One of the producers behind the forthcoming “Gosnell” movie said this week he’ll use a check he received from a hotel that canceled a screening of the film to pay for a group of 100 people to see the new movie.
In September, officials working at the Hyatt Hotel in Austin, Texas, told producer Phelim McAleer they double-booked the venue — one for the movie and one for a pricey Planned Parenthood gala — and needed to cancel the film screening.
“Gosnell” is based on a best-selling book by the same name and tells the story of infamous Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. The 77-year-old doctor is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after he was convicted of killing several infants who were born alive and performing numerous illegal abortions.
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McAleer described the $1,000 check he received from the Hyatt as “blood money” before announcing he would use the cash to pay for movie tickets. He asked viewers to send him 100 names of people in a group going to see the movie so he can purchase their tickets.
“Go to the website, send us 100 names, send us your group name, where you are,” he said. “We’ll pay for the tickets. You can go on Planned Parenthood’s dime, on the Hyatt Hotel’s.”
McAleer went on to call the Hyatt’s team “cowards” who “gave in to bullies.” He also rebuked the nation’s largest abortion provider for pushing the hotel to disallow the movie to be shown “in the same hotel” as the Planned Parenthood event.
“Gosnell” will release Friday, Oct. 12.