Woody Allen lashed out in any respect the actors who’ve publicly condemned him in recent times and expressed remorse about having labored on his movies — or refuse to behave for him once more.
“I think they’re well-meaning but they’re foolish,” the filmmaker mentioned in a brand new CBS News interview launched on Paramount+ Sunday. “All they’re doing is they’re persecuting a perfectly innocent person and they’re enabling this lie.”
In the interview, which was recorded final July after the publication of Allen’s memoir “Apropos of Nothing,” Allen repeated his earlier denials that he had sexually molested his then-7-year-old daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992. The accusations, which have been investigated on the time, resurfaced in mid-2010s and led many to take a public stand towards the filmmaker — significantly after the emergence of the #MeToo motion in 2017.
Stars resembling Kate Winslet (“Wonder Wheel”), Mira Sorvino (“Mighty Aphrodite”), Elliot Page (“To Rome With Love”) and Colin Firth (“Magic in the Moonlight”) all expressed remorse about working with Allen or mentioned they might not act in a future mission with the four-time Oscar winner.
In addition, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Hall and different stars of “A Rainy Day in New York” donated their salaries from the movie to charity. The rom-com was filmed in 2017, however Amazon dropped plans for 2018 launch after Dylan Farrow resurfaced accusations that he molested her in 1992 when she was 7. The movie acquired a nominal North American launch in fall 2020.
Elsewhere within the CBS interview, Allen repeated his denial of Dylan Farrow’s “preposterous” accusations that he molested her in 1992 within the midst of a bitter custody battle along with his ex Mia Farrow, with whom he had three kids (son Ronan and adopted kids Moses and Dylan).
“It’s so preposterous and yet the smear has remained,” Allen instructed CBS’ Lee Cowan within the newly launched interview. “And they still prefer to cling to, if not the notion that I molested Dylan than the possibility that I molested her. Nothing that I ever did with Dylan in my life could be misconstrued as that.”
The new interview was broadcast simply weeks after HBO aired a brand new four-part docuseries, “Allen v. Farrow,” that re-examined the sexual abuse and youngster molestation accusations towards him and included new and beforehand unseen footage from Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow and different household and pals that bolstered the case towards Allen.
Allen’s interview is out there to stream completely on Paramount+.
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