Colin Firth has become the latest star to rebuff Woody Allen and says he will never work with the filmmaker again.
The Kingsman: The Golden Circle star appeared opposite Emma Stone in Allen’s 2014 movie Magic In The Moonlight, and made this declaration the same say that Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview accusing her adopted father of sexually assaulting her.
Firth said: ‘I wouldn’t work with him again.’
Last year he spoke out against Harvey Weinstein and admitted that he felt ashamed for not doing more when actress Sophie Dix told him of ‘a distressing encounter’ with Weinstein more than 25 years ago.
And it’s not only Firth that has said this, but many other actors have stood against Woody Allen in solidarity.
Selena Gomez, who stars in Allen’s upcoming film A Rainy Day In New York, has apparently donated more than her salary was for the film to the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund.
Her co-star Timothée Chalamet also donated a considerable amount and has split this over a number of charities including the Time’s Up movement, The LGBT Center in New York, and anti-sexual assault organisation Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
And Rebecca Hall – who starred in Woody’s 2008 movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona – expressed her regret at working with Allen, and pledged to donate her fee from the film to Time’s Up.
However, Alec Baldwin – who appeared in To Rome With Love and Blue Jasmine – has taken to Twitter to defend the director.
He tweeted: ‘Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states (NY and CT) and no charges were filed. The renunciation of him and his work, no doubt, has some purpose. But it’s unfair and sad to me. I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career. (sic)’
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Dylan Farrow published an open letter in The New York Times in 2014 alleging that Allen sexually abused her in an attic when she was just seven-years-old.
The 82-year-old has denied the allegation and this week accused the Farrow family of ‘cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation’.
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