Colin Firth is the most recent actor to publicly declare that he’ll now not work with Woody Allen, in response to sexual assault allegations made by the director’s estranged daughter Dylan Farrow.
“I wouldn’t work with him once more,” Firth, who starred in Allen’s 2014 movie “Magic within the Moonlight,” informed the Guardian. He spoke up on Thursday, the identical day that Farrow gave her first tv interview accusing Allen of sexually assaulting her in 1992, when she was 7 years outdated.
“As a 7-year-old, I’d say he touched my non-public components,” she informed CBS’ Gayle King. “As a 32-year-old, he touched my labia and my vulva along with his finger.”
The allegations initially got here out within the early 1990s throughout an acrimonious baby custody battle between Allen and then-partner actress Mia Farrow. In 2014, Dylan Farrow wrote concerning the incident in The New York Occasions, after Allen acquired a Golden Globe lifetime achievement award.
Her allegations have acquired renewed consideration amid the #MeToo and #TimesUp actions, with a number of actors responding that they now remorse working with Allen and wouldn’t have performed so had they absolutely recognized about Farrow’s story.
However ladies have disproportionately borne the burden of conversations about sexual misconduct. Firth, for instance, is without doubt one of the solely main males to talk out about Allen.
In October, actor Griffin Newman, who briefly seems in Allen’s forthcoming film “A Wet Day in New York,” stated that he regretted his determination to work with the director and that he would donate his wage to the Rape, Abuse & Incest Nationwide Community (RAINN).
Quite a lot of actresses ― together with Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Web page, Rebecca Corridor and Rachel Brosnahan ― have expressed related sentiments in current weeks, as has actor David Krumholtz, who had a small position in Allen’s “Marvel Wheel.”
“Name Me By Your Identify” star Timothée Chalamet, who performs the lead in “A Wet Day in New York,” stated earlier this week that he would donate his wage to the Time’s Up initiative, RAINN and the LGBT Middle of New York.
Allen has repeatedly denied Farrow’s allegations. Again within the ’90s, he and his defenders stated that Farrow had been “coached” by her mom to “smear” Allen. This week, he responded to Farrow’s TV interview by reiterating that declare and suggesting that she is “cynically utilizing the chance afforded by the Time’s Up motion to repeat this discredited allegation.”