Scarlett Johansson Calls Criticism Over Woody Allen Sex Abuse Allegations ‘Irresponsible’

Todd Cunningham
16 March 2014
Scarlett Johansson Calls Criticism Over Woody Allen Sex Abuse Allegations ‘Irresponsible’

Scarlett Johansson has spoken out about the accusations of sexual abuse aimed at Woody Allen, and said that criticism of her and others by Dylan Farrow is “irresponsible.”

The “Captain America: Winter Soldier” actress was among several in Hollywood called out last month in an open letter written by Allen's estranged daughter, who says the director molested her as a child, for continuing to work with him despite the allegations.

“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,” Johansson told the U.K.'s Guardian. “That just feels irresponsible to me.”

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The actress has appeared in three of Allen's movies, “Match Point,” “Scoop” and “Vicky Christina Barcelona.”

What does she think about the backlash against Allen?

“I'm unaware that there's been a backlash,” she said. “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.”

Johannson has said she's a big fan of Allen's in the past, telling Vogue in 2007 that “I'd hem his pants if he asked me to.” She was responding to praise from the director, who called her “criminally sexy” and said that “while she is a much stronger actress in every way, there is a tiny bit of Marilyn Monroe in her zaftig humidity.”

The actress was in Glasgow, Scotland, filming Jonathan Glazer's low-budget sci-fi movie “Under the Skin.” She'll next be seen in Disney's Marvel aforementioned superhero sequel “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” which opens in the U.S. on April 4.

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