Ex-Marvel Studios President's Lawyer Slams Disney After Firing

Victoria Alonso"s lawyer Patty Glaser has broken the silence on her client"s firing from her position as Marvel Studios President of Physical, Post Production, VFX, and Animation. 
On Friday, March 17, Marvel Studios President of Physical, Post Production, VFX, and Animation Victoria Alonso was reportedly "blindsided" as she was fired from her position at the studio, having held an executive role there since 2005.
The Hollywood Reporter has since claimed Alonso was fired due to her producing role in Amazon"s Oscar-nominated Argentina, 1985. Her work at a competing studio was said to be in violation of her Disney contract.
Alonso reportedly did not ask for permission to take on the project and ignored warnings this was in breach of her agreement before even going on to participate in the publicity and awards campaign anyway.
Victoria Alonso"s Lawyer Breaks Silence on Marvel Studios Firing MarvelVariety has shared comments from Alonso"s lawyer Patty Glaser called the notion "absolutely ridiculous" that Disney fired their client over her work on "a personal passion project." They also claim Alonso was given "Disney"s blessing" to produce Argentina, 1985:
“The idea that Victoria was fired over a handful of press interviews relating to a personal passion project about human rights and democracy that was nominated for an Oscar and which she got Disney’s blessing to work on is absolutely ridiculous.”  
Glaser noted how Alsono, an Argentinian herself, was "silenced" and later terminated upon refusing to do something "she believed was reprehensible." It"s unclear exactly what instruction this may be in reference to at this time:
“Victoria, a gay Latina who had the courage to criticize Disney, was silenced. Then she was terminated when she refused to do something she believed was reprehensible."
The attorney called out Alonso"s firing as a "really poor decision that will have serious consequences" before noting the fired executive will be "telling it shortly:"
"Disney and Marvel made a really poor decision that will have serious consequences. There is a lot more to this story and Victoria will be telling it shortly—in one forum or another.”
Responding to Glaser"s comments after Variety"s story was published, a Disney spokesperson claimed Alonso"s narrative "leaves out several key factors concerning her departure," making particular reference to her alleged breach of contract and violation of company policy:
“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,” says the spokesperson. “We will continue to wish her the best for the future and thank her for her numerous contributions to the studio.”
A source of Variety claimed the former Marvel Studios President was no longer allowed to participate in MCU press after her comments at the 2022 GLAAD awards in April 2022 saw her blast then-Disney CEO Bob Chapek for his response to Florida"s divisive "Don"t Say Gay" bill.
That being said, Alonso seemed to continue being involved in the press for both Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder, having conducted interviews and even appeared on the official Marvel YouTube channel.
The decision to fire Alonso was made by Disney Entertainment Co-Chairman Alan Bergman in consultation with the legal and human resources departments - Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reportedly did not attempt to intervene.
Accusations have since spread of a toxic workplace culture at Marvel Studios, particularly with reference to VFX, which Alonso oversaw, with one report even claiming she was "singularly responsible" for the negative environment.
This story is developing. Check back for updates!


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