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Scarlett Johansson addresses James Franco at Women's March: "I want my pin back"

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Just a few days after James Franco attended the Golden Globes with a Time’s Up pin indicating his support for the campaign to set up a legal defense fund in support of women who have been harassed in the workplace, The Los Angeles Times published a story about five women who had accused him of “sexually inappropriate or exploitative behavior.” This weekend, Scarlett Johansson addressed Franco and the allegations against him at a Women’s March event in Los Angeles, questioning how a person could “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 then added, “I want my pin back, by the way.”

That’s according to People, which got confirmation from one of Johansson’s reps that she was indeed referring to Franco and the Time’s Up pin he wore. Elsewhere in her speech, Johansson talked about her own history of “being taken advantage of” by men—both in Hollywood and in her personal life. She explained that she’s been in relationships that required “compromising what felt right” because “the power dynamic was so off,” adding that she allowed herself to be “unseen and degraded” just so she could have “the approval that women are conditioned to need.”


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