The Walt Disney Company wants Scarlett JohanssonBlack Widow’s compensation suit is being treated privately. But, according to the actress’ lawyer, she doesn’t have it.
In July, the 36-year-old star sued the company for alleged breach of contract over payment for the Marvel film, which appeared in theaters and was also offered as a premiere purchase on its streaming service Disney +. She argued that her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release and that the hybrid release resulted in a cut in her pay. Disney, which said its lawsuit was “unfounded at all,” filed a motion on Friday, August 20 to force Johansson into private arbitration on the matter.
“After Disney initially responded to this lawsuit with a misogynist attack against Scarlett Johansson, Disney is now trying, as predictably, to hide its misconduct in confidential arbitration,” said the actress’ attorney. John Berlinskisaid E! News in a statement dated Saturday, August 21st.