The Avengers: Infinity war actress Scarlett Johansson has fired back at the ‘demeaning’ claims of being auditioned to date actor Tom Cruise. On Wednesday, the actress denied the claims and made it clear that nothing like that ever happened.

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In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, she said, “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in a relationship is so demeaning.”

“I refuse for anyone to spread the idea that I lack the integrity to choose my own relationships. Only a man aka Brendan Tighe would come up with a crazy story like that,” she continued.

Johansson statement comes right after  Brendan Tighe, a former Scientologist made these claims on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today”. Tighe who claims to be part of Cruise’s Scientology security unit says the actresses’ reports accidentally came to his printer and he recognised Scarlet’s name.

He further revealed, “Another actress, Erika Christensen, had to disconnect from Scarlett Johansson because it didn’t go well. That was in that report.”

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The 33-year-old actress is currently dating Saturday Night Live comedian Colin Jost. Johansson and Cruise dated each other from November 2004 to January 2005.