Dylan Farrow calls out Scarlett Johansson for defending Woody Allen amid sexual abuse claims


Dylan Farrow called out Scarlett Johansson for defending Woody Allen (Picture: Getty)

Dylan Farrow has blasted Scarlett Johansson for defending Woody Allen against sexual abuse allegations.

Scarlett said earlier this week that she ‘loves’ the 83-year-old director, believes he is ‘innocent’ and would ‘work with him anytime’.

Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan – who has alleged that Woody abused her when she was seven years old – said the Avengers actress has a ‘long way to go’ in understanding women’s rights.

‘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,’ Dylan tweeted on Thursday.

‘Scarlett has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion.’

In a separate tweet, she posted: ‘(And my apologies in advance for disrupting her google alerts again).’

Scarlett said she ‘believes’ Woody and would ‘work with him anytime’ (Picture: Rex Features)

Scarlett, who has worked with Woody on 2005’s Match Point, 2006’s Scoop and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), shared her love for Allen on Wednesday.

‘I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime. I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.’

Dylan has consistently maintained that Allen abused her in 1992 and reiterated her allegations in the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up.

Dylan detailed her alleged sexual assault in an interview with Gayle King on CBS last year.

The mother-of-one alleged she was taken to an ‘attic crawl space’ in her mother’s country house and ‘instructed to lie on her stomach and play with her brother’s toy set’ before Allen allegedly ‘touched her labia and vulva’.

Dylan Farrow – seen here with mum Mia – alleged Woody assaulted her when she was seven (Picture: Getty)

She then claimed that wasn’t the only time Allen had been inappropriate toward her, adding, ‘He would follow me around. He was always touching me, cuddling me and if I ever said, you know, like I want to go off by myself, he wouldn’t let me.

‘He often asked me to get into bed with him when he had only his underwear on and sometimes when only I had my underwear on.’

Allen wasn’t charged after both New York State Child Welfare investigators and a report by the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital found that the abuse did not happen.

Woody has vehemently denied Dylan’s allegations, claiming she had been ‘coached’ in her story by her mother Mia Farrow.

He said: ‘When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare.

‘They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place. Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious breakup.’

Since the allegations came to light, the likes of Michael Caine, Freida Pinto, Timothée Chalamet (who donated his salary from working on Woody’s A Rainy Day In New York to Time’s Up) and Greta Gerwig all publicly expressed their regret at working with Woody.



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