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Dylan Farrow calls out Scarlett Johansson for supporting Woody Allen

2019-09-07

Mia Farrow and daughter Dylan Farrow attend 2016 Time 100 Gala in New York. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Time)

Dylan Farrow is putting Scarlett Johansson in her place for openly supporting and professing her “love” for Woody Allen — who she publicly accused of molesting her when she was a child.

During an interview published this week in The Hollywood Reporter, the actress, who has starred in Allen-helmed films including “Match Point” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” says she believes the controversial director when it comes to accusations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter Farrow when she was 7 years old.

Actress Scarlett Johansson and director Woody Allen attend a screening of "Match Point" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Dec. 14, 2005.
Actress Scarlett Johansson and director Woody Allen attend a screening of "Match Point" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Dec. 14, 2005. (Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

“I love Woody,” Johannson said. “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime

Farrow took to social media and publicly aired her disappointment with the Marvel star. She framed her disgust by referencing the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements — which Johansson has publicly supported in recent years.

"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," Farrow wrote on Twitter, "Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion."

Farrow’s tweet was a direct response to the Los Angeles Times, which tweeted Wednesday, “And now a moment of silence for Scarlett Johansson’s publicist,” along with a link to the newspaper’s coverage of Johansson’s support of Allen.

In 2014, Farrow, whose mother is actress Mia Farrow, wrote an open letter in The New York Times, detailing for the first time in public what she allegedly went through.

“I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” she wrote. “He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies.”

The actress also called out celebrities who had worked with Allen, including Johansson, and fellow award winning actresses Cate Blanchett and Emma Stone.

She wrote: “What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?”

The alleged abuse occurred in 1992 at Mia Farrow’s Connecticut home.

Allen, who married another one of Farrow’s adoptive children, has consistently denied the allegations.

Connecticut officials investigated the allegations and no charges were filed.