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Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco: 'I want my pin back'

Scarlett Johansson calls out James Franco: 'I want my pin back'

Shortly after, as many as five women (aspiring actors and one he had a "consensual relationship" with) accused the actor of sexual misconduct.

Scarlett Johansson launched a scathing attack on James Franco while giving a speech at the Women's March in the US.

"When the Palestinian American Women's Association (PAWA) was approached by the Women's March Los Angeles Foundation to participate in this Saturday's anniversary event, the invitation to include a Palestinian women's organization was a welcomed step toward building a more aware and intersectional movement", said their statement.

Franco has denied the allegations levied against him, but acknowledged that he wants to "fix" a situation if he's "done something wrong".

"Congrats to Scarlett Johansson for calling out James Franco and the harmful cool girl narrative but you still haven't denounced Woody Allen and apologized to Dylan Farrow", wrote one user.

As well as addressing Franco in her speech, Johansson also took the opportunity to give a rousing personal story about learning to trust her own instincts.

A representative for Johansson later confirmed that her comments were indeed meant for James Franco.

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Whatever you think of the disputed territories (yep, I do not accept they are "occupied" at all), what is clear is that Scarlett Johansson wants peace and saw the employment of palestinian Arabs as key to this.

"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?", she said in a speech to the crowd of 500,000 gathered in downtown LA to protest US President Donald Trump and to support women's rights.

The Time's Up movement, which the Avengers actress is an original founder of, was created by leaders in entertainment and politics to fund legal defence for people who have experienced inequity in the workplace, across all industries. I don't know what else to do.

This included film critics, who felt it appropriate to talk about her "budding breasts" while discussing her film.

When the movie was released a year later, she described feeling excited to open her first fan mail but was left horrified when she opened it to find a letter from a man who had written a "rape fantasy" about her. I have total respect for her. "I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually, that I would feel unsafe".

The actress went on to say, "No more pandering". Among those who spoke to the crowd were Johansson, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman and Laverne Cox.

Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Anna Pacquin and singer Halsey joined women in NY.


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