Just keeping everyone updated here, and that’s to say in the last 24 hours there has been no further comment from either Rachelle or Summit. Conspiracy theories abound on all angles. Hard to know which have merit and which don’t.
As far as we can tell, Marc Malken on E! has a pretty good statement here as to where this is in all probability going:
“Rachelle Lefevre and Summit Entertainment’s fangs are retracting a little bit today—at least in public, that is.
I’m told the actress formerly known as Twilight’s Victoria isn’t planning on releasing any more statements like the one she sent me yesterday. Same for Summit—the corporate lips are sealed.
Why? Because now the bloody mess is apparently being hashed out by lawyers.”
In as much as neither side has issued anything in the last 24 hours, this thing, as we said in our position statement, is all going to boil down to what was in a contract and subsequent verbal/written agreements. In other words, bring in the lawyers. Now that doesn’t mean a court date, we are surmising phone calls, meetings, etc. which will probably result in some settlement with a nondisclosure clause. That tends to be how disputes like this go down.
Could it go to some sort of public trial if they don’t reach an agreement? Technically yes, but we would doubt it would come to that. In our opinion, it just wouldn’t make sense on at least two levels: 1) time 2) money. So, we would anticipate that the two parties will hash it out behind closed doors.
So what do we think will happen short term? Probably not a lot of communication on this specifically from either end. Again we are making an assumption here based on the facts as presented by each side in their respective public statements, but it would seem logical to us that if there are legal teams involved, the first piece of advice any lawyer gives their client is “keep your mouth shut”. The only thing that we feel safe in saying for sure here, is that the respective legal teams will be earning their keep.