After all the times that the American filmmaker and actor Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexually assaulting her while she was only a child, many people from the entertainment industry have gone out supporting her and telling Allen that his Time is definitely Up. This is something that Farrow has denounced since “more than twenty-five years ago.”
Farrow, 32, told the authorities in 1992 what had happened to her. While her mother, Mia Farrow, was fighting for the custody of the three children, she told the police that Allen used to abuse her daughter since she was only seven years old. However, officials never concluded anything and denied Mia’s petition.
Dylan has also conversed and told her story in different moments. In 2013, Vanity Fair interviewed her about everything she went through. The year after, Dylan wrote an open letter that the New York Times published. However, Thursday was the first time that she openly talked about it in a televised interview.
Allen, 82, has concisely denied anything both women said about him.
“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,” Allen said in a statement released Thursday. “They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place. Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious breakup.”
Although Allen claimed that everything said against him was false, many artists have backed Farrow.
Never working with Allen again
The last one was English actor Colin Firth, who worked with Allen in his 2013 film Magic in the Moonlight. As he told The Guardian on Thursday, he “wouldn’t work” with Allen again.
Likewise, Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino also said at different times that they wouldn’t work again with Woody Allen.
Sorvino recently offered her apologies through an open letter that the Huffington Post published. As a “mother and a woman,” she wrote that the story of Farrow broke “her heart.” She added that our society is in a moment when “everything must be re-examined” to stop allowing this “kind of abuse” that can’t continue. According to her, we should do that even if that means “tearing down all the old gods.”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s star Rachel Brosnahan said in a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter that she regretted working with Allen on the Amazon series Crisis in Six Scenes.
“Honestly, it’s the decision that I have made in my life that is the most inconsistent with everything I stand for and believe in, both publicly and privately,” she said. “And while I can’t take it back, it’s important to me, moving forward, to make decisions that better reflect the things that I value and my worldview.”
Donating their salaries
Other actors who recently worked with Allen said that they would give their salary to the Time’s Up movement. This campaign has recollected money to defend victims of sexual assault and abuse across the industries.
Rebecca Hall, who appeared in Allen’s new film A Rainy Day in New York, said that she regretted her decision of working with the American filmmaker, and that “she wouldn’t make the same one today.”
Timothee Chalamet, her co-star, said the same.
According to him, he couldn’t say anything due to “contractual obligations.” However, he will donate his salary to three different foundations – including the Time’s Up campaign.
“I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve,” Chamelet said.