Scarlett Johansson on defending Woody Allen: Just because I believe him does not mean I don’t support women

Scarlett Johansson is once again defending her good friend, Woody Allen, even after he was accused of sexual assault by his own daughter Dylan Farrow. Read below to know what Scarlett had to share on the same.
Scarlett Johansson addressed her defending Woody Allen, amidst sexual assault allegations.Scarlett Johansson addressed her defending Woody Allen, amidst sexual assault allegations.
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A while back, while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Scarlett Johansson had come out in defense of her Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) director Woody Allen, who had been accused of sexual assault by his own daughter Dylan Farrow. Earlier, Scarlett had shared that she would love to work with the filmmaker again, who has denied and not been charged for the allegations put forth on him by Dylan. The comments backfired on Johansson as Twitterati went berserk, shunning the actress for defending Woody.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the Avengers: Endgame star continues to defend her good friend by saying, "I feel the way I feel about it. It’s my experience. I don’t know any more than any other person knows. I only have a close proximity with Woody…he’s a friend of mine. But I have no other insight other than my relationship with him." 

However, the 35-year-old actress understands why her comments might be triggering to some people. "But just because I believe my friend does not mean that I don’t support women, believe women," Scarlett stated to VF while adding that one has to take it on a case-by-case basis and that you can have a blanket statement. Johansson doesn't believe that but she also says that it's her personal belief and that is how she feels.

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"I think it’s dangerous to temper how you represent yourself because you’re afraid of that kind of response. That, to me, doesn’t seem very progressive at all. That seems scary," Scarlett added while speaking about all the controversies she has been embroiled in, in recent years. 

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