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Woody Allen Rape Joke Opens Cannes Film Festival — Right After Ronan Farrow Reminded Everyone Of His Sister's Abuse Allegations!

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Awkward…

On Wednesday, it was reported that Woody Allen was the subject of a rape joke while at the opening ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.

Reportedly, French comedian Laurent Lafitte, who served as the event's master of ceremonies, shocked the audience by calling out the controversial director before the premiere of Allen's new film Cafe Society.

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Lafitte quipped:

"You've shot so many of your films here in Europe and yet in the U.S. you haven't even been convicted of rape."

While the funnyman didn't reference Roman Polanski specifically, it's safe to assume he was referencing the French-Polish filmmaker who currently lives in Europe after avoiding U.S. charges for unlawfully sleeping with a 13-year-old girl.

To make matters worse for Woody, this joke comes shortly after his own son Ronan Farrow penned a powerful note that discusses his sister Dylan's claims that their father sexually abused her.

The comedian continued to poke fun at the A-lister as he added:

"Thank you for coming tonight sir. Although it's the least you could do. Your film isn't even in competition. What's the worst that could happen? …. Or that it's not as good as Manhattan."

Oof. However, Woody wasn't the only celeb that Laurent poked fun at as he also teased Paris Hilton. He noted:

"Ah, the festival [de] Cannes. I've dreamed of it since I was a small child … until I saw Paris Hilton walk the red carpet."

Apparently Paris jokes are stale even in France, as the joke didn't draw any major reaction from the crowd.

It looks like Cannes is already going to be pretty inneresting this year!

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