Her recent speech at L.A. Women’s March did not go too well for the star! As expected, she gave a powerful speech denouncing actor James Franco for his numerous moral transgressions of victimizing women.
However, the fact that the actress had
swept away similar accusations of misdemeanor levelled against director Woody
Allen —calling them unsubstantiated by courts— in an interview almost four
years ago, worked to her disadvantage.
It is a known fact that James Franco is being unanimously condemned after he was accused of taking undue advantage of five women, and rightly so.
Nonetheless, when Scarlett Johansson castigated him for his nefarious actions, her speech backfired. The reason? Well, an almost four-year-old interview where she (almost) supported Woody Allen when his daughter by adoption accused him of physically abusing her at the tender age of seven.
In her interview, contents of which are now scathing her, she had beseeched people to not indict the director based on mere allegations until proven otherwise in court.
So, in the light of her -recent and past- comments, it is only natural for people to cry fie over a speech which is the exact opposite of her older stance on the same matter.
In her Women’s March speech, Johansson got candid about her own exploitation at the tender age of twelve after receiving her first movie character.
She spoke of her heart-rending victimisation at the hands of a great many men at an age she could not differentiate right from wrong…and when she did not possess the wherewithal to counter molestation.
She also mentioned her many relationships
over the years in many of which she was forced to stifle her conscience to get
She ended on a
positive note stating that she was a staunch supporter of the #MeToo movement
and was happy to see so many women rooting for equality.
Based on materials: nzherald.co.nz