Woody Allen wishes to be removed from this narrative.
As you know, the director's estranged son Ronan Farrow released a poignant essay back in May on the alleged sexual abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow. Allen responded shortly after by saying he has "so moved on" and he "never thinks about it." Hmm.
In a new interview with The Guardian, the 80-year-old reiterated the point that he doesn't want to be bothered with the allegations that have been following him for years.
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Dismissing the abuse claims as "tabloid stupidity," the annoyed Café Society narrator — who was described by the interviewer as "weary, sad, flat" — said:
Cannes was certainly not drama free this year as a rape joke at the opening ceremony and a letter penned by Ronan Farrow thrust the allegations of sexual assault against Roman Polanski and Woody Allen back into the headlines.
As a result, several actors who've worked with Allen have since been asked about the separate controversies. On Monday, Adrien Brody addressed the topic on Jenny McCarthy's radio show Dirty, Sexy, Funny, and suggested that an artist's personal life should be separated from their body of work. Oh no.
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In case you forgot, Brody won an Oscar for his role in Polanski's film The Pianist and previously made Midnight In Paris with Allen. The A-lister explained:
Susan Sarandon is NOT a Woody Allen fan.
On Sunday, The Meddler actress told the world how she really feels about the controversial director during Variety and Kering's Women in Motion sit down with her Thelma & Louise costar Geena Davis at the Cannes Film Festival. Whoa.
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The 69-year-old shared:
It looks like Woody Allen's facing some more controversy as the famed director's PR team allegedly banned The Hollywood Reporter from a publicity event at the Cannes Film Festival!
In case you didn't know, Woody's estranged son, Ronan Farrow, recently wrote an essay for THR in which he discussed the alleged abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
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Even though the 80-year-old is out promoting his new flick Cafe Society at the film festival, he already commented on Ronan's essay claiming he's "said everything [he has] to say about" the situation. However, he apparently hasn't done all he has to do!
That's because it's now being reported that Allen's publicist, Leslee Dart, banned
When it comes to jokes about rape, Blake Lively isn't laughing.
The actress blasted the Cannes Film Festival for allowing a controversial rape joke about Woody Allen to be part of the opening night ceremony.
Over a Thursday lunch for the filmmaker's new movie Café Society, the 28-year-old said it was "disappointing" when MC Laurent Lafitte made a dig at Allen's sexual abuse accusations.
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She told Variety:
Yesterday we told you Woody Allen's estranged son Ronan Farrow released a poignant essay on the alleged sexual abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
The Hollywood Reporter column just so happened to be released the same day as Allen's latest film Café Society premiered at Cannes.
When asked directly about the 28-year-old's piece by reporters in France, the 80-year-old responded:
"I've said everything I have to say about the whole situation in The New York Times. I have so moved on. I never think about it. I work and do my movies."
He NEVER thinks about it?!
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In case you didn't know, the Times article he is referencing is from back in 2014 where he wrote:
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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