Cate Blanchett is just one of many performers to defend Woody Allen, who – on account of the recent #MeToo movement – is once again dealing with old rumors and speculation. The Australian actress sat down with Christiane Amanpour on CNN recently and spoke about Woody and her relationship with him, both personally and professionally.
As you may know, she won an Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal in Allen’s film, Blue Jasmine, back in 2014. Amanpour had a difficult question for the Academy Award winner, who has been adamant in her support for women’s movements.
Christiane asked Cate how does she support the Time’s Up initiative, the #MeToo movement, while at the same time continuing a working relationship with Woody Allen, who’s been accused of child molestation.
Dylan Farrow, the daughter of the legendary actress, Mia, claims Woody molested her when she was a young girl. Cate said she never knew about the allegations at the time that she worked with him, and it is a “very painful and complicated situation for the family.”
Blanchett said, if the case may be that the allegations need to be pushed through the court situation once again, then she would be entirely on board.
However, she explained they had already been put through the system once, and that’s all which is needed for Allen to be exonerated.
While Blanchett is very supportive of social media movements, she claimed that the platform isn’t good enough as a judge and jury. Restraint should be shown by people when accusing people of crimes, and judgment should be withheld until the person has their day in front of a jury.
Blanchett said it’s important for victims to go to court and face their abusers, that way there’s a legal precedent. Otherwise, people will continue to suffer. Some people are vulnerable, and it is they who need to speak out the most.