Scarlett Johansson, who slammed fellow actor James Franco in a speech on the Girls’s March in Los Angeles, is being referred to as a hypocrite for beforehand defending Woody Allen and saying the kid abuse allegations towards the director had been “all guesswork.”
“I would like my pin again, by the best way,” Johansson mentioned on Saturday, in reference to the “Time’s Up” pin Franco wore on the Golden Globe Awards, which impressed 5 accusers to return ahead and name him out.
Nevertheless, now Johansson, who starred in Allen’s movies “Match Level,” “Scoop” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” finds herself feeling the warmth after having praised the director and downplayed accusations of kid abuse which were leveled towards him.
One month after Allen’s estranged daughter Dylan Farrow penned an open letter accusing him of sexual abuse in 2014, Johansson instructed the Guardian: “It isn’t like that is anyone that is been prosecuted and located responsible of one thing, and you may then go, ‘I do not assist this life-style or no matter.’ I imply, it is all guesswork.”
On the time, Farrow referred to as out the Hollywood actors and actresses who’ve appeared in Allen’s movies, which prompted a response from Johansson within the 2014 interview.
“I feel it is irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that may have a Google alert on and to out of the blue throw their identify right into a scenario that none of us might probably knowingly touch upon. That simply feels irresponsible to me,” Johansson mentioned.
Allen has denied the allegations from his adopted daughter Farrow, 32, who claimed he sexually abused her when she was 7 years outdated. Nevertheless, Farrow’s brother Ronan—who wrote a blockbuster expose for the New Yorker on the allegations towards movie mogul Harvey Weinstein—has supported her.
Followers reacted swiftly on social media to name out Johansson for the perceived double commonplace.
One wrote: “Scarlett Johansson the most important hypocrite that’s there…calls out James Franco but helps Woody Allen and would hem his pants if she needed to…wow!”
Congrats to Scarlett Johansson for calling out James Franco and the dangerous cool lady narrative however you continue to haven’t denounced Woody Allen and apologized to Dylan Farrow,” wrote one other.
Though Johansson didn’t instantly point out Franco by identify, a consultant of hers confirmed to the Los Angeles Instances that she was referring to him along with her feedback.
“My thoughts baffles. How might an individual publicly stand by a corporation that helps to supply assist for victims of sexual assault whereas privately preying on individuals who haven’t any energy?” Johansson mentioned within the speech.