Scarlett Johansson is standing by alleged child sex abuser Woody Allen, saying she loves him.
The actress sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to talk about a variety of topics including Allen.
Johansson has starred in three of his films; Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She has received critical acclaim for the roles and has shared a close relationship with the director.
She was then asked about her thoughts on Allen, following the #MeToo movement and his daughter Dylan Farrow accusing him of sexual abuse.
Johansson said, "I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime."
She continued, “I see Woody whenever I can, and I have 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."
Allen has been accused by his daughter Dylan of sexual abuse. Allen and his ex Mia Farrow adopted Dylan. She gave her first interview about the alleged abuse last year.
In the interview, she said Allen lied for years about the alleged abuse. Farrow claimed Allen sexually assaulted her when she was 7.
Dylan said during the sit-down, "As a seven year old, I would say he touched my private parts, which I did say. As a 32 year old, he touched my labia and my vulva with his finger.” Her mother Mia and brother Ronan have stood by Dylan.
Allen has denied the allegations of abuse. He would later marry Mia’s other adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, who he is still with till this day.