Unique: In his first statement following the conclusion of his court case over the sci-fi picture’s collapse a patriotEva Green criticized the press for inaccurate reporting during the trial and said she was “forced to stand up to a small group of men” who tried to use her as a scapegoat.
Green wins his High Court case in the UK against the collapse of White Lantern and SMC Specialty Finance a patriot Friday morning.
The case stems from the collapse of the UK project in late 2019, which was due to be Green Star and executive-producing. The case was essentially about determining which party was to blame for the collapse, with both sides having competing narratives on the issue.
Green, whose credits include 2006 casino Royale and Robert Rodriguez sin cityclaimed she was entitled to the $1M fee she had agreed to at the start of the project, arguing that since she had a “pay or play” contract, she cared about the film’s downfall before cameras rolled. Without he owed money.
In a ruling on Friday morning, Justice Michael Green ruled in favor of Green, saying she was entitled to the $1m fee, and dismissed the productions’ counter-claim, the PA reported.
Read the full statement below:
Today, after a long legal battle, I have won my case at the High Court of London. The matter has been widely misreported in the press and I would like to take this opportunity to make a personal statement.
I have won my claim against the financiers of the proposed film – and all the allegations they made against me have been completely dismissed by the judge. My professional reputation has been upheld. The judge has found that I never breached my contractual obligations. The verdict is clear. I am grateful to the court, to the judge, to my legal team, and to my brave agent who has been my strength and my shield.
In this legal action I was forced to face a small group of men, funded from deep financial resources, who tried to use me as a scapegoat to cover up their mistakes. I am proud that I stood up against his bully-boy tactics. They made false allegations against me in public court documents which the judge has now shown are completely false. Some in the press were only too happy to reprint these falsehoods without proper reporting. There are few things the media enjoys more than tearing a woman to pieces. It was as if hounds had attacked him; I misrepresented myself, quoted out of context and my desire to make the best possible film was made into female hysteria. It was cruel and it was untrue.
As a result of this case, the cat is well and truly out of the bag that I am mildly afraid of speaking in public, that I do not understand technical financial constructs, that I am fragile in the face of aggression, that I am passionate about my work. About and it breaks my heart when people are unkind. I’m also the kind of person who escapes out the back door at parties and is happiest home alone with my dogs. But, most importantly, I’d like to add that I’m happiest when I’m working side by side with fantastic crews in the UK and abroad, making films that I love and I trust. Therefore, the deliberate misreporting by some of the press has increased the pain to a great extent and is more painful than I can say.
I gave my life to defend a beautiful film that I loved and signed for. A film that speaks to a cause I hold dear – climate change and the resource wars and warnings of mass migration that will follow if we don’t address the problem.
I stood my ground and this time justice prevailed.
I wish I could say that this ordeal has made me stronger, better, wiser. But having my personal life dragged through the press and the courts was more painful and damaging than I could say. That is why I want to thank the kind people who supported me on social media and other platforms when I was being condemned by the press. It was very comforting for me to know that I was not alone and it helped to know that so many people can see through the legal ploys, PR and spin.
I promise with all my heart, I will always try to be worthy of the support you have given me.
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