Scarlett Breaks Silence About The Grope

Perhaps emboldened by her knowledge that her absence at the Oscars will make a retaliatory bodice-ripping by handsy red-carpet instigator Isaac Mizrahi a difficult proposition, Scarlett Johansson has finally broken her silence on The Grope, that spectacularly uncomfortable moment at the Golden Globes during which America held its breath, looked at each other, then asked, "Hold on, he's gay, right? Oh, then that's hilarious!" before sighing with relief. Johansson tells the LAT:

"It was definitely in poor taste," said Johansson, speaking about her reaction publicly for the first time.

"I'd been prepping for two hours with hair and makeup and getting dressed. And the first interview I do, someone who I have never met before fondles me for his own satisfaction."

Johansson was wearing a clingy, low-cutgown that made the most of her ample bust line when Mizrahi made his move.

"Mostly, I was thinking, 'Oh, my god. This is happening on live TV.' I don't think he got a huge thrill out it. He was making some shocking show or whatever for his channel and wanted to be different and racy and all of those things.

"When it happened, I think I actually said, 'What the heck is going on?' At the same time, people made a huge deal out of something that, in the moment, was not as exciting as it seemed afterward."

Johansson, speaking from the Los Angeles set of her new movie, "The Prestige," isn't buying Mizrahi's explanation that he was just a designer trying to figure out how her dress was made.

"I'm sure he was very fascinated by that like he doesn't know how a dress works," she said.

Now that Mizrahi's ruse has been exposed, he's going to need something more inventive than a "I'm just a curious fashion designer who needs to handle your rack for professional reasons" gambit if he plans on getting near any more A-list ladyparts. Unaroused gay man trying to make good TV or not, he'd better think twice before trying to convince Charlize Theron that her panties are on fire and that he needs to immediately smother the underthing conflagration with his suspiciously handy asbestos gloves.