Dylan Farrow criticises Scarlett Johansson for defending Woody Allen over sexual harassment claims
Los Angeles: Dylan Farrow has criticised actor Scarlett Johansson for her recent statements in support of director Woody Allen.
Farrow had accused Allen, her adoptive father, of sexually abusing her when she was a child in 1992. She reiterated her claims against Allen in 2013 in a Vanity Fair interview, which caught steam in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Allen has denied the charges.
Johansson, who has worked with Allen on films such as Match Point, Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, told The Hollywood Reporter that she supports the 83-year-old filmmaker and is open to work with him again.
Reacting to Johansson's interview, Farrow wrote on Twitter
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. https://t.co/S1NmttL9tJ
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) September 5, 2019
In the THR interview, Johansson said, "I believe him, and I would work with him anytime. I have been very direct with him, and he's very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.
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Updated Date: Sep 07, 2019 11:27:52 IST