Scarlett Johansson openly asserted her support for embattled director Woody Allen with a stunning rebuke of allegations he sexually abused his step-daughter when she was seven years old.
Johansson is one of a handful of actresses to stand behind Allen following publication of a lengthy open letter in The New York Times by step-daughter Dylan Farrow. She laid out the alleged incidents of abuse in detail.
Johansson’s defense of Allen is particularly hypocritical after she called out James Franco at the 2018 Women’s March over allegations he took sexual advantage of students at his now defunct acting school.
“I love Woody,” Johansson told The Hollywood Reporter. “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”
“I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it,” Johansson said.
“I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me…it’s hard because it’s a time where people are very fired up, and understandably. Things needed to be stirred up, and so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong feelings and are angry, and rightfully so. It’s an intense time.”
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