The story of Marvel Executive Victoria Alonso’s fight against The Walt Disney Company has reached a settlement.
It was at the end of March 2023 that Alonso was suddenly fired from Marvel Entertainment. Holding the roles of Chief of Visual Effects and Post-Production, as well as President, Physical and Postproduction, VFX and Animation Production. Alonso worked for the company for 17 years, including all 14 years it has been owned by Disney, but was fired reportedly due to involvement in a movie that breached her current contract.
We at Disney Fanatic reported that Alonso violated her contract for working on the Oscar-nominated film Argentina, 1985, without first consulting her employers. The film was produced by Amazon, which has become a significant competitor to Disney, especially in matters of streaming.
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Shortly after being let go, accusations were also leveled against Disney, claiming that Alonso was really let go because she was openly critical of Disney’s censoring of pro-gay content. Alonso and her attorneys very publically announced that she was going to take the Mouse House to court.
Disney retorted her claims, saying,
“It’s unfortunate that Victoria is sharing a narrative that leaves out several key factors concerning her departure, including an indisputable breach of contract and a direct violation of company policy. We will continue to wish her the best for the future and thank her for her numerous contributions to the studio.”
But it appears now that a settlement has been reached.
According to Deadline,
“While details between Alonso and Disney are confidential, there was a multimillion-dollar financial compensation, we hear. The deal between the parties was reached in the past few days. Alonso was represented by Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP in the dispute, which went public on March 24.”
Neither Alonso, nor her attorney, nor Disney has commented on the matter.
But Alonso was not the only Marvel executive to be let go. Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter was also let go recently as part of returning CEO Bob Iger’s restructuring efforts. That firing has also attracted its own levels of controversy.
Meanwhile, another round of Disney layoffs is expected to commence at the start of next week.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney-related news and stories as more developments come to light.