Disney lawyer calls Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit an ‘orchestrated PR campaign’

Disney’s lawyer Daniel Petrocelli has commented on the lawsuit filed against the studio by Scarlett Johansson. The lawsuit is a stand against Disney’s call to release Black Widow on Disney+ alongside the theatres.

The legal battle between Disney and Scarlett Johansson continues to make headlines. After calling Johansson’s move to sue Disney as “sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Disney’s attorney Daniel Petrocelli called the actor’s lawsuit a “highly orchestrated PR campaign.”

“It is obvious that this is a highly orchestrated PR campaign to achieve an outcome that is not obtainable in the lawsuit,” Petrocelli told Vareity. “No amount of public pressure can change or obscure the explicit contractual commitments. The written contract is clear as a bell,” he added.

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