We recently reported on a lawsuit that the actor Faizon Love brought in November against Universal Pictures. Love was one of the stars of the 2009 movie Couples Retreat, whose overseas publicity campaign aroused controversy when it was discovered that Love, the movie’s only Black star, and his Black female partner had been removed from the key art. In his 2020 lawsuit, Love said that he refrained from suing at the time in reliance upon promises that the offending art would no longer be used and that he would be offered attractive acting roles to compensate, neither of which promises were kept.
While Love prepared to depose Universal executives, Universal made ready to move the case to arbitration, but before things went any further, Love moved to dismiss his action. Per his attorneys, “Universal Pictures and Faizon Love reached an amicable agreement.”
Amity. That is what we like to see.