Sony CEO Cleared Scenes in Film on North Korea, E-Mails Show 

December 10, 2014 3:44 AM

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Sony Corp. (6758) Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai personally approved scenes in “The Interview,” the Seth Rogen film that angered North Korea and may have prompted a cyber attack on the company’s Hollywood film studio, according to e-mails made public by the hackers.

In messages to Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal, Hirai gave input and ultimately the go-ahead to a toned-down scene depicting the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and he asked the studio executive to make sure the filmmakers didn’t include Kim’s exploding face in versions ...

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