Scarlett Johansson: Dylan Farrow Letter 'Irresponsible'
She addresses Woody Allen controversy
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2014 9:20 AM CDT
Woody Allen, right, writer/director of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," poses with cast members Penelope Cruz, left, and Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, Aug. 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Scarlett Johansson was one of the many Hollywood VIPs publicly called out by Dylan Farrow for working with Woody Allen despite Farrow's claim that Allen molested her—and now ScarJo has hit back a bit. The quote comes as part of a much larger Guardian profile: "I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on," she says. "That just feels irresponsible to me."

Asked about the "backlash" against Allen, Johansson continues, "I'm unaware that there's been a backlash. I think he'll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I'm sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It's not like this is somebody that's been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, 'I don't support this lifestyle or whatever.' I mean, it's all guesswork. ... I don't know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other."

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fractal
Mar 17, 2014 2:17 PM CDT
Isn't there some good video footage of all the people involved in the "incident", commenting on their role, over the years? If some news organization would just hire the Ekman Group for their evaluation, we would know the truth. How about it Mr. Colbert? Your show makes plenty of money...
JJ
Mar 17, 2014 11:45 AM CDT
Johansson's note strikes me as level-headed. She clearly needs to comment considering the flack she and her fellow actors have been taking. It seems like the the best possible response.
sugacan2
Mar 17, 2014 11:27 AM CDT
I sincerely hope Soon-Yi has kept a watchful eye over the two little girls she adopted with Woody. Soon-Yi is not the only underage girl he has had a relationship with. He apparently thinks any young girl that doesn't share his gene pool is good to go in his dating pool.