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Scarlett Johansson dismisses rumors of family rift

A representative for Scarlett Johansson has dismissed rumors the Hollywood actress has fallen out with her mother over her finances, insisting the pair enjoys a "solid and loving" relationship.

Scarlett Johansson's mom, Melanie Sloan, hit headlines this month (Jan12) when it was revealed she is suing for the return of a house deposit after she failed to secure a mortgage deal.

Subsequent reports suggested Sloan fell out with her daughter over money in recent months after the Lost In Translation star dropped her as her manager in 2009, but Scarlett Johansson's spokesperson is adamant rumors of a rift are not true.

The rep tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "Scarlett and Melanie are as close as they have ever been. They are incredibly proud of the solid and productive professional partnership they had through the many years they worked together. Their personal relationship is solid and loving."