With the #metoo movement in full effect and alleged victims of sexual misconduct coming out of the woodwork, the old allegations that acclaimed and prolific filmmaker Woody Allen molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992 when she was a child are resurfacing again, The N.Y Times reported.
Farrow recently made her first public appearance on CBS this morning on the issue.
“Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down? Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt? Why shouldn’t I feel some sort of outrage that after all these years being ignored and disbelieved and tossed aside?”, Farrow told reporter Gayle King .
Several actors and actress have publically regretted working with Allen, as a result of the Farrow allegations resurfacing.
Timothee Chalaranet, said he does “not want to profit from any work on the film. He starred in the upcoming “Rainy Day in New York”, the L.A Times reported.
French Actress, Marion Cotillard, who starred in the Academy Award winner “Midnight in Paris” said: I would question more if he were to ask me to work with him again. Maybe I would dig more. I’m very ignorant about the story with him, I just see it hurts”
Rachel Brosnahan, star of Woody Allen’s Amazon mini-series “Crisis in Six Scenes” stated “While I can’t take it back, it’s important to me, moving forward, to make decisions that better reflect the things that I value and my worldview”, the L.A Times reported.
Colin Firth who starred in the 2014 film, “Magic in The Moonlight”, stated that he “would never work with him again”. Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and David Kromholtz, all stated similar sentiments of regret in dealing with Woody Allen.
Some stars still do support the director and had good experiences with him. Blake Lively, who starred in 2016’s “Café Society”, described Woody as “empowering to women”. Diane Keaton, who starred in “Annie Hall” and “Manhattan still considers Woody a “friend” and “believes him”, as far as his claims of innocence.
Allen, shortly after Farrow’s TV interview released a statement saying: “Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn’t make it any more true today than it was in the past”.
Writers at the N.Y Times pointed out that Woody’s sister Letty Aronson believes that Kate Winslet shot at an Oscar for the film “Wonder Wheel” was ruined because of Dylan Farrow, bringing the old accusations into the spotlight once more.
By Howard Hecht