Woody Allen is the latest celebrity to share his opinion on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal. The 81-year-old director has collabed with the disgraced producer on multiple films, one of the most known being 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite.
Just last week, actress Mira Sorvino who was awarded a Best Supporting Actress title for her role in the film, revealed that she was one of the many Weinstein has sexually harassed during his long career.
Apparently, while they worked together on the movie, Weinstein pressured Sorvino into having a physical relationship.
In an interview with BBC, Allen revealed his opinion on the whole scandal, saying: ‘No one ever told me horror stories with any real seriousness. And they would not because you aren’t interested in it. You’re interested in making your movie. But you do hear a million fanciful rumors all the time. And some turn out to be true and some — many — are just stories.
He went on to state that he feels pretty sad for everyone involved and that includes Harvey!
‘Tragic for the poor women involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up.’
At the same time, however, Allen hopes this whole thing will not turn into a witch hunt of sorts, ‘where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself.’
Allen has also faced sexual assault accusations in the past.
In fact, it was one of his daughters that claimed he molested her when she was just a child.
Allen denied the accusation, and it was never proved.