Woody Allen is apprehensive the Weinstein scandal will result in a “witch hunt”

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Lots of people have had totally horrible takes on the numerous sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Harvey Weinstein, with some individuals suggesting that Mike Pence was proper to be afraid of girls and others noting that Harvey Weinstein is usually a very good man when he’s not (allegedly) being an abusive asshole, however now Woody Allen has come ahead with a response that’s both chillingly direct or utterly devoid of self-awareness. Talking with the BBC, Allen has stated that this complete factor is “very unhappy”—each for the ladies concerned and for Weinstein himself, whose “life is so tousled”—but in addition he’s apprehensive that these allegations will result in “a witch hunt environment.”

For some purpose, Allen is worried that this may result in a scenario by which “each man in an workplace who winks at a girl” should name a lawyer, which can or could not have one thing to do with the truth that he’s been dealing with allegations of his personal for years. Daughter Dylan Farrow has accused Allen of sexually abusing her when she was a child, and although Allen himself has denied doing something, his estranged son Ronan Farrow—who additionally occurs to be the journalist behind the brutal New Yorker piece by which a number of girls accuse Harvey Weinstein of assault—has repeatedly come to his sister’s protection.

Going again to the BBC interview, Allen additionally hinted at a historical past of selecting to not consider abuse victims by noting that folks in Hollywood “hear 1,000,000 fanciful rumors on a regular basis,” and whereas some are true, “many” are merely “tales about this actress, or that actor.” He additionally says that no person ever got here to him with details about Weinstein “with any actual seriousness,” however he implies that he wouldn’t have cared in the event that they did. “You aren’t ,” he says, “you have an interest in making your film.”

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