Dylan Farrow has responded to Scarlett Johansson’s comments about the sexual assault allegations against her father, Woody Allen.
Johansson came under fire on Wednesday after The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with the actress who adamantly defended Allen. Speaking to the outlet Johansson says about the embattled filmmaker, “I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”
In response to Johansson’s controversial remarks, Farrow posted a status on Twitter about the matter as she shared an article covering it from The Los Angeles Times. The daughter of Mia Farrow writes in an ironic tone “that you definitely should believe male predators who “maintain their innocence” without question.” She then slams Johansson saying the actress “has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion.” Read Farrow’s full Tweet below:
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
Farrow’s Tweet has gained support from people who lauded her bravery for speaking out about the matter. Farrow alleges that her father had sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions as a child even before the #MeToo movement. She has gone on to publicly speak against Allen even coming forward on a televised interview where she broke down in tears as she detailed the alleged assaults.
As for the reason why Johansson is convinced of Allen’s innocence, the Jojo Rabbit actress told THR:
“I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.” Johansson went on to acknowledge that her stance on the matter seems at odds with the #MeToo movement.
“Things needed to be stirred up, and so people have a lot of passion and a lot of strong feelings and are angry, and rightfully so,” she told the outlet. “It’s an intense time.”