Sony Hires Crisis Guru Judy Smith aka ‘The Real Olivia Pope’ To Handle Hacking Fiasco.

Judy Smith

From racist, leaked e-mails, to a now cancelled stoner comedy, to even more threats, the Sony hacking scandal is becoming a media soap opera of sorts. So naturally, the media giant tapped crisis guru Judy Smith to handle the ongoing crisis. Smith, who served as the inspiration for the character Olivia Pope of Scandal fame, started her illustrious career in Washington, working under president Bush. Today, she is the founder, CEO, and president of her own crisis management firm — Smith & Company. Her past clients have included Michael Vick and Monica Lewinsky. She also serves as co-executive producer for Scandal.