Britain’s Cosmopolitan magazine has responded to claims from Scarlett Johansson that a recent interview featured in the publication was “wholly fabricated”, saying they are taking the complaint “seriously”.
A rep for the actress fired off a statement on December 14, saying she plans to pursue “legal action” against the mag, after Cosmo put Johansson on the front cover and published supposed quotes about her marriage to Ryan Reynolds.
“The cover story is an obvious attempt by UK Cosmopolitan to gain monetarily by misinforming their readers,” Marcel Pariseau said. “Ms. Johansson, who goes to great lengths to preserve an authentic representation of herself with respect to her fans and the media, is disappointed to see a seemingly reputable publication inexplicably publish a work of fiction at her expense.”
Cosmopolitan has responded to the accusations, issuing a statement on Monday (December 15) saying:
“UK Cosmopolitan printed an interview with Scarlett Johansson that included quotes from an agency journalist regarding the actress’s marriage. We ran these quotes in good faith with the understanding that the interview was carried out with the approval of Ms. Johansson and her publicist. UK Cosmopolitan is taking the complaints by Ms. Johansson’s publicist seriously and is investigating the matter further.”