Cate Blanchett Asked About #MeToo & Woody Allen — Says Social Media Is ‘Not The Judge And Jury’!
Cate Blanchett has been a big supporter of #MeToo and #TimesUp.
But some have a hard time reconciling that with the fact she worked with Woody Allen, who was accused of molesting his daughter, Dylan Farrow.
Blanchett first denied that characterization, saying:
“I don’t think I’ve stayed silent at all. At the time that I worked with Woody Allen, I knew nothing of the allegations. At the time, I said it’s a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope they have the ability to resolve.”
It’s true. She said almost exactly that.
But this time she added:
“If these allegations need to be reexamined which, in my understanding, they’ve been through court, then I’m a big believer in the justice system and setting legal precedents. If the case needs to be reopened, I am absolutely, wholeheartedly in support of that.”
Cate said #MeToo and #TimesUp were important, but ultimately she is a believer in due process:
“Social media is fantastic about raising awareness about issues, but it’s not the judge and jury. I feel that these things need to go into court, so if these abuses have happened, the person is prosecuted and so someone who is not in the shiny industry that I am can use that legal precedent to protect themselves. Always, in my industry or any other industry, they’re preyed upon because they’re vulnerable.”
It’s about damn time legal precedent got set in some of these cases. *cough*Weinstein*cough* *cough*ManhattanDistrictAttorneyCyVance*cough*
Man, we need to get that cough looked at…
Watch Cate’s full interview HERE!
Do YOU think the legal case against Woody should be reopened??
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