Scarlett Johansson made a speech at the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles and basically rips into James Franco for being a hypocrite.
Johansson gave her speech targetting Franco in front of 500,000 women. A representative for Johansson later confirmed to the LA Times that she was referring directly to Franco.
“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?” said Johansson.
Johansson called out Franco because he claims to be an ally of the movement against sexual harassment and abuse, but then later exposed as an alleged perpetrator himself.
Johansson went as far as saying, “I want my pin back, by the way.”
She went on to detail her own experiences.
“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,” she said.
“I had many relationships both personal and professional where the power dynamic was so off that I had to create a narrative that I was the cool girl who could hang in and hang out, and that sometimes meant compromising what felt right for me.”
Johansson went on to recount how she now respects her instincts in situations and speaks up.
“No more pandering. No more feeling guilty about hurting someone’s feelings when something doesn’t feel right for me,” she said. “I have made a promise to myself to be responsible to my self, that in order to trust my instincts I must first respect them.”