Disney's lawyer has labeled Scarlett Johansson's recent lawsuit against the company as an "orchestrated" PR stunt. The legal battle began when Johansson claimed that her contract for the movie "Black Widow" was breached due to the film being released simultaneously in theaters and on the streaming platform Disney+. In response, Disney's attorney argued that the actress had been well-compensated and accused her team of attempting to capitalize on the media attention for their own gain. The ongoing dispute sheds light on the complex relationship between Hollywood stars and the streaming industry.


Scarlett Johansson's $50 million lawsuit against Disney over the release of Black Widow has been criticized by a longtime lawyer for the company. Daniel Petrocelli called the lawsuit a "highly orchestrated" PR stunt and suggested that Johansson's demands for compensation go beyond what her contract allows. Petrocelli argued that Disney's decision to release the film on streaming service Disney+ with Premier Access actually increased Johansson's earnings. He also defended Disney's choice, stating that they had to adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Actor union SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris criticized Disney for their response to Johansson's lawsuit, calling their tactics "gender-shaming and bullying" and stressing the importance of fair compensation for performers.

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