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Disney CEO Bob Chapek stands behind Disney+ movie releases amid Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' lawsuit
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Disney CEO Bob Chapek is standing behind the company's dual distribution of films at movie theaters and on Disney+.
In an earnings call on Thursday, Chapek defended the company's decision to simultaneously release movies at theaters and on the streamer. His address came just weeks after "Black Widow" actress Scarlett Johansson sued the media company for breaching her contract. By making the movie available on Disney+, her potential bonuses were greatly reduced, her lawsuit claims.
"What I will say is that just like we’ve done many times before, as the business has evolved and transformed, we’ve figured out ways to fairly compensate our talent, so that no matter what the business model is that we have to go to market with, everybody feels satisfied," Chapek said.
Chapek went on to explain the company has "entered into hundreds of talented arrangements, and by and large they've gone very, very smoothly."
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