Hungarian HFPA Member Admits Plagiarizing, Recycling Quotes in Scarlett Johansson Profile (Exclusive)

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Hungarian journalist and longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Association member Anikó Navai has admitted to plagiarizing and recycling quotes for an unauthorized Scarlett Johansson interview published last month in a Hungarian magazine, TheWrap has learned. The top editor of the Budapest-based Nok Lapja, which published Navai’s profile of the “Black Widow” star on June 15, told TheWrap that it has severed all ties with the journalist after an investigation found that she had lifted quotes from other sources and repurposed quotes from previous interviews. “We will inform our readers about the incident and apologize to all parts concerned for the inconvenience,” Nok Lapja’s editor-in-chief Virag Vass told TheWrap. “Since the case we terminated our cooperation with Anikó, who has brought a number of quality materials to our paper so far, but this time she has obviously made a serious mistake.” In an email to Johansson’s publicist reviewed by TheWrap, Navai admitted she lifted a short quote from a November 2020 ScreenRant story about the Budapest shoot of “Black Widow,” without attribution, and that she recycled material from past HFPA interviews with Johansson about her life and career. (In fact, ScreenRant’s quotes about Johansson’s work on the Budapest set of “Black Widow”...

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