Hollywood Scandals 2018: Javier Bardem Condemns Backlash against Woody Allen

Javier Bardem condemned the backlash against Woody Allen, saying the director is undergoing a “public lynching” and that be happy to work with him again.

“I don’t agree with the public lynching that he’s been receiving,” Bardem said at the 2018 Lumiere Film Fest in France. “If Woody Allen called me to work with him again I’d be there tomorrow morning. He’s a genius.”

Dylan Farrow, an adopted daughter of Allen’s former girlfriend Mia Farrow, accused Allen of touching her inappropriately when she was 7.  In the 1990s, it caused a feud between Allen and the Farrow family, which led to a judge rejecting Allen’s bids for custody an issuing a scathing rebuke of his behavior.  However, it was ultimately determined that evidence of sexual assault was inconclusive.