David Cameron met with Sony executives to discuss Outlander before the referendum
(April 20th, 2015)
WIKILEAKS has published an email claiming that Prime Minister David Cameron met with the chief executive of Sony in June last year to discuss the referendum and the TV show Outlander.
Many fans last year had suspicions that the showing of the series, which features a World War II nurse who travels back in time to meet a dashing 18th century Highland warrior, had been purposefully delayed in the UK until after the vote.
The briefing email from Keith Weaver, Sony’s vice president, worldwide government affairs, to the Michael Lynton, the chief executive, and other senior staff members, said that their meeting will focus on “overall investment in the UK” and, “the importance of Outlander (particularly vis-à-vis the political issues in the UK as Scotland contemplates detachment this Fall)”.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said that 10 Downing Street does not comment on leaked documents. Sony did not respond to requests for a comment.