Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco's hypocrisy at yesterday's Women's March

Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco's hypocrisy at yesterday's Women's March

At the Women's March in Los Angeles on January 20, Scarlett Johansson took the stage in support of the Me Too and Time's Up movements - and she shocked the crowd when she called out James Franco in her powerful speech.

While Johansson's speech doesn't specifically call out Franco, Just Jared confirms that he was indeed her intended target.

James, who won Best Actor for a Musical Or Comedy at the Globes, told Stephen Colbert he wore the badge because he supported the campaign and when it came to the accusations made against him on social media, they were "not accurate". A few days later, the L.A. Times printed a report of five women accusing Franco of sexual misconduct.

The actress addressed a 500,000-strong crowd at Grand Park, asking: 'How could a person publicly stand by an organisation that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?'

She added: "I want my pin back, by the way".

Allen has denied the allegations from his adopted daughter Farrow, 32, who claimed he sexually abused her when she was 7 years old.

According to their statement on Facebook, Johansson "has expressed her unapologetic support of illegal settlements in the West Bank, a human rights violation recognized by the worldwide community whose calls only led to a reaffirmation of her position, sending a clear message that Palestinian voices and human rights for Palestinians do not matter".

Speaking of one his accusers, Ally Sheedy, he said: 'There were some things I read on Twitter, first of all I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy.

As you can see, the actress did not name James Franco directly.

Johansson then related her own personal experience: "Suddenly I was 19 again and I began to remember all the men who had taken advantage of the fact that I was a young woman who didn't yet have the tools to say no, or understand the value of my own self-worth".

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Johansson has been a vocal supporter for a variety of issues including Puerto Rico relief, Planned Parenthood, the Time's Up movement, and the Women's march, but she has also been under fire over the years for her work with Woody Allen on multiple times and her role in the whitewashing of films.

"There are stories that need to get out", Franco said. I'm completely willing and want to'.

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