Ever since the rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, many in Hollywood have been keeping their distance from Woody Allen… but not Scarlett Johansson. The actress has spoken out in defense of the director. Allen has long denied his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow’ sexual abuse allegations, and ScarJo says she “believes him.”
Since Farrow’s claims have been put back in the limelight, multiple actors have gone public with their regrets about working with Allen. While the likes of Michael Cain, Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, and even Amazon Studios say they're done with the director, Johansson says she’d “work with him anytime.”
And yes, that's in spite of her involvement with the Time’s Up movement. She says she understands that it’s “rightfully an intense time,” she’s continuing to stand by the director. As word of her comments has spread, ScarJo has gotten much less support than she has scorn.
Allen directed Johansson in some of her landmark movies, like 2005’s “Match Point,” and she’s gone on to become the highest-paid actress in Hollywood… to this day, she has love for the director. “I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about [the allegations],” she adds. “I have been very direct with him and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him."
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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