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Gina Gershon Defends Working with Woody Allen on New Movie 'Rifkin's Festival'

Gina Gershon Defends Working with Woody Allen on New Movie 'Rifkin's Festival'

Gina Gershon is opening up about working with Woody Allen.

In a new interview, the 59-year-old actress defended her decision to work with the 86-year-old director amid resurfaced allegations that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan when she was 7-years-old, which were first reported during his breakup from her mom Mia Farrow back in 1992.

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Back in 2019, Gina filmed the new movie Rifkin’s Festival – written and directed by Woody – alongside co-stars Wallace Shawn, Christoph Waltz, Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, and Sergi L√≥pez.

The movie is just now getting released, after it was postponed because of the pandemic and the resurfaced sexual abuse allegations against Woody, which were recounted in the HBO docu-series Allen v. Farrow.

While promoting the movie, Gina took issue with people not wanting to work with Woody because of the allegations.

“If they’re against it, they just shouldn’t,” Gina said with a laugh in an interview with WGN. When asked why she signed onto the project, Gina said it was “because he’s a genius.”

“You know what, it serves no one to keep great artists from working, even the alleged victims, right?” Gina continued. “And Woody Allen, you know, it makes me a little sad that that’s how you lead this whole talk, talking about that whole controversy instead of talking about what an incredible artist he is. For me as an actress, he’s been inspiring me ever since I can remember. So I was really thrilled to work with him.”

When the allegations were brought up during the interview, Gina said that the situation is a “family matter” and “not really any of our businesses.”

“In this world that we’re living in right now it’s a little bit tricky to even talk about it because things are pulled apart and put on social media and clickbait, and no one is safe,” Gina explained.

She continued, “It’s sad. And that’s the world we’re living in right now. I thought in this country you’re innocent until proven guilty, because if the opposite were true we’d all be canceled basically. That’s how I feel. It’s a weird time in the world.”

Over the years, Woody has maintained his innocence, saying he never sexually abused Dylan.

Last month, this Oscar winner opened up about the allegations against Woody Allen, saying that they’re “just gossip.”

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