Woody Allen alleges Dylan Farrow is cynically using the Time's Up movement

Peter Castro
January 21, 2018

The comments come after Colin Firth became the latest former Allen movie castmember to say he wouldn't work with the director again, after Allen's adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow this week re-affirmed her long-time allegations that Allen molested her when she was 7. Colin Firth also announced his decision to not work with Allen again the same day Farrow's interview was aired.

Woody Allen has always denied allegations that he abused his adopted daughter when she was seven-years-old.

In a statement released to CBS News yesterday, Woody Allen stated:"When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare". Farrow previously criticized Hollywood for staying silent about sexual misconduct allegations against her father.

Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Rachel Brosnahan, Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet are among those who have expressed regret in working with Allen.

The accusation turned into headlines during the high-profile split between Mia Farrow and Allen in 1992.

"I'm very ignorant of what he did or he didn't do, I just see people suffering and it's bad", she said.

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Is it #TimesUp for famed director Woody Allen? I recall Ms. Farrow saying to Dylan at that time, 'Dylan, what did daddy do. and what did he do next?' Dylan appeared not to be interested, and Ms. Hall and Chalamet, who have parts in in Allen's next film, A Rainy Day in NY, which was scheduled to be released this year, said they would donate their salaries to charities. She also accused Hollywood of turning a blind eye to the issue since Allen continues to direct films even after she shared her story.

Though child-welfare investigators in NY state and for the Yale New Haven Hospital determined that the alleged abuse did not happen, the CT state prosecutor on the case, Frank Maco, questioned the Yale New Haven report's credibility and stated there was probable cause to charge Allen, but that they didn't want the young, fragile child to be subject to a celebrity trial. "I never molested my daughter as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago", Allen said in a statement.

Woody Allen may have never had to face sexual abuse allegations from his daughter Dylan Farrow in court, but in the increasingly important court of public opinion, he seems to be losing.

"A Rainy Day in New York" is the fourth project for Allen with Amazon, which bet heavily on the filmmaker to help establish its film production arm as a home to auteur filmmakers. As he told The Guardian on Thursday, he "wouldn't work" with Allen again.

"So many times I saw my mother [Mia Farrow] try to convince [Dylan] she was abused - and it has worked". Hall and Chalamet, who have parts in Allen's next film, A Rainy Day in NY, which was scheduled to be released this year, said they would donate their salaries to charities.

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