Monday, June 30, 2008

Obama denies e-mail relationship with Scarlett Johansson

Barrack Obama put recent reports suggesting that he was in regular touch over e-mail with actress Scarlett Johansson in perspective saying that he responded to a single email from her thanking her for her support.

"She sent one email to [my assistant] Reggie [Love], who forwarded it to me," he said. "I write saying, 'thank you Scarlett for doing what you do,' and suddenly we have this email relationship."

Obama clarified that Johansson does not have his personal e-mail address.

Earlier this month Johansson told that she finds it "amazing" that Barack Obama has the time to answer her adoring e-mails.

"I feel like I'm supporting someone, and having a personal dialogue with them, and it's amazing," added Johansson.

Her statements had been interpreted to suggest that she was regularly exchanging e-mails with the Presumptive Democratic Party Presidential candidate.

Johansson, 23, an ardent supporter of Obama, has campaigned tirelessly for him and appeared in his celebrity-packed Yes We Can Internet music video.

"My heart belongs to Barack," she joked with Associated Press reporter in January. "I am engaged to Barack Obama."

Johansson's twin brother Hunter works on the Obama campaign.