correction tonight from ABC when it admitted that its "scoop" earlier today--that director Tony Scott killed himself yesterday after learning he had "inoperable brain cancer"--was never confirmed beyond its single source. (Was this another Brian Ross special?) No one in Scott's family had heard anything about a cancer. So ABC has now retracted, hours after it bounced around the world (I reported it myself, attributing it to an ABC report). In fact, TMZ reports, "What's more ... we're told Scott's wife says Tony did not have any other severe medical issues that would have caused him to take his own life."
Monday, August 20, 2012
ABC Retracts Claim On Tony Scott's 'Cancer'
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