Scarlett Johansson is speaking out against Dylan Farrow.
The actress was one of the celebrities called out specifically by Farrow in her open letter to The New York Times last month, in which Farrow stated Woody Allen molested her and asked stars such as Johansson and Alec Baldwin how they can continue to work with the director.
In an interview with The Guardian, Johansson took issue with Farrow’s approach to the sensitive situation.
“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.”
Farrow alleges that Allen sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions when she was seven years old.
The assertion has been out there for decades, and police even investigated the case in the early 1990s, but it has resurfaced in light of Allen’s Oscar nomination and Farrow’s essay.
“I don’t know anything about it,” Johansson told The Guardian. “It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other.”
Allen has denied all charges and believes Dylan Farrow is either lying; or has been brainwashed by a revenge-fueled Mia Farrow.
“I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash. I think [Allen will] continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it,” Scarlett concluded. “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.”
Who do you believe in this sordid tale?