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Disney fires back at Scarlett Johansson over 'Black Widow' streaming lawsuit
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Disney has fired back at Scarlett Johansson and her lawyers over the lawsuit filed about "Black Widow"s hybrid theatrical-streaming release.
On Thursday night, the House of Mouse said in a statement: "There is no merit whatsoever to this filing. The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic."
"Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20M she has received to date," it clarified.
The Marvel star, 36, filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Disney breached her contract when the media company simultaneously released the superhero film on both Disney+ (for a $30 fee) and in theaters.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON FILES LAWSUIT OVER ‘BLACK WIDOW’ STREAMING ON DISNEY+
Johansson says in the suit that her contract guaranteed exclusive theatrical release of the film and a large part of her salary hinged on the film having successful ticket sales.
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