This is really sad to hear.
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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.
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:
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.
The 69-year-old shared:
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.
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.
She told Variety:
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?!
In case you didn't know, the Times article he is referencing is from back in 2014 where he wrote:
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.
As Woody Allen is in Cannes promoting his new film Cafe Society, his estranged son Ronan Farrow is promoting his new essay on the alleged abuse the Oscar-winner inflicted upon his sister, Dylan Farrow.
The Hollywood Reporter published the piece penned by the 28-year-old on Wednesday, where he criticizes the media's coverage of Dylan's powerful open letter written to her dad in 2014.
In case you don't remember, the 30-year-old recounted just how Woody sexually assaulted her when she was seven.
Well in his new essay, Ronan admits not wanting her piece to come out, confessing:
"I had worked hard to distance myself from my painfully public family history and wanted my work to stand on its own. So I had avoided commenting on my sister's allegations for years and, when cornered, cultivated distance, limiting my response to the occasional line on Twitter. My sister's decision to step forward came shortly after I began work on a book and a television series. It was the last association I wanted. Initially, I begged my sister not to go public again and to avoid speaking to reporters about it. I'm ashamed of that, too."
But he continued: