WOODY ALLEN HAS decided to wade into the #MeToo movement discussion even though nobody asked him to and in typical Woody Allen fashion he’s somehow made it about himself.
The filmmaker who is a controversial figure in Hollywood (to say the least) was speaking to Argentinian newspaper ‘Periodismo Para Todos’ and said that he supported the movement.
Everyone wants justice to be done — if there’s something like the #MeToo movement now, you root for them. You want them to bring to justice these terrible harassers, these people that do all these terrible things. And I think that’s a good thing.
So far so bare minimum.
But then Woody manages to make the whole thing about himself saying he should be the ‘poster boy’ because he has ‘a wonderful record’ with all the actresses he’s worked with.
It’s funny — I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement because I’ve worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses, hundreds. And not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever … suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them.
Essentially ‘I have never sexually assaulted someone therefore I should be at the forefront of a movement led by women’. Right. Ok.
People as you can expect have been pretty dismissive of Woody Allen’s bid to turn the attention to him.
Also, I’m trying to write, not rant, but I do not need to hear Bill Clinton’s ways of talking about #MeToo. Nor Woody Allen’s. There are so many dudes whose actions are so damn egregious and whose comments on their victimhood are so damn offensive.— Maria DahvanaHeadley (@MARIADAHVANA) June 4, 2018
Ronan Farrow who is Allen’s son was the person who wrote the essay in the New Yorker last year which spurred the #MeToo movement and eventually led to Harvey Weinstein being charged with rape and sexual assault last week.
In 1992, Allen was accused by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of sexual assault when she was 7 years old. Allen has always denied the allegation but was denied sole custody of Dylan and her siblings as well as visitation rights with Dylan. Dylan has repeated the allegation several times as an adult most famously in 2014 in an open letter in Vanity Fair.
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