Sony Pictures Entertainment is and always has been strongly committed to the First Amendment. For more than three weeks, despite brutal intrusions into our company and our employees’ personal lives, we maintained our focus on one goal: getting the film "The Interview" released. Free expression should never be suppressed by threats and extortion.
The decision not to move forward with the December 25 theatrical release of "The Interview" was made as a result of the majority of the nation’s theater owners choosing not to screen the film. This was their decision.