Curtis is one of the few Hollywood A-listers to publicly comment on the ‘Black Widow’ star’s legal battle
While many industry A-listers have chosen not to publicly comment on the lawsuit, Curtis openly defended Johansson in an essay honouring the ブラックウィドウ actor as one of 時間 magazine’s 100 most influential people に 2021.
“I recently watched her own the screen as the Black Widow, who exacts revenge on a powerful figure who manipulates (emphasis on man) women to fight for him,” Curtis wrote.
彼女は続けた: “And then I saw her brilliant response to a real-life manipulation (same emphasis), when she filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the studio, alleging its decision to release the film simultaneously in theatres and on streaming cost her substantial losses in pay.”
Curtis added: “Whether as an assassin with a conscience, an actor with an emotional centre or, having just given birth to her second child, a fierce mother, the message is clear: Don’t f*** with this mama bear.”
Johansson’s filing, which was reviewed by 独立者, alleged that the actor’s compensation for the movie was “largely based” on ブラックウィドウの興行成績, which was substantially lower than projected.
当時の, ディズニー responded to Johansson’s claims with a statement that said the ヒッチコック actor’s lawsuit displayed a “callous regard” for the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The company told 独立者: 「この提出には何のメリットもありません。. 訴訟は、Covid-19パンデミックの恐ろしく長期にわたる世界的影響を無慈悲に無視している点で特に悲しく悲惨です。.
「ディズニーはヨハンソンさんの契約を完全に遵守しており、さらに, のリリース ブラックウィドウ on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20m she has received to date.”
先月, the company filed a motion to force the actor into a private arbitration.
に応じて, Johansson’s lawyer accused Disney of a “misogynistic attack” on the star and said it was “predictably trying to hide its misconduct in a confidential arbitration”.