A Third Actress Says She Will Not Work With Woody Allen (Next Time) 


Dylan Farrow’s abuse has been public for most of her life. Evidence that Woody Allen assaulted and frequently fondled her was well publicized during a custody battle allegedly prompted by a child abuse investigation in 1993 (court papers here). She first spoke out as an adult to Vanity Fair in 2013, then again published her story in the New York Times in 2014, reciting how he made her lay on her stomach as he assaulted her in the attic at the age of 7, how he often put his face in her lap and made her get under the sheets with him and stuck her thumb in his mouth. Two babysitters and one tutor corroborated her story. A judge called Allen’s behavior “grossly inappropriate” and insisted that “measures must be taken to protect her.” Her brother Ronan Farrow wrote about it in 2016 and again has referenced her abuse throughout stories about his Weinstein investigation. She’s been vocal about it on social media throughout the #MeToo campaign. She specifically called out Cate Blanchett, Louis CK, Alec Baldwin, Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Diane Keaton, who have said nothing. Then she wrote about it again in an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times last Sunday, the day everybody wore black to the Golden Globes, and now actresses who have appeared in Woody Allen movies are APPALLED.

On Tuesday night, Greta Gerwig, who starred in To Rome With Love in 2012 and subsequently dodged the topic as long as she could, finally said that “…if I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.”

On Thursday, Mira Sorvino who starred in his 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite wrote a public apology letter saying “I believe you” on the Huffington Post, which Farrow appreciated.

Now Rebecca Hall, who starred in Vicky Christina Barcelona in 2008, has apologized for working on his new movie (which filmed through the Weinstein scandal and has now conveniently wrapped) on Instagram and vowed to donate her wages from the film to Time’s Up. She follows the example of actor Griffin Newman who did the same in October. Hall writes in her Instagram caption:

The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown – easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened.
After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today.
It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup

Dylan thanks her.

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