Scarlett Johansson Stands Firm on Woody Allen Defense: “He’s a Friend of Mine”

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Scarlett Johansson reaffirmed her support for Woody Allen amidst ongoing controversy surrounding the filmmaker’s past.

Despite public condemnation from other Hollywood figures following accusations of molesting his adoptive daughter, Johansson maintains her stance, emphasizing her relationship with Allen.

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Addressing her outspoken nature on controversial topics, Johansson asserted her right to express her opinions without fear of backlash.

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She highlighted the importance of staying true to oneself, even in the face of criticism, emphasizing the need for authenticity in representation.

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Johansson’s vocal support for various social causes, including the Democratic Party and the Time’s Up movement, contrasts with her defense of Allen.

This juxtaposition has drawn scrutiny, particularly regarding her commitment to supporting victims of sexual assault while standing by Allen, whom she has collaborated with on multiple projects.

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Despite criticism, Johansson remains committed to supporting Allen, stating, “I don’t know any more than anyone knows.

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I only have a proximity with Woody . . . he’s a friend of mine.” She acknowledges the controversy surrounding her stance but asserts that supporting Allen does not diminish her support for women or belief in their experiences.

Johansson’s unwavering loyalty to Allen has sparked debate within the entertainment industry, with some questioning whether the focus should shift away from her personal views on the matter.

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As the discussion surrounding Johansson’s defense of Allen continues, her steadfast stance prompts reflection on the complexities of personal relationships and their intersection with public scrutiny in Hollywood.

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