Scarlett Johansson asked police for help after a run-in with paparazzi Monday. ScarJo had just appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. She went to a police station after paparazzi overpowered her security team, an LAPD spokesperson said.
“Last night, Scarlett Johansson was at Jimmy Kimmel. At some point in time, the paparazzi overpowered her security and for her security reasons and for her security team, they were taken to the Hollywood police station," the spokesperson says. "At that point, she was later able to leave the station. There was no crime report taken. She was just a little spooked."
On Tuesday, she issued a statement, likening her situation to that of Princess Diana’s, before her death. “Even after Princess Diana’s tragic death, the laws were never changed to protect targets from the lawless paparazzi,” she said in her statement. “Many paparazzi have criminal pasts and will perform criminal acts to get their shot.”
“The paparazzi put people’s lives at risk, so they can wait for days in quiet neighborhoods in blacked out cars, and try to follow me to the playground and photograph my child and other people’s children in a safe place that should be off limits, but isn’t,” Johansson continued.
She wrote, “All of this is perfectly legal. After yesterday’s incident, I felt it was my duty as a concerned citizen who was being pursued dangerously and stalked to go to the local precinct and seek guidance there. I would encourage others in a similar situation to go to the police.”
ScarJo appeared on Jimmy Kimmel with several other Avengers stars to promote Endgame. Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans and Don Cheadle were also there. Endgame drops April 26th.