Reality Winner Now, Instagram, Age, Wiki: The latest HBO short movie is now streaming on the platform. If you have watched this movie or are going to watch it, you might be wondering if the story is inspired by any true events or stories. In this article, we are going to answer this question, so let’s get started.
The answer to your question is “YES.” The movie is inspired by a true story and is directly based on a 2017 incident where National Security Agency agent Reality Winner, working as a translator, leaked confidential information to the American news. The information revealed that during the US elections, Russia was attempting to hack their election software and planning a massive cyberattack. The dialogues in the movie are also directly taken from the official FBI investigation of the case.
Who Is ‘Reality Winner’?
Reality Winner, born and raised in Texas, used to work for the NSA as a translator. One day, she leaked confidential information to FOX News because she was very frustrated with her work culture and toxic employees. After 30 days, the FBI arrested her from her house. In 2018, the court sentenced her to 5 years and 3 months. Ironically, her father named her Reality because he wanted her to be true and a real winner. Later, it was discovered that she leaked the information because she felt depicted in the media, according to the reports.
Where Is She Now?
In 2021, she was released from prison due to her good behavior. However, she is currently on parole until November 2024 and cannot speak to the media. According to the latest reports, she is currently living in Texas, attending yoga classes, and working on a documentary.