Disney has slammed their star Scarlett Johansson for her $50 million Black Widow lawsuit in extraordinary statement calling it 'sad and distressing' and that it had 'no merit whatsoever.'
'The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,' Disney said in the statement to the Associated Press.
The statement also stunningly revealed how much Johansson, 36, has made from the film: $20 million. Her reported fee for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame was $15 million.
'Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson´s contract,' the company said.
'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.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Disney has slammed their star Scarlett Johansson, left, for her $50 million Black Widow lawsuit in extraordinary statement. Disney CEO Bob Chapek is pictured, right
Disney CEO Bob Chapek, far right, is pictured at the Black Widow premiere with his son Brian Chapek, a producer for the film pictured third from left, with other Marvel and Disney executives
Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson as the cat-suited superspy, was available online to Disney+ subscribers for an extra fee of $29.99
It was not immediately clear what Johansson's additional compensation from streaming could be.
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Johansson claims the movie's simultaneous release in theaters and on streaming service Disney+ breached her contract and that she lost out of more than $50 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The movie, starring Johansson as the cat-suited superspy, was available online to Disney+ subscribers for an extra fee of $29.99 at the same time as its release in traditional theaters.
The actress filed the lawsuit on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Disney, claiming she had been guaranteed that Black Widow would have an exclusive 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,' the suit said.
Johansson is one of the highest paid actresses in the world and has an estimated net worth of about $165 million.