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Controversy Explodes Over Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell'

Clint Eastwood attends a Hollywood premiere of "Richard Jewel." (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 December 2019 03:48 PM

It’s a nightmarish scenario – one day you’re doing your job, making an honest dollar; the next, you’re wrongly accused of a crime you didn’t commit, and your good reputation is seemingly ruined forever. In 1996, that’s exactly what happened to Richard Jewell.

The mild-mannered security guard was gratified when he was hailed as a hero after discovering a backpack containing three pipe bombs at the Summer Olympics in Athens, Georgia, and helping evacuate the area, saving thousands of lives when the explosives detonated.

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It's a nightmarish scenario - one day you're doing your job, making an honest dollar; the next, you're wrongly accused of a crime you didn't commit, and your good reputation is seemingly ruined forever. In 1996, that's exactly what happened to Richard Jewell.The...
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