After only a few hours of the demand for Scarlett Johansson a Disney for breach of contract when brand new Black widow (Black Widow) simultaneously in cinemas and Disney + unilaterally, the multinational has published a official statement in which he defends himself against said accusations by ensuring that the lawsuit “does not make any sense” and that the actress has already received all the bonuses for its premiere on Disney + at the salary level.
Disney defends itself against the accusations
Thus, and through the following official statement, Disney has defended itself against the accusations of Scarlett Johansson and her lawyers: “This lawsuit it has no merit. The lawsuit is especially sad and heartbreaking because of its callous disregard for the horrible and lingering global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney has fully honored Ms. Johansson’s contract and, furthermore, the premiere of Black Widow on Disney + via Premium Access has significantly enhanced her ability to win a additional compensation in addition to the 20 million dollars it has received to date ”, they assure from Disney.
And it is that yesterday at the last minute the demand of Scarlett Johansson to Disney for having released the film at the same time in cinemas and its streaming platform, something that according to the actress, has caused great economic losses at the salary level for the poor performance of the film from its second week in theaters.
According to Johansson’s attorneys, much of his Black Widow salary depended on the box office achieved by the film, a figure that according to them has been significantly affected by the possibility of seeing the film on Disney +, thus limiting even more the Ticketing cinema. For now, the lawsuit continues and opens the door for many other cases related to the film industry to follow the same steps.
Source | Deadline