Fired Marvel exec Victoria Alonso says Disney ‘silenced’ her

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After being fired from her longtime function as Marvel’s VFX and post-production president, Victoria Alonso is able to hit again at claims about why she misplaced her job. Patty Glaser, Alonso’s lawyer, issued a press release on Friday variety denies that Alonso was fired for her function as a producer Argentina, 1985. As an alternative, Glaser claimed that her consumer was “silenced” by Disney. (And no, she didn’t point out the closely criticized visible results in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.)

The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Alonso’s involvement in Argentina, 1985 — which Amazon Studios helped produce – violating a contract she signed with Disney in 2018 that prohibited her from working with the corporate’s opponents. THR claimed that the veteran govt was given a cross on the situation that she would keep on with Marvel initiatives and never sponsor different work. Supposedly selling Alonso’s determination Argentina, 1985 nonetheless prompted her exit. “The concept that Victoria was fired for a handful of press interviews associated to a private ardour mission about human rights and democracy that was nominated for an Oscar and that she was allowed to work on with Disney’s blessing is completely ridiculous,” Glaser replied. “Victoria, a homosexual Latina who had the heart to criticize Disney, was silenced.”

A number of shops have advised that this can be a reference to Alonso’s feedback on the 2022 GLAAD Awards, the place she referred to as out then-Disney CEO Bob Chapek about his dealing with of Florida’s “Don’t Say Homosexual” legislation. She was reportedly instructed after the awards present that she may now not press for Marvel. In response to Glaser, Alonso was ultimately “fired when she refused to do one thing she felt was reprehensible.” The lawyer didn’t present additional particulars, though Deadline experiences that the incident concerned a Disney govt who just isn’t present CEO Bob Iger. “Disney and Marvel made a extremely unhealthy determination that can have dire penalties,” Glaser concluded. “There’s much more to this story and Victoria shall be sharing it shortly – in a single discussion board or one other.”

A Disney spokesman later responded to the lawyer’s assertion, denying the claims. “It’s unlucky that Victoria shares a story that omits a number of key components referring to her departure, together with an simple breach of contract and a direct breach of firm coverage,” the spokesman stated in a press release. “We are going to proceed to want her one of the best sooner or later and thank her for her many contributions to the studio.”