Scarlett Johannson: Dylan Farrow's Essay Was "Irresponsible," There's No Woody Allen "Backlash"

Celebrity News Mar. 17, 2014 AT 10:15AM
Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson in Cannes on May 12, 2005 Credit: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

ScarJo speaks -- not about her pregnancy, but about her one of her most frequent, and controversial, collaborators, Woody Allen. In a new interview with the UK's The Guardian, Scarlett Johansson broke her silence on Allen's recently reignited family feud with daughter Dylan Farrow, who wrote for the first time about allegedly suffering sexual abuse at the age of 7 at the hands of her famous father in a New York Times piece last month.

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Dylan, 28, specifically called out by name Johansson and other actors who have worked with him, including Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett and Diane Keaton. "What if I had been your child?" (Allen categorically denied all of his daughter's accusations.)

"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," Johansson, 29, told the Guardian. "That just feels irresponsible to me."

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When the British paper asked the Captain America: Winter Soldier star whether the scandal had any affect on her relationship with Allen, 77, she mused: "I don't know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other. "

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Oddly enough, Johnasson claimed surprised when asked if there's any "backlash" against the Oscar-winning Blue Jasmine filmmaker. "I'm unaware that there's been a backlash. 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," the  newly engaged star said. "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."

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