Scarlett Johansson supports Woody Allen, doesn't believe molestation allegations


However, in the Hollywood Reporter interview, Johansson revealed that she didn't believe that her work with Time's Up - a movement encompassing more than 1,000 women in entertainment to foster accountability for and combat workplace sexual misconduct - was hypocritical in light of her simultaneous support of filmmaker Woody Allen.

At the Women's March in Washington a year ago, Johansson spoke about the importance of Planned Parenthood and women's health.

When asked how she feels about Allen, her director on Match Point, Scoop, and Vicky Christina Barcelona, Johansson insisted that she disagrees with the Hollywood heavyweights who have denounced him.

"I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it", continued the star.

At the time, she said she should "be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal because that is my job", - which didn't sit well with some people because she wasn't herself a transgender person (though she is an actor).

Allen responded by denying the allegation, as he always has.

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Here's what the 34-year-old actress had to share with the mag... "I love Woody", she told THR's Rebecca Keegan.

Amazon put Allen's latest film A Rainy Day in NY on ice over the sex abuse allegations, but another distributor will release the film in Europe later this year after it opened in Poland in July.

Woody has been investigated over the molestation allegations, but he has never been charged with a crime and has always maintained his innocence.

Johansson is now promoting her highly anticipated drama, Marriage Story - in which she and Adam Driver play a couple going through a divorce - which she says she made a decision to take on while she was going through a real-life divorce from her second husband, Romain Dauriac.

"She feels like someone who is thoughtful and progressive but realistic", Johansson said. As to whether or not allegations of past inappropriate touching will sink him, the actress also said, "I'm not sure".

A representative for Johansson did not immediately respond to EW's request for further comment or clarification on the THR quotes. One thing she is not, however, is consistent on the whole "believe women" thing.