Scarlett Johansson has starred in some of Woody Allen’s most successful movies in recent years, but she has publicly declined to speculate on the controversy surrounding his daughter.
“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,” the “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” star told “The Guardian.”
Johansson added that she’s “unaware” of the backlash against him, noting, “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 of whatever.’ I mean, it’s all guesswork.”
Dylan Farrow wrote a piece for “The New York Times” alleging that her father sexually assaulted her as a small child, indicting some of the stars in his films for continuing to work with him.
“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?” she wrote. “You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?”
Blanchett chose to thank the controversial director in her Best Actress Oscar speech for "Blue Jasmine," having earlier expressed her hope that the family finds “some resolution and peace.”