST

Actress and political activist Susan Sarandon believes government officials tapped her phones.
The Thelma & Louise star became convinced she was under surveillance after seeing a file obtained through Freedom of Information requests and fears this was the reason she was denied a security clearance for a recent visit to The White House.
Sarandon made the revelation during a question and answer session at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Sunday, telling the audience, “We’re under surveillance. I’ve had my phone tapped. I was denied a security clearance to go to the White House and I don’t know why.”
The actress has been a supporter of human right campaigns and liberal causes for over three decades, and was a vocal opponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
She also addressed protesters during the Occupy Wall Street campaign earlier this year.