Scarlett Johansson Turns Down Marine Corps Ball Invite

July 28, 2011 By:
Scarlett Johansson Turns Down Marine Corps Ball Invite

Who knew the Marine Corps. were so big on celebrities? They’ve gone after Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake so it was only a matter of time before another big name was invited to the Marine Corps. Ball. And that name is Scarlett Johansson.

Sgt. Dustin L. Williams asked ScarJo to be his date in a YouTube video but will have to find another date to the Nov. 10 Marine Corps Ball.

ScarJo is too busy to attend the ball so she sent him a bottle of champagne instead. Yeah, that’s totally the same thing.

In an exclusive statement to Zap2it, Johansson writes:

“I feel incredibly honored to have been invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Sgt. Dustin L. Williams. Not only does Sgt. Williams deserve recognition for his bravery, selflessness and dedication to the United States and its people, but he also displays a cheeky talent for film making.

“Sgt. Williams, unfortunately due to prior commitments I will not be able to attend the Ball with you this year but I am sending you a case of Moet and Chandon with gratitude. In my absence, I raise a glass to you and all the men and women of the U.S. Marine Corps, past and present, in thanks for your continued commitment to preserving the safety of our nation.” -- Scarlett

Mila and Justin already agreed to go. “Terminator" star Linda Hamilton also accepted her invite. Betty White sent her regrets and, as far as we know, Miley Cyrus hasn't yet responded to her invitation.

Check out Sgt. William’s invite for ScarJo below…