The Annie Hall director, Allen Woody who made headlines last year is again in the spotlight after Harvey Weinstein scandal that rocked the whole Hollywood industry.
Allen had previously denied the sexual assault allegations made by daughter Dylan. Allen said in another statement issued in response to a new CBS This Morning interview with Dylan earlier this year, “When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare. They both did so for many months and independently concluded that no molestation had ever taken place.” The statement continued, “Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother during a contentious breakup.”
“I never molested my daughter – as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago,” he added.
Multiple celebs expressed regret for working with Allen, including Mira Sorvino, Timothée Chalamet, and Colin Firth — Peter Sarsgaard also added his name to the list.
On Meet the Press, Sarsgaard told MSNBC host Chuck Todd back in February, “It’s such a complicated question.” He said, “I believe people when they say ‘I was assaulted’ or ‘I was molested’ or something like that, because I don’t think you really have any other choice. Because if we start not believing people it’s a slippery slope.”
When asked if he would like to work with Allen again, Sarsgaard said, “I’ve already done a Woody Allen movie,” he then confirmed that he would not work with him again. Just for reminder, Sarsgaard starred in Allen’s 2013 film Blue Jasmine.
Some celebs have decided to stand by Allen, including Alec Baldwin.
The 59-year-old Baldwin spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his decision to support Allen earlier this month, he explained, “My inclination to want to defend my friends — who either A) I thought were innocent, which is Woody or B) I had no knowledge of what they did and I still have no knowledge of what they did, which is [director James Toback] — is a normal inclination.”
Baldwin told THR, “It’s a normal inclination to want to rally by your friends up until the point that they are convicted of something. If they’re convicted of a crime, well then you’re sad, and that’s tragic, but they’ve got to go through that process.”