Scarlett Johansson‘s representative is speaking up in her defense amidst her legal fight versus the Walt Disney Company.
On Thursday, July 29, the starlet, among the world’s highest-paid stars, took legal action against the corporation for presumably breaching her agreement by offering Black Widow, her standalone Marvel superhero film, for lease on its streaming service Disney+ at the exact same time it debuted the movie in theaters previously this month. Her grievance, submitted in a Los Angeles court and gotten by E! News, argued that the hybrid release resulted in a decrease in her payment, which was partly based upon ticket office invoices.
Disney had actually stated in a declaration in reaction to Johansson’s grievance that there is “no merit whatsoever” to the match, calling it “especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Now, Johansson’s representative is shooting back.
“They have shamelessly and falsely accused Ms. Johansson of being insensitive to the global COVID pandemic, in an attempt to make her appear to be someone they and I know she isn’t,” Bryan Lourd, co-chairman of leading skill group Creative Artists Agency (CAA), stated in a declaration to E! News on Friday, July 30. “Scarlett has been Disney’s partner on nine movies, which have earned Disney and its shareholders billions.”