Scarlett Johansson has been involved with the Time’s Up movement against sexual assault and harassment since it began. But this week, she’s proven that she just doesn’t quite get it.
In a profile in the Hollywood Reporter, the actress gave her opinion on director Woody Allen, who’s been accused by his daughter, Dylan Farrow, of sexual abuse.
“I love Woody,” Johansson said. “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. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”
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It didn’t take long before Farrow tweeted a response: “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.”
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
Farrow first accused her adoptive father Allen of sexually abusing her in 1992, when she was seven years old. At the time, her adoptive mother Mia Farrow had recently discovered Allen was having a sexual relationship with another of her adopted daughters, Soon-Yi Previn.