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Woody Allen Wants To Be 'Poster Boy' For #MeToo Movement Despite Accusations

Woody Allen is speaking out about his thoughts on the #MeToo movement and why he thinks he should be the poster boy.

The 82-year-old director says that he believe the movement is “a good thing” because it brings “justice” to abusers in Hollywood.

“I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it’s a good thing that they’re exposing them. But you know I, I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one – big ones, famous ones, ones starting out – have ever ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them,” Woody told Periodismo Para Todos.

Despite Woody‘s thoughts, he’s found himself at the middle of the movement following daughter Dylan Farrow‘s sexual abuse claims against him.

“What bothers me is that I get linked with them. People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse— and I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue, I get lumped in with these people,” Woody said of Dylan‘s claims.

He added, “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. So of course it’s upsetting.”

Moses Farrow Defends Father Woody Allen & Says Mother Mia Farrow Was Abusive

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow‘s son, Moses, is speaking out against his mother in a new blog post published on Wednesday (May 23).

The 40-year-old photographer and family therapist defended Woody against claims of sexual abuse in a post called “A Son Speaks Out.”

Among his claims, Moses says he “witnessed siblings, some blind or physically disabled, dragged down a flight of stairs to be thrown into a bedroom or a closet, then having the door locked from the outside.”

“When Soon-Yi was young, Mia once threw a large porcelain centerpiece at her head. Luckily it missed, but the shattered pieces hit her legs. Years later, Mia beat her with a telephone receiver,” he writes.

Moses was adopted from South Korea by Mia, and then co-adopted by Woody in 1991.

“I’m a very private person and not at all interested in public attention. But, given the incredibly inaccurate and misleading attacks on my father, Woody Allen, I feel that I can no longer stay silent as he continues to be condemned for a crime he did not commit,” he wrote.

“To my mother: One thing you always said you appreciated about me was my ability to listen. I listened to you for years and held your truth above all others. You once said to me, ‘It’s not healthy to hold onto anger.’ Yet here we are, 26 years later. I’m guessing your next step will be to launch a campaign to discredit me for speaking out. I know it comes with the territory. And it’s a burden I am willing to bear.”

Read the full post here.

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Cate Blanchett on Woody Allen Allegations: 'I Don't Think I've Stayed Silent At All'

Cate Blanchett has broken her silence on the allegations against Woody Allen, who she worked with in 2014 for her Oscar winning performance in Blue Jasmine.

“How do you juxtapose being a #MeToo proponent, a Time’s Up proponent, and staying silent on having worked with Woody Allen?,” Cate was asked while making an appearance on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN show this week.

“I don’t think I’ve stayed silent at all. At the time that I worked with Woody Allen, I knew nothing of the allegations. At the time, I said it’s a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope they have the ability to resolve,” Cate said. “If these allegations need to be re-examined which, in my understanding, they’ve been through court, then I’m a big believer in the justice system and setting legal precedents. If the case needs to be reopened, I am absolutely, wholeheartedly in support of that.”

“I feel that these things need to go into court, so if these abuses have happened, the person is prosecuted and so someone who is not in the shiny industry that I am can use that legal precedent to protect themselves,” she continued. “Always, in my industry or any other industry, they’re preyed upon because they’re vulnerable.”

Dylan Farrow recently detailed the allegations against Allen in an interview.

Michael Caine Reveals Whether He Would Work With Woody Allen Again

Michael Caine is making it clear: he will never work with Woody Allen again.

The 84-year-old Academy Award-winning actor, who won an Oscar for his film Hannah and Her Sisters directed by Woody in 1987, says he will not work with the director again in light of Dylan Farrow‘s abuse allegations.

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“I am so stunned. I’m a patron of the NSPCC [National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children] and have very strong views about pedophilia,” he told The Guardian.

“I can’t come to terms with it, because I loved Woody and had a wonderful time with him. I even introduced him to Mia [Farrow]. I don’t regret working with him, which I did in complete innocence; but I wouldn’t work with him again, no,” he concluded.

Woody has repeatedly denied the allegations made by his daughter, Dylan.

Natalie Portman Has Best Response to Woody Allen Question

Natalie Portman had a great response when she was asked a question about director Woody Allen, who she worked with on the 1996 movie Everyone Says I Love You.

The 36-year-old Annihilation actress was asked by a BuzzFeed reporter if she felt “time may be up for Woody Allen” and she redirected the question for her answer.

“I don’t think that’s what the conversation should be about. I think it should be about: Why didn’t Elaine May make a movie every year? Why didn’t Nora Ephron make a movie every year? Where’s the female version of Bill Cosby? Why don’t we see any Asian women in films?” Natalie said.

“There’s so much art that’s being lost by not giving opportunities to women and people of color. Let’s not talk about what man’s career is over. Let’s talk about the vast art trove we’ve lost by not giving women, people of color, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community opportunities — let’s talk about that loss for all of us in art,” she continued. “Let’s talk about that huge hole in our culture. I don’t want talk about ‘Isn’t it sad that this person who’s made 500 movies can’t make movies anymore?’ That’s not for me to decide. And it’s also not what I’m upset about.”

Natalie also said she regrets signing a petition in support of director Roman Polanski back in 2009.