After the recent controversy between the actress Scarlett Johansson and Disney, comes a new episode of the scuffle between the multinational and Natasha Romanoff at the UCM, in which Disney Strikes Back and defend of the accusations by the lawyers of the famous Hollywood actress in order to avoid going to trial. Thus, Disney’s lawyers assure that the basis of the lawsuit not legally held; and provide data.
Johansson’s attorneys respond
Thus, from Disney they assure that the 2019 email to which the actress alludes has no importance about the previous treatment, since finally the film yes it was released in theaters as intended: “The simple and expansive language of the arbitration agreement easily encompasses Periwinkle’s complaint. In a futile effort to evade this inevitable outcome (and generate publicity through a public appearance), Periwinkle excluded Marvel as part of this lawsuit, instead replacing its parent company Disney under theories of contractual interference. But that is not allowed ”, assure Disney’s lawyers.
In addition, they provide the benefits generated by the premiere of Black Widow with 125 million dollars raised at Disney that, added to the almost 400 million dollars at the box office, would make a total of about 500 million dollars of collection, a figure, according to them, more than remarkable with the current pandemic situation.
For its part, the response of actress legal team it has not kept waiting: “After initially responding to the litigation with a misogynistic attack on Scarlett Johansson, Disney is now predictably trying to hide its malpractice in confidential arbitration. Why is Disney so afraid to litigate this case in public? Because he knows that Marvel’s promises to give Black Widow a typical theatrical release ‘like his other movies’ had a lot to do with ensuring that Disney wouldn’t cannibalize box office revenue to boost Disney + subscriptions. However, that is exactly what happened, and we hope to present overwhelming evidence to prove it, “concludes the lawyer. John Berlinski.
As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, it remains to be seen who will decide on this new controversy in Hollywood and if finally there will be a trial or before a deal between both parties.
Source | The Hollywood Reporter