Dylan Farrow Rips Hollywood, Media for Ignoring Woody Allen Sex Misconduct Claims

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"Allen denies my allegations". Farrow also says Allen used similar tactics as Weinstein to cover up his behavior.

To prove her point, Dylan pointed to a recent list of prominent women in the industry who have either publicly defended working with Allen or sidestepped the question entirely when asked about him - such as Kate Winslet and Greta Gerwig (Selena Gomez has also recently faced criticism for this).

But his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has since blasted Hollywood for allowing the director to continue working unscathed during the #MeToo movement.

"Why is it that Harvey Weinstein and other accused celebrities have been cast out by Hollywood, while Allen recently secured a multimillion-dollar distribution deal with Amazon, greenlit by former Amazon Studios executive Roy Price before he was suspended over sexual misconduct allegations", Farrow writes.

"Woody Allen is an incredible director, so is Roman Polanski".

Here's my theory of how this movie came to be: Allen stayed up late one night watching Turner Classics and caught an airing of "Clash by Night", Fritz Lang's stagy 1952 semi-noir, based on a Clifford Odets play, in which Barbara Stanwyck plays a bitter waterfront tootsie who cheats on her lumpen husband (Paul Douglas) with local stud Robert Ryan. "I just think he's very in touch with that side of himself", Winslet said, acknowledging Allen's history of writing complex lead female characters.

"I didn't know Woody and I don't know anything about that family", she told the Times.

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Dylan writes, "It breaks my heart when women and men I admire work with Allen, then refuse to answer questions about it". In 2016, Café Society featured a clandestine affair between a middle-aged movie mogul and the young secretary who eventually becomes his wife.

Taking place in 1950s Coney Island, "Wonder Wheel" is the story of Ginny (Winslet), a clam-house waitress unhappily married to the boorish Humpty (Jim Belushi), and if you're hoping that Timberlake's character is named Dumpty, you're already demonstrating more wit than this film does.

With such deadly lines as "Oh, God, spare me the bad drama!" and "As in Greek drama, ananke, or fate, rules so much of our destinies", Allen seems to be aiming for some kind of meta-fiction, but to what end is never clear. His movies have always just been kinda gross in this regard, and I'd argue that Timberlake's Mickey is hardly presented as a hero. "I think I'm living in that space of fear of being anxious about how I talk about it and what I say". I remember them. She was distraught when I told her. She also says that Allen put his thumb in her mouth, climbed into her bed in his underwear, and constantly touched her. (It felt more like bad Arthur Miller to me, maybe "A View from the Ferris Wheel?") There's a generous reading of the movie going around suggesting that this all might be an intentionally lousy play penned by our novice narrator, but I'm not buying it.

It's thrilling to watch the 77-year-old cinematographer of "Apocalypse Now" pushing our 82-year-old director into such wild experiments with emerging technologies, and this new creative partnership with Storaro is the most heartening development of Allen's late career.

In the op-ed, Farrow draws parallels between Allen and Weinstein in how they reportedly responded to the allegations.

"We are in the midst of a revolution", Farrow begins her op-ed, noting how many women have bravely spoken up about harassment and incidents of misconduct they've experienced and the consequences their abusers have faced. "It works for Woody Allen still". Farrow also wrote that a CT prosecutor announced at the time that he had probable cause to charge Allen for a crime, but ultimately declined in order to prevent an "exhausting" trial for the then-young Farrow.

"The system worked for Harvey Weinstein for decades", Farrow says.