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    Here's How Jamie Lee Curtis Feels About Scarlett Johansson's Lawsuit Against Disney

    "The message is clear: Don’t f**k with this mama bear."

    Jamie Lee Curtis is coming to the defense of Scarlett Johansson amid her legal drama with Disney.

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    Following the release of Black Widow earlier this year, Scarlett filed a lawsuit against Disney, suing them for a violation of contract.

    According to a complaint her lawyers submitted to Los Angeles County Superior Court, Scarlett agreed that her compensation would "be based largely on 'box office' receipts" on the condition that Disney released the film exclusively in theaters.

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    But that definitely didn't happen, as the movie was simultaneously released on Disney+, a move that Scarlett's lawyer says was an attempt to increase their stock price.

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    "It’s no secret that Disney is releasing films like Black Widow directly onto Disney+ to increase subscribers and thereby boost the company’s stock price — and that it’s hiding behind COVID-19 as a pretext to do so," Scarlett's attorney, John Berlinski, told BuzzFeed News.

    On the other hand, Disney says that there's "no merit" to the filing, calling the lawsuit "sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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    Although Disney is fighting back against Scarlett, plenty of stars have spoken out in her defense, including Jamie Lee.

    "I recently watched her own the screen as the Black Widow, who exacts revenge on a powerful figure who manipulates (emphasis on man) women to fight for him," Jamie Lee wrote as part of a tribute inTime's 100 Most Influential People of 2021.

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    She continued, "And then I saw her brilliant response to a real-life manipulation (same emphasis), when she filed a breach-of-­contract lawsuit against the studio, alleging its decision to release the film simultaneously in theaters and on streaming cost her substantial losses in pay."

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    "Whether as an assassin with a conscience, an actor with an emotional center or, having just given birth to her second child, a fierce mother, the message is clear: Don’t fuck with this mama bear," Jamie Lee concluded.

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    Other stars including Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen have also spoken out about the matter, although it's yet to be seen how things will play out in court.

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