Amy Pascal out as Sony Pictures co-chair

Amy Pascal Steps down

Weeks after a devastating cyber-attack, Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal is stepping down from her post, the studio announced on Thursday.

“I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am energized to be starting this new chapter based at the company I call home,” Pascal said in a statement. “I am leaving the studio in great hands.”

Putting a positive spin on her move, neither Pascal nor any other Sony (SNE) executives alluded to the fallout from the cyber-attack in Thursday’s announcement. But there had been widespread speculation that Pascal would lose her job as a result of the fallout.