This morning, we reported that Disney had filed a motion to force Scarlett Johansson’s “Black Widow” lawsuit into private arbitration. Now, Johansson has fired back via her attorney, John Berlinski, accusing Disney of “trying to hide its misconduct.”
“Why is Disney so afraid of litigating this case in public?” Berlinski said in a statement. He claims they have “overwhelming evidence” to prove that Disney “cannibalized box office receipts in order to boost Disney+ subscriptions.”
The attorney also referred to Disney’s initial response as a “misogynistic attack.”
In Disney’s motion for private arbitration, which would allow the case to proceed away from public scrutiny, they referred to Johannson’s lawsuit as “gamesmanship,” citing that the lawsuit is against parent company Disney instead of Marvel Studios.