Scarlett Johansson, the actress considered to be Woody Allen’s latest “muse,” isn’t happy to be dragged into Dylan Farrow’s public accusations against the famed director.
Farrow penned an open letter earlier this year accusing Allen, her estranged father, of molesting her as a young girl. The letter name checked several stars who have worked with Allen, accusing them of supporting someone who committed a heinous act.
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? Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
Johansson told The Guardian that it’s all “guesswork” regarding Allen’s guilt or innocence, and that Farrow shouldn’t have drawn her into the family’s drama.
I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me … I think [Allen will] continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I’m sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It’s not like this is somebody that’s been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, ‘I don’t support this lifestyle or whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork … It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other.