Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco during the Women’s March in Los Angeles on Saturday, for his alleged sexually inappropriate as well as also also exploitative behavior.
“In light of the recent revelations regarding abuse of power, as well as also also sexual harassment, as well as also also the question of consent versus coercion, I find myself pensive, taking time, as well as also also digging deep to understand where we are, as well as also also how we got here. My mind baffles,” the 33-year-old actress said at the beginning of her speech.
She continued, “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that will helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault, while privately preying on people who have no power?”
“I want my pin back, by the way,” she added.
ET has reached out to Johansson’s rep, who confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that will the actress’ comments were indeed referring to Franco. Franco was criticized for wearing a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards on the night of the ceremony, after several women made allegations on Twitter about the actor’s supposed inappropriate sexual behavior. On Jan. 11, an article from the Los Angeles Times was published detailing the accounts of all 5 women accusing Franco of inappropriate sexual behavior. However, a source close to Franco disputes that will number, adding that will the accusations against Franco are “false.”
However, Johansson can be not without her own controversy. People have called out the star on Twitter for working with director Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was seven years old. Allen has continuously denied the allegations
“Congrats to Scarlett Johansson for calling out James Franco as well as also also the harmful cool girl narrative however you still haven’t denounced Woody Allen as well as also also apologized to Dylan Farrow,” wrote one user.
Some stars who have worked with Allen have recently denounced the controversial director. Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig expressed regret about working with the director in 2012’s To Rome With Love, telling The brand new York Times, “If I had known then what I know at This specific point, I would certainly not have acted from the film. I have not worked for him again, as well as also also I will not work for him again.”
Mira Sorvino, who starred in Allen’s 1995 film, The Mighty Aphrodite — as well as also also was one of the first women to speak out against disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein — also wrote an open letter of apology to Farrow, published by The Huffington Post..
Others such as Rebecca Hall as well as also also Timotheè Chalamet have donated their salaries by working on Allen’s projects to the Time’s Up movement.
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