As the #MeToo movement gained momentum in Hollywood following the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, Dylan Farrow asked pointedly in a Los Angeles Times op-ed in December, “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”
In 1993, Allen faced accusations that he had sexually abused Farrow, his then-seven-year-old adoptive daughter. Allen, who has continually denied the accusations, was investigated but never prosecuted.
But Farrow has long maintained that Allen sexually assaulted her, after she first discussed the issue publicly in a New York Times op-ed in 2014.
In her 2017 op-ed, Farrow asked why A-list actors like Kate Winslet, Blake Lively, and Greta Gerwig have continued to work with and praise Allen.
And in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Thursday, Farrow described Allen’s alleged sexual assault in disturbing detail. Allen again denied the allegations in a statement, saying the Farrow family was “cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation.”
“He’s lying and he’s been lying for so long,” Farrow said in the CBS interview.
Despite his denials, Farrow’s words over the last few months appear to have shifted to the tide against Allen, as a number of actors who played in Allen’s movies (including Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, and Timothée Chalamet) have now either disavowed him or donated their salaries from his films to abuse victims charities in recent months.
Here are all the actors who have disavowed Woody Allen after working in his movies:
In October, before the LA Times published Farrow’s op-ed, actor Griffin Newman said on Twitter that he regretted his “one-scene role” in Woody Allen’s upcoming film, “A Rainy Day in New York,” and would donate his salary from the film to RAINN (the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network).
“I need to get this off my chest: I worked on Woody Allen’s next movie. I believe he is guilty. I donated my entire salary to RAINN,” Newman tweeted.
Newman said he “spent a month debating whether or not to quit” the movie, but decided to speak out following the “compounded” list of sexual misconduct allegations in the wake of Harvey Weinstein.
Rebecca Hall, who starred in Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said in an Instagram post on Saturday that she regretted her brief role in Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York,” and would donate her salary from the part to Time’s Up, a movement in solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct.
“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,” Hall wrote in the post.
“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,” she continued.
Timothée Chalamet, the breakout star of “Call Me by Your Name,” said in an Instagram post on Monday that he would donate his salary from “A Rainy Day In New York” to Time’s Up, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN.
“I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer. I am not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations,” Chalamet wrote. “But what I can say is this: I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: TIME’S UP, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN.”
“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,” he continued.