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Disney Calls “Black Widow” Lawsuit by Scarlett Johansson “Sad and Distressing”

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Earlier, we reported that “Black Widow” star Scarlett Johansson had filed a lawsuit against Disney over the film’s release. Disney has responded to the lawsuit publicly, according to Variety.

The lawsuit alleges that by releasing the film on Disney+ simultaneously with the theatrical release, “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.”

“There is no merit whatsoever to this filing,” said the statement by Disney. “The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Disney went on to say that Scarlett Johansson has already made $20 million from the film and stands to earn more through the digital release. They also deny any breach of contract.

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  1. This is nothing, wait until they see how much hate the upcoming HM reboot will get!

  2. Why is Disney including covid in their defense? Is covid a valid reason that Disney shouldn’t be sued, or that they shouldn’t pay actors their agreed amount?

    And how is a lawsuit “sad”?

    Disney’s emotional and irrational response shows me that they know they are in the wrong, and that they are going to lose the suit.

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