"It was more about how my mentality got in my own way of fighting just as hard as the men to get a better deal. Is that because I’m a woman? The only point of view I have is a woman’s point of view," she told a recent press gathering in Beverly Hills about discovering through the Sony hack that her American Hustle director and male co-stars, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner were earning more than co-star Amy Adams and Lawrence, despite the fact that she was an Oscar winner at the time, and a proven box office draw.
A little over an hour after the first reports, Mantell's group was asked to investigate the anomalous object. One of his three companions in flight received permission to continue his pre-assigned flight plan, while Mantell and the remaining two planes headed to the coordinates of the visual sightings. Mantell led the way in the climb to 15,000 feet, and upon reaching the position, he radioed the following statement back to the control tower."The object is directly ahead of and above me now, moving at about half my speed... It appears to be a metallic object or possibly reflection of Sun from a metallic object, and it is of tremendous size... I'm still climbing... I'm trying to close in for a better look." 18,000, 20,000, 22,000 feet! too high for the WWII fighters without oxygen! The other two planes turned back, leaving Mantell alone to pursue the giant object. By all accounts, Mantell must have passed out from lack of oxygen at about 30,000 feet, at least his plane leveled off at that height. His plane now began to plunge back toward earth. He crashed on the farm of William J. Phillips near Franklin, Kentucky.