Scarlett Johansson’s legal counselor accused Disney of being “afraid” to publicly litigate her lawsuit about her Black Widow compensation.
The fight in court started by American entertainer Scarlett Johansson took a new turn as Walt Disney Studios attempted to privately address any remaining issues away from public scrutiny.
Back in July, Scarlet sued Walt Disney Studios for supposed break of agreement when “Black Widow” was released on Disney+. She contended that her agreement ensured selective dramatic delivery and that the mixture discharge prompted a decrease in her compensation.
The Oscar nominee’s attorney, John Berlinski, told Deadline, “After initially responding to this litigation with a misogynistic attack against Scarlett Johansson, Disney is now, predictably, trying to hide its misconduct in a confidential arbitration.”
“Because it knows that Marvel’s promises to give Black Widow a typical theatrical release ‘like its other films’ had everything to do with guaranteeing that Disney wouldn’t cannibalize box office receipts in order to boost Disney+ subscriptions. Yet that is exactly what happened — and we look forward to presenting the overwhelming evidence that proves it.”
According to the statement delivered by Petrocelli in Variety, he motions calls that “gamesmanship,” and contends that Johansson consented to parley all claims “arising out of, in connection with, or relating to” her agreement with Marvel.
Black Widow, as the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office during the pandemic, procured $179.3 million. Disney likewise uncovered in its movement on Friday that the film had additionally rounded up “more than $125 million in streaming and download retail receipts.”
Reactions to Disney Filed A Motion to Force Scarlett's Suit Into A Private Arbitration
I feel like Elizabeth Olsen is one of — if not the first — MCU actor to address Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit pic.twitter.com/waRladw3l7— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) August 20, 2021
god is a woman and her name is scarlett johansson. https://t.co/oqg2B2W57w— am. ⧗ (@natsvostokoff) August 22, 2021
Also Disney did Scarlett Johansson DIRTY and I’m happy she has (allegedly) cut ties with them even though she’s truly a legend and I’m going to miss her 😭— audrey (@audreynfrench) August 22, 2021
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