SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal, who is stepping down from the position following the company's massive security breach last year, addressed her impending departure and explained she was just doing her job.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter's Tina Brown at the Women in the World conference, Pascal said she felt like didn't belong because "All the women here are doing incredible things in this world -- all I did was get fired".
In a widely expected move, Pascal's forthcoming departure was announced last week following an embarrassing hacking scandal in which her emails were leaked. Some of her correspondences included racist remarks about President Barack Obama's taste in movies and harsh words for celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Adam Driver.
"It was horrible. That was horrible," she said of her comments about the president, adding later that Jolie "didn't care" about being called a "minimally talented spoiled brat."
"Everybody understood because we all live in this weird thing called Hollywood," she said. "If we all actually were nice, it wouldn't work."
As for the leaked information that detailed it girl Jennifer Lawrence made less money than her male counterparts in American Hustle, Pascal explained she was simply running a business.
"People want to work for less money, I pay them less money ... Women shouldn't work for less money. They should know what they're worth. Women shouldn't take less," she said. "Stop, you don't need the job that bad."
Pascal will leave Sony in March to start her own production company. Sony Pictures will finance the projects and retain distribution rights under a four-year contract.