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Scarlett Johansson calls Dylan Farrow's letter irresponsible

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Actress Scarlett Johansson has said that she thinks the open letter to Woody Allen, penned by his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow was "irresponsible".

Farrow's message details the alleged abuse carried out by her director father and also accuses the film industry of remaining quiet on the matter, including pointing the finger at actors who have worked with the director, including Johansson.

In an interview with the Guardian, the Her star was asked about how she felt about being one of the actors named in Farrow's letter.

Speaking for the first time on the matter, Johansson said: "I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me."

The actress, who recently announced she's engaged and is about to have her first child, also responded to questions that there's been a Woody Allen backlash.

"I'm unaware that there's been a backlash. I think he'll continue to know what he knows about the situation, and I'm sure the other people involved have their own experience with it. It's not like this is somebody that's been prosecuted and found guilty of something, and you can then go, 'I don't support this lifestyle or whatever.' I mean, it's all guesswork."

Johansson's film Under the Skin has just been released and is based on the Michel Faber novel of the same name. The movie, shot in Glasgow, focuses on Johansson who plays an alien who harvests men after luring them into a reserving liquid.

(Images: Rex Features)

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