WikiLeaks posts more documents from Sony Pictures hacking


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The Sony Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's showroom in Tokyo on Oct. 30, 2013 The Sony Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's showroom in Tokyo on Oct. 30, 2013


WikiLeaks added a new set of records to its online database of documents stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment and made public by hackers.
The new information includes “legal entanglements including an investigation for bribery,” WikiLeaks said in a Twitter post on Thursday. The organization, led by Julian Assange, is known for making unauthorized documents public. In April, it created a searchable, permanent library for Sony records that were stolen and originally posted by hackers in 2014.
The latest additions by WikiLeaks total more than 276,000 documents, it said. It adds to the more than 200,000 items already published. The documents include a list of legal settlements, including a $300,000 payment in March 2014 to a former Sony vice president at the studio’s 3D technology center, who said she was discriminated against because of her sex and her race. The list didn’t say whether Sony admitted liability.
The former employee, Michelle Leigh, “was a victim of sex stereotyping by an out of control senior vice-president,” according to a letter sent to the company by her lawyer, Renuka Jain, in November 2013.
Jain declined to comment. Leigh didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A Sony spokesman, Robert Lawson, declined to comment.
Previous Sony documents have shown that the company’s entertainment unit investigated its Indian operations for possible legal violations including bidding fraud and kickbacks.
The cyberattack on the film studio last November also provided details on the U.S. investigation into how Hollywood studios get movies distributed in China, the world’s No. 2 film market, and whether bribery laws were violated, the Wall Street Journal reported in January.

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