Clint Eastwood, cast of 'Richard Jewell’ on real-life hero of 1996 Olympics bombing

Eastwood, the director of the new film “Richard Jewell,” and Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser discussed the FBI and media scrutiny the real-life Jewell faced following the Atlanta bombing.
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Transcript for Clint Eastwood, cast of 'Richard Jewell’ on real-life hero of 1996 Olympics bombing
Think you've been quoted as saying that he was never prosecuted. But in many ways Richard Jewell was persecuted. Yeah in what ways do you think that persecution. Unfold. Just seemed like everybody one jump on them that way that it needed a fall guy and they Richard Wright's two. It's so it is. The other thing and excuse me for being emotional that is biggest thing back in Atlanta and having known Bobby for awhile. Is that literary quality. That enable him to find that well. They turned against. Tiffany. That's the tragedy. And it just. I can imagine. What that's like. There have been so many hundreds of people killed. If he hadn't said guys and they were push it in and saying oh come on Richard get. And advocate and they're making fun of him and everything and everything else. His vigilance was turned against him at a idol and star edges to get it tourniquet. Yeah.

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