In New York City today, Disney fired back at the Writers' Guild of America in answer to a leafleting campaign by the striking union at Manhatten's World of Disney store.
Responding to claims by the union that Disney hasn't paid a single dollar of its $1.5 billion digital revenue to writers, ABC Television issued a statement denouncing the union:
The leafleting campaign was spearheaded by the WGA's east coast branch. They've been targeting a different venue tied to the major media companies each day since the strike began on November 5th.The WGA leadership is deliberately distorting the facts. As the WGA knows full well, more than half of Disney's digital revenues are from sales of travel packages and the vast majority of the rest is from online advertising on sites like Disney.com and ESPN.com and through online merchandise sales.
The WGA also knows its members have been paid residuals on entertainment content downloaded via iTunes. Deliberately misleading the public is not the best way to resolve this issue and get Hollywood back to work.