Kristen Stewart worked with Woody Allen despite his alleged sex abuse

  • PTI, London
  • Updated: May 13, 2016 18:58 IST
Director Woody Allen and cast members Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart attend a news conference for the film Cafe Society. (REUTERS)

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has defended her decision to work with Woody Allen after the controversy surrounding his alleged molestation of his then 7-yea-old daughter resurfaced on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old actor stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell and Blake Lively in the director’s latest film Cafe Society, that opened the Cannes Film Festival.

Read: No one asked Woody Allen about his alleged sexual crimes at Cannes

However, her decision to appear in the film was slammed by Woody’s estranged son Ronan Farrow, who said that by doing so she and the rest of the film’s cast were ignoring the director’s links to the alleged child molestation scandal, reported Contactmusic.

Kristen Stewart talks with director Woody Allen as they arrive on May 11, 2016 for the screening of the film Cafe Society during the opening ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)

“I was like, ‘What do you think? We don’t know any of these people involved. I can personalise situations, which would be very wrong’,” Stewart said.

Read: Cannes fest begins with an ugly rape joke against Woody Allen

“At the end of the day, Jesse and I talked about this. If we were persecuted for the amount of... That’s been said about us that’s not true, our lives would be over. The experience of making the movie was so outside of that, it was fruitful for the two of us to go on with it.”

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