Colin Firth is the latest actor to denounce Woody Allen: I wouldn’t work with him again
Actor Colin Firth has said he will not work with director Woody Allen in the future. His comment came on the same day as Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview accusing her adopted father Allen of sexually assaulting her.hollywood Updated: Jan 19, 2018 12:19 IST
Actor Colin Firth has said he will not work with director Woody Allen in the future. His comment came on the same day as Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview accusing her adopted father Allen of sexually assaulting her when she was seven years old, reports The Guardian.
“I wouldn’t work with him again,” Firth, who worked in Allen’s film Magic in the Moonlight in 2013, said in a statement.
He had worked with Allen before Farrow published an open letter the following year alleging that her father molested her in an attic and accusing Hollywood of turning a “blind eye”.
Allen denied the accusation as “untrue and disgraceful” at the time and again rebuffed the claims this week, accusing the Farrow family of “cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation”.
The Time’s Up initiative us in response to the reckoning around sexual abuse in Hollywood. It stemmed from sexual harassment and rape allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
In December last, Farrow wrote an op-ed repeating her claims and questioning why the movement against sexual violence had spared Allen. She called on other actors to support her.
Since then, many high-profile actors have publicly expressed empathy for Farrow and have said they regret working with Allen, including Mira Sorvino, Rachel Brosnahan, Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet. Hall and Chalamet, who have parts in in Allen’s next film, A Rainy Day in New York, which was scheduled to be released this year, said they would donate their salaries to charities.
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First Published: Jan 19, 2018 12:18 IST