Sony Fires Back At Obama: 'We Are Still Looking Into Release On Other Platforms'

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amy pascal seth rogenLester Cohen/WireImageSony co-chair Amy Pascal with "The Interview" star Seth Rogen.

On Friday, President Obama addressed the Sony hack in a press conference, saying the studio "made a mistake" by pulling "The Interview" from theaters.

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Sony CEO Michael Lynton responded to Obama's comments saying that the studio "did not cave" and that "The president, the press, and the public are mistaken as to what actually happened."

Sony is continuing to fight back against the president's remarks by just releasing another statement, explaining "the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it."

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The company expressed that it is "surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform" and "It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so."

Read Sony's full statement below (via The Wrap):

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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.

Let us be clear - the only decision that we have made with respect to release of the film was not to release it on Christmas Day in theaters, after the theater owners declined to show it. Without theaters, we could not release it in the theaters on Christmas Day. We had no choice.

After that decision, we immediately began actively surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform. It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.

Today's statement has Sony singing a different tune than they were earlier this week.

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On Wednesday, Sony Pictures told Deadline it has "no further" release plans for "The Interview."