Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson lashed out at actor James Franco, who showed public support for the Time’s Up movement while being accused of sexual misconduct by 5 women.
“My mind baffles ― 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 said Saturday at the Los Angeles Women’s March. “I want my pin back, by the way,” she said.
Johansson was referring to Franco’s appearance at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, where he joined other stars in dressing black and donning a Time’s Up pin in solidarity with the initiative, launched to help women fight workplace discrimination.
According to The Huffington Post, Johansson’s rep confirmed that her comments were directed at Franco. Franco has denied the claims of misconduct, and has encouraged women to continue speaking out.
He claimed he has his “own side of this story,” but will refrain from sharing it because he supports the movement.