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Dylan Farrow Slams Scarlett Johansson For Defending Woody Allen Amid Sex Abuse Claims

Dylan Farrow Slams Scarlett Johansson For Defending Woody Allen
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Sep. 5 2019, Updated 6:56 p.m. ET

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Scarlett Johansson openly defended Woody Allen when asked about his sexual assault case in a recent interview, and hearing her response, Dylan Farrow was not amused. 

The producer's accuser and former stepdaughter has long stood by her claims that Allen, 83, sexually abused her when he was just 7 years old. He, however, has vehemently denied the allegations, and investigators have found no substantial evidence to back up her claims. 

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This Wednesday, September 4 on Twitter, Farrow, 34, blasted Johansson, 34, for backing up Allen instead of her. 

“How do I feel about Woody Allen?” Johansson told The Hollywood Reporter. “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”

“I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it,” Johansson said of Allen’s reputation. “I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him," she added. 

The Los Angeles Times retweeted a link to the article, which Farrow reacted to. 

“Because if we’ve learned anything from the past two years it’s that you definitely should believe male predators who ‘maintain their innocence’ without question. Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion,” she wrote. “(And my apologies in advance for disrupting her google alerts again).”

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Article continues below advertisement readers know that with her comment, Farrow was referencing a 2014 incident in which she shared an open letter about the alleged molestation she suffered at the hands of Allen, and included the names of various actors who’ve worked with him and refuse to believe her. Johansson then complained about the letter, saying "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 has worked with Allen in various films such as Match Point, Scoop, and Vicky Christina Barcelona, and has become an advocate for women's rights — something which Farrow finds contradicting, as the actress refuses to believe her sexual abuse claims. 



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