Jada Pinkett-Smith is speaking out about the Tristan Thompson/Jordan Woods scandal, saying that Woods choose to go on her show Red Table Talk because it was a "safe place" to address her side of the story. 

In an interview with People, she said, “Jordyn really felt like it was the only safe place that she could do that interview.  It actually wasn’t something I wanted to do because it was very close, but as time transpired, Jordyn was just like, ‘I really need you in this platform’ and Will felt like it was supremely important. So I was like, okay let’s do it.”

Wood's father John was a sound engineer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

Jada said that she wanted the episode to humanize Woods and deepen the conversation about the incident, saying, “That was my intention honestly. I just wanted her to have a platform to tell her story. That’s it. She’s a young beautiful woman inside and out and me having been a young girl, we sometimes get in situations that we don’t necessarily know how to handle… You just help young girls navigate through life, through difficult situations we’ve all come across.”