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Adrien Brody Believes Woody Allen & Roman Polanski's Sexual Assault Allegations Are 'Not Something To Focus On' — SMH!

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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.

Related: Susan Sarandon Blasts Woody At Cannes

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:

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Susan Sarandon Blasts Woody Allen At Cannes Over Sexual Abuse Allegations — See What She Said HERE!

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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.

Related: Woody Reportedly Bans THR From Cannes Event

The 69-year-old shared:

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Watch Jodie Foster SLAM Male Filmmakers For Relying On Rape As Motivational Backstory For Female Characters!

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The Cannes Film Festival sure has managed to stir up a lot of controversy!

Not only has Woody Allen made headlines, but now Jodie Foster is using the platform to bring up great points and speak out against male filmmakers!

While helping to promote the film she directed, Money Monster, Foster sat down during Variety and Kering's Women in Motion talk to slam male filmmakers for relying too heavily on rape as motivational backstory for female characters.

Related: Cyndi Lauper & James Corden Sing About The Gender Pay Gap!

The 53-year-old also dished on the shifting business of the entertainment world and claimed that "studio executives are scared" of women.

Ch-ch-check out Foster's AH-Mazing interviews (below) and let us know your thoughts on the matter!

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Woody Allen Reportedly Bans The Hollywood Reporter From Cannes Event Over Ronan Farrow's Essay!

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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.

Related: Blake Lively SLAMS Cannes For 'Disappointing' Woody Rape Joke!

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

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Blake Lively Blasts Cannes For 'Disappointing' Woody Allen Rape Joke! But What Does The Director Himself Think?

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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.

Photo: Blake Sports Mini Baby Bump At Cannes' Opening Ceremony!

She told Variety:

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Woody Allen Responds To Ronan Farrow's Explosive Essay About Sexual Abuse Allegations — Says 'I Have So Moved On'

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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?!

Related: Woody Allen Rape Joke Opens Cannes Film Festival

In case you didn't know, the Times article he is referencing is from back in 2014 where he wrote:

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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.

Related: Woody Allen Told Kristen Stewart WHAT?

Lafitte quipped:

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