Scarlett Johansson slammed James Franco in powerful Women's March speech
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson slammed James Franco at the Los Angeles Women's March on Saturday. She attacked him for supporting the Time's Up initiative publicly, but "privately preying on people who have no power".
"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 to the massive crowd gathered in LA to protest against US?President Donald Trump and to support women's rights.
"I want my pin back," she added.
James Franco, along with several other actors, wore a Time's Up pin to the Golden Globe awards on January 7. He won the Best Actor in a comedy award, for his film, The Disaster Artist.
Shortly after, several women accused him of sexual misconduct. Franco denied all allegations.
Times Up is an initiative that provides aid to victims of sexual crimes.
Though Scarlett did not take Franco's name directly, her representative confirmed to Los Angeles Times, that indeed, she was speaking about him.
She also spoke about her own experiences in her speech. "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. 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," she said.