Advocacy groups accuse Disney of planting ‘gendered’ narrative against Scarlett Johansson

Web Desk
July 31, 2021

Two renowned advocacy groups, TIMES UP and Women In Film (WIF) recently joined together to with a statement regarding Scarlett Johansson’s legal battle against Disney.

The advocacy group released a statement highlighting the potential harm a “gendered character attack” can possess against women in a place of business.

The groups issued a joint statement on the matter, and during their interview with USA Today this Friday, they were quoted saying, "While we take no position on the business issues in the litigation between Scarlett Johansson and The Walt Disney Company, we stand firmly against Disney's recent statement which attempts to characterize Johansson as insensitive or selfish for defending her contractual business rights.”

“This gendered character attack has no place in a business dispute and contributes to an environment in which women and girls are perceived as less able than men to protect their own interests without facing ad hominem criticism.”