‘Die Hard’ Director Freed From Prison After Year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Die Hard” director John McTiernan is free from federal prison in South Dakota. He served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.

After his release Tuesday, attorneys filed a complaint in Philadelphia with the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility over the way his case was handled.

Lawyers claim McTiernan was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit based on conduct that’s not a crime. He pleaded guilty to two counts of making false statements to the FBI. He pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to a judge while trying to withdraw a guilty plea.

Besides “Die Hard,” McTiernan also directed “Predator,” ”The Hunt for Red October” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.”

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