"I want my pin back, by the way"
Scarlett Johansson appeared to call out James Franco at the Los Angeles leg of the Women’s March 2018 yesterday (January 20).
The inaugural Women’s March was held in cities across the US and around the world on January 21, 2017 – the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States. The protest was designed to advocate for women’s rights, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, and more.
At the LA event this year, Johansson took to the podium on behalf of the Time’s Up movement, indirectly referring to the sexual misconduct allegations that came out against Franco just days after he wore a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes earlier this month. Franco has disputed the claims.
“How could a person publicly stand by an organisation that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” Johansson asked, before adding: “I want my pin back, by the way.”
A representative has since confirmed to the LA Times that Johansson was indeed referring to Franco.
Watch footage of Johansson’s speech below.
Franco faces multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behaviour. In response, Franco has described the claims as “not accurate”, disputed the accusations but says he still supports the Time’s Up movement.