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Woody Allen sex abuse scandal: Susan Sarandon slams legendary director

Oscar-winning actor Susan Sarandon is not shying away from talking about Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival and criticized the filmmaker amid debate about allegations of sexual assault against him.

hollywood Updated: May 16, 2016 15:13 IST
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Susan Sarandon poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film Money Monster out of competition during the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.(REUTERS)

Oscar-winning actor Susan Sarandon is not shying away from talking about Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival and criticized the filmmaker amid debate about allegations of sexual assault against him.

The 69-year-old star said she has nothing “good” to say about the veteran filmmaker, reported People magazine.

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

“I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that’s right. I have nothing good to say about him. I don’t want to go there,” Sarandon said.

Susan Sarandon poses on May 15, 2016 as she takes part in the Women in Motion talks held at the Majestic hotel on the sidelines of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)

The 80-year-old director became topic of discussion at the film festival after French comedian Laurent Lafitte made a joke at the premiere of his new film, Cafe Society, that appeared to reference allegations that the Oscar winner sexually abused his stepdaughter Dylan Farrow.

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

The jab came days after Ronan Farrow, Allen’s biological son with ex Mia Farrow, in a fierce essay attacked the media for failing to challenge his father over sister Dylan Farrow’s allegations of sexual abuse. Dylan has said Allen molested her when she was seven.

Susan Sarandon poses on May 12, 2016 as she arrives for the screening of the film Money Monster at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)

Allen has denied the claim.

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