In September, Johansson told the Hollywood Reporter that she would work with her friend Allen anytime and that she believes his innocence despite the Me Too movement prompting many to rethink the decades-old allegations against the 83-year-old.
When asked whether the severe backlash she faced over her stance made her "think they had a point," Johansson replied, "I don't know—I feel the way I feel about it. It's my experience. I don't know any more than any other person knows. I only have a close proximity with Woody...he's a friend of mine. But I have no other insight other than my relationship with him."
Journalist Chris Heath then asked Johansson whether she thought her comments about Allen could be perceived as saying to a woman who has spoken out, "I don't believe you."
"Yeah," she replied. "I do understand how that is triggering for some people. But just because I believe my friend does not mean that I don't support women, believe women. I think you have to take it on a case-by-case basis. You can't have this blanket statement—I don't believe that. But that's my personal belief. That's how I feel."