A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The Academy Award-winning actor confirmed his decision in a statement to The Guardian on Thursday (January 19). Ever since she came out with her story back in 2014, more popular Hollywood personalities have sworn to never work with Allen again, even though he was not found guilty of child abuse and molestation.
When Dylan Farrow first made allegations of sexual abuse against her stepfather, Woody Allen, she was largely ignored.
The 22-year-old actor vowed in an Instagram post Monday to give his pay from Allen's film "A Rainy Day in New York" to Time's Up, an equality and anti-harassment campaign, RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, and The LGBT Center in NY.
"I am credible and I am telling the truth", she insisted.
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She broke down in tears when King showed her an old 60 Minutes interview with the Annie Hall director in which he denies the accusations. Farrow, now 32, recounted the 1992 incident, when she was 7 years old, in which she said Allen molested her in her mother's CT home. For years, Farrow has claimed that Allen sexually abused her when she was a child.
"I Never Molested My daughter". "I never molested my daughter as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago", Allen said in a statement. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some objective. "But I do have to take this opportunity to say that, for me, I have really struggled with the decision to do that project for a long time". Both, he said, concluded that "no molestation had ever taken place".
"I believe Dylan", Oscar-winner Natalie Portman told Oprah Winfrey in a recent group interview with others.
Farrow also shared that it wasn't the first time Allen behaved inappropriately toward her.
Specifically, she said, "I know that the tape was made over the course of at least two and perhaps three days".
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Rebecca Hall, who appeared in Allen's new film A Rainy Day in NY, said that she regretted her decision of working with the American filmmaker, and that "she wouldn't make the same one today".
Hall and the actor Timothee Chalamet, who are to appear in Allen's upcoming movie A Rainy Day in NY, have announced that they will donate their salaries from the film to charities including the Time's Up movement.
Born Allen Konigsberg on December 1, 1935, to a NY family of second generation Jewish immigrants, Allen spent much of his Brooklyn childhood alone in his room, practicing magic tricks or playing the clarinet.
Chalamet's co-star Rebecca Hall announced Friday she will donate her salary to Time's Up. However, considering the many celebrities who have spoken to him, fans are expecting more information to be released in the coming weeks.
I have my own turmoil that I'm grappling with over that decision.
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