KARACHI: Famed Hollywood writer and directorWoody Allen has said that he supports the #MeToo movement and given his “wonderful record” with women, should in fact be the poster boy for the movement. Allen made the comments in an interview on Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos.
However, his daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, accused him for sexually molesting her at age seven in 1992, an allegation he continues to deny.
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When asked about it on the show, he said, ““Of course not, this is just so crazy,” he said. “This is something that has been thoroughly looked at 25 years ago by all the authorities and everybody came to the conclusion that it was untrue. And that was the end and I’ve gone on with my life. For it to come back now, it’s a terrible thing to accuse a person of. I’m a man with a family and my own children,” as reported by The Guardian. He is currently married to Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
His case had resurfaced in the wake of major Hollywood celebrities being accused of sexually predatory behaviour, which led to some actors expressing their regret over working with Allen as well. The list included Greta Gerwig, Colin Firth and Ellen Page, among others.
But what is frustrating to Allen is that his name is being dragged alongside men accused of sexual misconduct. He said that he’d rather not have himself be compared with men who have been accused by multiple women as he was “only accused by one woman in a child custody case” and therefore he should be considered an important “ally” of the movement or rather the “poster boy” for it.
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