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Sony Lawyer: 'The Interview' Will Be Distributed

By    |   Sunday, 21 Dec 2014 01:55 PM

Sony Pictures lawyer David Boies said the satirical movie "The Interview" will be distributed eventually, though it isn't currently clear how or when.

The movie was pulled from its Christmas Day release after major theater chains refused to show it amid threats of terrorism. Sony Pictures already had been the victim of a cyber attack that the United States has blamed on North Korea.

The film depicts a CIA plot to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Critics, including President Barack Obama, said Sony shouldn't have given into a foreign government's censorship demands. Sony immediately fired back that they didn't decide to pull the movie, but that the theater chains had refused to show it.

Appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press,"  said Sony can't release a movie without a distribution channel and had no alternative.

"Nobody was stepping up," he said.

Sony has only delayed the movie's release, Boies said. It hasn't spiked the project.

"Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed. It will be distributed," he said.

Sony has been trying to get the movie to the public while ensuring the rights of its employees and the rights of moviegoers are protected, he added.

Boies was critical of people who have slammed the company while doing nothing to back the company up.

"If the NSA had invaded people's privacy like this, people would have been outraged. North Korea does it, and couples it with physical threats, and people sort of sit back for three weeks while Sony fights this issue on its own," Boies said.

A week ago, Boies contacted media outlets that had published hacked emails from company executives, demanding they remove any of Sony's personal information from its websites since it was obtained through theft.

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