Dylan Farrow slams Scarlett Johansson for supporting Woody Allen
Woody Allen’s adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, who has accused him of molesting her as a child, has slammed actor Scarlett Johansson for supporting him.Updated: Sep 06, 2019 20:03 IST
Dylan Farrow has criticised actor Scarlett Johansson for her recent statements in support of director Woody Allen. Farrow had accused Allen, her adoptive father, of sexually abusing her when she was a child in 1992.
She reiterated her claims against Allen in 2013 in a Vanity Fair interview, which caught steam in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Allen has denied the charges.
Because if we’ve learned anything from the past two years it’s that you definitely should believe male predators who "maintain their innocence" without question. Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion. https://t.co/S1NmttL9tJ— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) September 5, 2019
Johansson, who has worked with Allen on films such as Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, told The Hollywood Reporter that she supports the 83-year-old filmmaker and is open to working with him again. Reacting to Johansson's interview, Farrow wrote on Twitter: "Because if we've learned anything from the past two years it’s that you definitely should believe male predators who ‘maintain their innocence’ without question."
"Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion," Farrow added. In the THR interview, Johansson said, "I believe him, and I would work with him anytime. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”
At the Women’s March in Washington last year, Johansson spoke about the importance of Planned Parenthood and women’s health. She criticized James Franco for wearing a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes just before the Los Angeles Times reported that five women accused him of sexual misconduct. Franco denies the allegations.
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