Watch footage of Johansson's speech below.
Franco has not yet responded to Johansson's comments.
When the Palestinian American Women's Association (PAWA) was approached by the Women's March Los Angeles Foundation to participate in this Saturday's anniversary event, the invitation to include a Palestinian women's organization was a welcomed step toward building a more aware and intersectional movement.
"I've come to realize that not just my 19 year-old self but my schoolyard self, my married self, my professional self have all been at times a victim of this very condition", Johansson continued.More news: Trump campaign releases ad tying Democrats to murders by illegal immigrants
Franco, for his part, has denied the allegations.
Johansson was one of the 300 Hollywood women who signed the Time's Up coalition's open letter that alleges there is rampant sexual harassment in workplaces. I want my pin back, by the way, ' Johansson questioned the man's intentions in front of the audience.
Franco subsequently skipped the Critics' Choice Awards, where he won best actor for The Disaster Artist.More news: Germany: Breakthrough for Angela Merkel in coalition talks
Johansson added that she now understands that British opinion on the status of the West Bank is generally more clearcut than she had found elsewhere.
"We feel like our work isn't done and that there's so much more that we need to fix", said Tanaquil Eltson, 14, who also participated in Washington's 2017 march. "I have made a promise to myself to be responsible to my self, that in order to trust my instincts I must first respect them".
Johansson and Portman were just two celebrities who joined hundreds of thousands of women across the USA on the anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency. While her position may not be reflective of all organizers at the Women's March Los Angeles Foundation, PAWA can not in good conscience partner itself with an organization that fails to genuinely and thoughtfully recognize when their speaker selection contradicts their message. "Please never ever ask me why I left the film/TV business", read one of her tweets.
"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a ideal day for all Women to March", he wrote.More news: Amazon Go tests retail waters with cashier-less convenience store
The actress said the experience of being sexualized so young by fans, commentators and the industry in which she worked, caused her to "reject any role that even had a kissing scene.in interviews I emphasized how bookish I was and how serious I was". I am here to listen and learn and change perspective where it's off.