A former official at the Department of Homeland Security has come forward to denounce a film featuring a Black Agenda Report writer, alleging that he has not been paid or paid for work he has done.
The film, Black Agenda: Confessions of a Black Belt, stars a former DHS official who alleges that he was threatened by a former colleague.
It’s not clear what was discussed in the film, which was released this month by National Review, and whether or not the film is in fact based on any real documents.
But according to the former official, his experience with the agency has been a bit less than stellar.
The former DHS employee who was fired from his position in August 2017 told the magazine that he worked for the agency from 2013 to 2016.
He said that he felt unsafe when he saw the film and was not paid for his work on the project.
“I feel like I was fired for being honest and working with the truth,” he said.
“It felt like a threat.”
He added that he didn’t have access to the documents that were used in the movie, but was aware that some of them were from other government agencies.
“The whole thing with the movie was just a joke,” the former DHS officer said.
He added: “It was a joke about an organization that was supposed to be run by the people who really wanted to protect the country and who didn’t care about any of us.”
The former official told the outlet that he had worked for two years at the DHS before being dismissed in August.
He told the publication that he resigned over the movie’s content and that he would not have been able to do the job if he had been paid.
“This is our world, and the truth hurts,” the official said.
The movie’s director, Scott Peck, defended the film.
“We didn’t pay [the former official] for any work,” he told the New York Times.
“He did what he had to do to keep his job.
He was a public servant and he put his career on the line to protect our country.”
Peck said that the former officer did not work at the department, and that the government did not pay him for his time.
He also told the Times that the video was based on information from “an anonymous source,” adding that it did not reflect the department’s policies or procedures.
The director of the film told the Associated Press that he did not know the source of the information and that Peck “was wrong to imply it.”