It’s being reported that Disney’s former President, Bob Iger, is “mortified” by Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company.
Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney because they released Black Widow on Disney Plus which went against the contract they had agreed with the actor.
This report of Bob Iger being mortified by Disney’s actions comes from The Wrap and it makes for really interesting reading.
We have to state that Disney has since claimed that the report is untrue, but they would have to say that, wouldn’t they?
The article details an alleged growing rift between Iger and current Disney President Chapek.
Chapek took over as Disney’s President when Iger stepped away from the CEO’s office last spring.
Bob Iger is reportedly ‘mortified by what’s going on between Disney and Scarlett Johansson
Here’s what The Wrap’s Sharon Waxman wrote:
I talked with a half-dozen executives familiar with Disney and its culture. It seems that Iger either intentionally allowed Chapek to shoot himself in the foot with Johansson’s team by failing to step in and negotiate an alternative to a lawsuit, or that he is so disconnected from his successor that he was not in the loop to step in as he usually would.
Here’s Disney’s response to Johansson’s lawsuit against them:
The lawsuit is especially sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. (…) We fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract. (…) 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.
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