Washington, Jun 26 : U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama has downplayed his "email relationship" with Scarlett Johansson, saying that the actress does not even have his personal e-mail address.
The reason for the hopeful candidate issuing a statement about it was because earlier this month, Johansson claimed to have had a "personal dialogue" with Obama.
"You'd imagine that someone like the senator who is constantly traveling and constantly 'on' - how can he return these personal emails?" Usmagazine quoted her as having told Politico.
"But he does, and in his off-time I know he also calls people who have donated the minimum to thank them," she said.
But Obama had a different tale to tell reporters on June 24.
"She sent one email to [my assistant] Reggie [Love], who forwarded it to me," he said.
"I [wrote] saying, 'Thank you Scarlett for doing what you do,' and suddenly we have this email relationship," he added.