Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has sparked controversy after claiming she believed that the US fabricated 9/11. In an interview, the La Vie En Rose actress questioned the truth behind the attacks on the Twin Towers. She commented, 'I think we're lied to about a number of things.' Singling out 9/11 she added, 'We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes. Are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burnt for 24 hours. It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there, in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.' Speaking of the World Trade Centre she continued, 'It was a money-sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, by 1973, and to re-cable all that, to bring up-to-date all the technology and everything, it was a lot more expensive, that work, than destroying them.' The interview featured on a Paris television programme last year, but went largely unnoticed as Cotillard was not well-known outside of France. Now since her recent Oscar win, the interview has been re-published on French site Marianne2, causing controversy in America. Cotillard's lawyer has quickly defended the actress, claiming she 'never intended to contest nor question the attacks'.
Marion Cotillard sparks controversy with 9/11 comments