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Woody Allen's adoptive daughter criticises Scarlett Johansson for not believing sex abuse claims

Scarlett Johansson Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 06, 2019, 09.29 PM (IST)

Scarlett Johansson is now being criticised for her stand on sexual abuse allegations made against ace filmmaker Woody Allen. The most prominent among them is from Dylan Farrow who, after Scarlett defended Woody, tweeted,  “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."

She also said that the actor who has spoken out against sexual harassment at various Time's Up events – "has a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion".

Dylan Farrow is the director’s adoptive daughter who accused him of sexual abuse and went public with her claim.

This is in response to Scarlett who when asked about Woody, said, "I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. I love Woody – I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”

Scarlett has worked with Woody on three films and detailed in an interview, her conversations with him about the accusations. 

Meanwhile, Dylan’s accusations against woody date back to 1992. No charges were filed against the director, who was investigated over the claims.

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Dylan Farrow is the director’s adoptive daughter who accused him of sexual abuse and went public with her claim.