Thursday, January 9, 2014

REVEALED: Major Hollywood-CIA Connection

Radar Online reports:

Hollywood double agents might want to watch their backs.

In an utterly unprecedented move, 34-year CIA employee John Rizzo is breaking the organization’s code of silence to expose the government organization’s darkest secrets for the very first time.

Chief among his bombshell revelations is the suggestion that Hollywood and Washington are much closer than anyone has previously thought: exchanging money, information — and in one staggering case — a request for $50,000 of cocaine!

In his new book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA, whistleblower Rizzo, who served as the acting general counsel for the entire CIA, admits, “the CIA has long had a special relationship with the entertainment industry, devoting considerable attention to fostering relationships with Hollywood movers and shakers: studio executives, producers, directors and big-name actors.”

“There are officers assigned to this account full-time,” he reveals, adding many Hollywood denizens offer up information to their country — at a price.

Movie industry vets are “receptive to helping the CIA in any way they can,” Rizzo claims, “probably in equal parts because they are sincerely patriotic and because it gives them a taste of real-life intrigue and excitement.”

On the other hand, for the government, “their power and international celebrity can be valuable,” Rizzo explains. “It gives them entrĂ©e to people and places abroad. Heads of state want to meet and get cozy with them.”

“But things can get complicated,” he admits.

In one instance, Rizzo claims, the agency was approached blindly by “a major film star at the time” who “somehow knew that another big star’s production company had an association with the CIA’s clandestine service over the years … Now this guy was offering his own name and services to us. Free of charge. Anything he could do. Just out of patriotic duty.”

But it wasn’t exactly a case of no-strings-attached, Rizzo would soon find out.

Read the rest here.


  1. For some reason I can't scroll through the rest of the article but I wonder what the CIA did to Rizzo that made him want to spill the beans.

  2. None of this is in any way surprising.

  3. Bo-ring. Why don't they write an article about the Hollywood-communist connection that McCarthy exposed in the 1950s?