By KATIE MALONEWASHINGTON (AP) The White House says it won’t release a movie that dramatizes a domestic abuse scandal involving one of its top aides that left one man dead and several others injured.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the death of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in a shooting that took place on Dec. 22.
The White Senate has declined to comment.
The FBI said Tuesday it was investigating a possible hate crime, though it did not provide details.
It is unclear whether the shooting was racially motivated.
A white house in a suburban Chicago neighborhood has become the focus of a nationwide investigation into domestic violence and the use of the internet by white supremacists.
The investigation is still ongoing, the FBI said in a statement.
No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting.
The Associated Press was unable to independently confirm that the White House has ruled out releasing the movie.
The movie’s director, Matt Damon, tweeted on Wednesday that the studio would not be releasing the film.
The Weinstein Co., which has produced a number of Weinstein films, said the movie was “not the product of the studio and is not the result of a Weinstein Co. decision.”
The Weinstein Company has said that the film was never meant to be released.
The White House and Weinstein Co.’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.