The legal representative of the actress threatens to expose the hidden interests of the company …
Scarlett Johansson’s attorney, John Berlinski, attacked Disney again after the company tried to prevent new information from being released about the lawsuit the actress filed against the production company.
Scarlett is suing Disney for breach of contract, since in the agreement for the film Black Widow an important part of Johansson’s salary would be through the box office, but by releasing it simultaneously on its Disney + platform, Johannson would lose part of the income.
Berlinski made an explosive statement this week about the lawsuit and assured the media that he would provide “compelling evidence” of Disney’s breach of contract, accusing the company of being misogynistic and sexist.
“After initially responding to this litigation with a misogynistic attack on Scarlett Johansson, Disney is now unsurprisingly trying to hide its misconduct in confidential arbitration,” it revealed.
The attorney explained why the Walt Disney Company fears the lawsuit will be made public:
“Because they know that Marvel’s promises to give Black Widow a typical theatrical release like their other films have a lot to do with ensuring that Disney doesn’t cannibalize box office profits to increase Disney + subscriptions. But that is what happened, and we are eager to present the overwhelming evidence to prove it, ”he stated.
In July, the attorney defended Scarlett Johansson saying:
“It is no secret that Disney is releasing movies like Black Widow directly on Disney + to increase its subscribers and thus boost the company’s share price. They hide behind the pandemic as an excuse to do so, but ignoring the contracts of the artists responsible for the success of their films in favor of this myopic strategy that violates their rights and we hope to prove it in court. This certainly will not be the last case in which Hollywood talent will take on Disney and make it clear that regardless of what the company may pretend, they have a legal obligation to fulfill their contracts, “he insisted.