After the release of her Black Widow film, Scarlett Johansson sued Disney, claiming that she is “ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of her films!” Check out the details!
According to new reports, the famed actress and her legal team have filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that when Disney released Black Widow on Disney+ at the same time it first hit theaters, she canceled her contract. had violated.
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e! News has obtained the documents proving that the actress is suing the Walt Disney Company on the official grounds of “deliberate interference in contractual relationships and causing breach of contract.”
The complaint reads: “Why would Disney waive hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts by releasing the Picture in theaters when it knew the cinema market was ‘weak’, rather than waiting a few months for that market to settle down.” recovered? On information and on persuasion, the decision to do so was made because Disney saw the opportunity to promote its subscription service using the Picture and Ms. Johansson, attracting many new paying monthly subscribers, retaining existing subscribers and establishing Disney+ as a must-have service in an increasingly competitive market.”
The star’s legal team also claims that Disney previously guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release of the film, which was important in part because her salary was also based on box office earnings!
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Scarlett’s attorney John Berlinski stated through E! News that “it’s no secret that Disney is releasing movies like Black Widow directly to Disney+ in order to increase its subscriber base and thereby boost the company’s stock price — and that it is hiding behind COVID-19 as a pretext for doing so.” But ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of his films to promote this short-sighted strategy violates their rights and we look forward to proving this in court. This certainly won’t be the last case where Hollywood talent takes on Disney and makes it clear that whatever the company does, it’s legally bound to honor its contracts.”
Earlier today, a Disney spokesperson released a statement about the lawsuit, calling it “sad and disturbing in its callous disregard for the horrific and long-lasting global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” clearly arguing that the company is releasing the film. shared their own website. platform purely because of the pandemic and no other reason.
They also insisted that they had “fully fulfilled” the actress’s contract.