Scarlett Johansson speaks about Woody Allen's sex abuse scandal
As most people now know, Dylan Farrow wrote an open letter on Feb. 1 claiming that she had been sexually abused by her adoptive father, Woody Allen. Allen quickly denied the allegations in an essay of his own, but more recently, some of Allen’s collaborators have been joining the conversation — including Scarlett Johansson, who shared her opinion with The Guardian in a new interview.
“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 said. “That just feels irresponsible to me.”
The actor continued: “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.”
She ended by saying, “I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other.”
Johansson’s rep hasn’t yet responded to EW’s request for comment.