Last month Woody Allen‘s estranged daughter Dylan Farrow penned an open letter in The New York Times when she took certain actors to task to continue working with Allen after he had been accused of sexually abusing her. This weekend The Guardian asked Scarlett Johansson, who is pregnant with her first child, about how she felt being named in the letter. Scarlett stated that she feels this was irresponsible:
“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 guess it’s difficult to comment on the situation when you have starred in three of Allen’s movies, but it’s not impossible. Hell, I don’t even know Woody Allen and I have commented on this situation a mess of times.
And what has she made about the backlash against Allen? “I’m unaware that there’s been a backlash.
Wait, hold up. How can she be unaware of a backlash? Does she never read newspapers or google directors she is planning on working with or ever turn on a television? I hate it when celebrities claim they are unaware of things that are going on in the news that are extremely popular news stories. It’s like a celebrity saying they are unaware that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has vanished.
I think he’ll 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.”
This lifestyle? This lifestyle of being accused of raping a child? That isn’t a lifestyle, lady. Yes, it’s all guesswork and speculation and you can choose to believe one side or the other but to call what Allen has been accused of a “lifestyle” is beyond offensive, and precisely why Farrow was so brave to pen the open letter to begin with. Dating women who are adults but 20 years younger than you is a lifestyle. Being a golfer is a lifestyle. Being a party person or a book lover or a bird watcher is a lifestyle. Not raping children. I hope for her kid’s sake Johansson learns this lesson before she gives birth.
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