Director John McTiernan sentenced to jail

Director John McTiernan (Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October) was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his participation in a wiretapping scandal. McTiernan had initially pleaded guilty in July to giving false statements to investigators about his involvement with Anthony Pellicano, a Hollywood private investigator now serving 15 years for racketeering, conspiracy and wiretapping. Federal prosecutors maintained that McTiernan hired Pellicano to investigate producer Charles Roven (The Dark Knight). According to Variety, U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer also assessed a $100,000 fine against the director, who was released on bond appending an appeal. His attorney, Oliver Diaz, called the prosecution “overzealous.”

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  • Stacie

    Bummer, man. I like his movies. Too bad he sounds CRAZY.

  • RyRyNYC

    You misspelled McTiernan in the third sentence… an extra “a” at the end of the name, must be a typo… but are there no editors in place to double check before posting?

    • oh no

      Is your day ruined now?

      • Uh oh

        Yours isn’t, because you got to slam someone anonymously on the internet. Tell your friends! This will be as good as it ever gets for you.

      • Wottadoosh

        Pot, the kettle needs to talk to you.

      • Voodoo

        @ Wottadoosh That’s so gay. Unless you are. Then, my humble apologies.

    • rebecca

      maybe they wanted to give him a spanish sounding name. you know how you can add an O’ to make it more Irish sounding, well this is just their version of the making a name more spanish!

  • jameshowlett

    so, I’ll have to wait even longer for Medicine Man 2?

  • maria penas

    I think its long over-due that celebrities pay there dues! Wire tapping and stalking seem to go both ways in hollywood. Reporters, citizens are held accountable so should A-list directors and actors.

  • phil

    too bad he didn’t have lindsay lohen’s lawyer..he would be out in 14 days

  • S.O.

    Let’s hope when he gets out, he’ll be in the directors chair someday soon. His talent cannot be missed (Predator, Die Hard, Hunt For Red October, Die Hard w/ a Vengeance, 13th Warrior).

  • luckyfreeman69

    Anybody that wiretaps or uses video cameras on another person without thier written consent should go to prison for a lot of years. Anybody caught with illegally obtained pictures or videos even recordings without the person whom is on the films should serve 15 years in prison…They should be considdered armed and dangerous

  • luckyfreeman69

    This violates the 4th amendment and the 5th amendment of a citizens constitutional rights I believe also the freedom of speach, and the privacy laws…

  • luckyfreeman69

    He has violated all the privacy laws and the freedom of speach laws and also the victims 4th and 5th amendments of the constitution I hope he gets 15 years, maybe it should happen to his children or family

    • Roger

      You’re absolutely right…he has done such a horrible horrible thing…he should get 15 years…he probably just should have committed murder and got off in 5. Why would anyone eavesdrop on his children or family?

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