Dylan Farrow attacks Scarlett Johansson for supporting Woody Allen

Gregory Wakeman
Contributor
Director Woody Allen poses during a photocall for the film "Cafe Society" out of competition, before the opening of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 11, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Dylan Farrow has attacked Scarlett Johansson for her recent comments supporting Woody Allen, declaring that the actress “has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion.”

In August, 1992, Farrow accused Woody Allen of molesting her as a 7-year-old. Allen has repeatedly denied the allegation, and in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter Johansson insisted that she “loved” and “believed” the writer and director, who she has worked with several times.

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Farrow took to Twitter for the first time in nearly a year to respond to Johansson’s comments, writing, “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.”

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Scarlett Johansson attends "Marriage Story" photocall during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 29, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Farrow also retweeted two posts from Jon Lovett, the former speechwriter for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton who is also the partner of Dylan’s brother Ronan Farrow, which further attacked Johansson and Allen.

At the French premiere for his latest film A Rainy Day In New York, Allen once again tried to insist that he should be “the poster boy for the #MeToo movement.”

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“I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses, not one of them has ever complained about me; not a single complaint,” Allen remarked, according to the Guardian.

“I’ve employed women in the top capacity for years and we’ve always paid them the equal of men. I’ve done everything the MeToo movement would love to achieve.”

Rainy Day in New York will open the Deauville Film Festival in France on Friday, and is being released across Europe but not the U.S.