Dylan Farrow responds to Scarlett Johansson's support of Woody Allen: 'Scarlett has a long way to go'
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Dylan Farrow called out actress Scarlett Johansson on Twitter Wednesday after the actress spoke out in support of director Woody Allen on his sexual misconduct allegations, saying that Johansson has “a long way to go in understanding the issue she claims to champion."  

In 1992, Farrow accused Allen of sexually assaulting her while he was in a relationship with her mother, Mia Farrow. Allen has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter released Wednesday, Johansson, who has appeared in a number of Allen’s films, including “Match Point” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said “I love Woody” and that she believes his denial of the allegations.

“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,” Farrow tweeted Thursday.

Johansson has been a vocal advocate for the “Time’s Up” organization, which targets sexual harassment and violence, and she served as an original member and donor, according to USA Today.

In her interview, Johansson said she sees Allen "whenever I can,” and she has “had a lot of conversations with him about it.” 

“I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him,” Johansson told the Hollywood Reporter.

Johansson has previously criticized actor James Franco publicly over sexual misconduct allegations at the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles, attacking him for wearing a pin representing the “Time’s Up” organization to the Golden Globes, saying that she wanted her “pin back, by the way.”

“How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” Johansson asked at the march.