As most know, Woody Allen’s reputation in Hollywood has been under siege for the last few years, but it recently came back to the surface in the advent of the #MeToo movement, which started with the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, who’s currently in prison for 23 years following his conviction.
As a consequence of the ensuing backlash, a few different people who had worked with the critically acclaimed director came out to denounce him and express regret for collaborating with the A Rainy Day In New York-director.
Woody has a different interpretation of how it all went down, however. In his new book, Woody claimed that Timothée – one of the actors who expressed regret – only denounced him because he figured it would increase his chance of scoring an Academy Award in 2018.
Page Six reported on the passage from the book, Apropos of Nothing, in which Allen made his claim. Followers of the case know that it’s all in relation to the allegation from his daughter, Dylan Farrow, who has repeatedly accused Allen of molesting her when she was a young girl.
The claim has been backed up by other members of the family as well. When the allegations became public for the umpteenth time, Chalamet, 24, came out to criticize the director and express regret over working with him in the aforementioned movie, A Rainy Day In New York.
According to Allen, 84, Timothée only chose to back-track on his work with him due to being nominated for his work in Call Me By Your Name. He lost, however, to Gary Oldman for Best Oscar. Gary portrayed Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Allen claimed in his book that Timothée said to his sister that he needed to publicly denounce Woody because he wanted to win the Oscar for Best Actor. Furthermore, his agent told him it was a good idea to distance himself from Allen.
Other actors and actresses who expressed regret for working with Allen include Rebecca Hall, who made similar comments. She stated she was going to donate the proceeds accrued from the movie to charity as well. Allen, additionally, claimed that anybody who would look into the allegations would understand he was exonerated.
Moreover, he criticized the idea of believing women and other supposed victims no matter what, for its “simple-mindedness,” or in other words, black-and-white thinking.