Scarlett Johansson slams 'stalker' paparazzi after 'dangerous pursuit'

Scarlett Johansson on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Scarlett Johansson on Jimmy Kimmel Live

On Monday night, actress Scarlett Johansson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! alongside her Avengers: Endgame co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Paul Rudd to promote the upcoming film. E! News adds that Capt. Steve Lurie of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division explained the scant details in a police report.

The Avengers actress has branded paparazzi "criminal stalkers" and warned of another "Princess Diana incident" after claiming she was pursued by a pack of them.

Princess Diana was injured in a vehicle crash just after midnight on 31 August 1997 while her auto sped away from photographers.

A spokesperson for the LAPD has since told ET, "Last night Scarlett Johansson was at "Jimmy Kimmel".

She further elaborated on why she feared for her life after leaving the show, saying that there were five cars full of men running red lights just to follow her.

"All of this is perfectly legal", Johansson noted.

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LAPD says The Avengers star was overpowered by paparazzi and her security detail made a decision to take her to the police station. Paparazzi are "criminal stalkers" and they should be treated as such, Johansson insists.

Johansson said Tuesday that she felt it was her "duty as a concerned citizen" who was being stalked to seek help from local police and urged others who are being "pursued dangerously" to do the same.

In her statement, Johansson slammed the photographers for putting "other drivers and pedestrians at risk", stating that these scenarios are merely "a waiting game before another person gets seriously injured or killed, like Princess Diana", The Guardian noted. "It's a fruitless pursuit for me but a different situation than someone who loses a job over their image being used like that".

"Many paparazzi have criminal pasts and will perform criminal acts to get their shot", Scarlett said in a statement to E!

On a brighter note, fans will soon be able to check out Scarlett Johansson in Avengers: Endgame, which hits theaters on April 26th.

"The paparazzi consistently go to increasingly unsafe lengths to stalk and harass the people they are photographing", Johansson said.

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