Hollywood Scandals: Woody Allen as Poster Boy for =MeToo Movement

Just days after Scarlett Johansson defended Woody Allen in The Hollywood Reporter, the director spoke out about the backlash he’s faced recently. He still believes he should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement due to his track record of working with actresses.

“I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses [and] not one of them has ever complained about me, not a single complaint. I’ve worked with, employed women in the top capacity, in every capacity, for years and we’ve always paid them exactly the equal of men,” he said in an interview with France24. “I’ve done everything that the #MeToo movement would love to achieve.”

Rainy Day in New York opens the Deauville Film Festival in France, but Allen will not be attending the premiere, and none of the actors are set to walk the red carpet. While the film has been shelved by Amazon in the U.S., it is being released across Europe.

After the renewed focus on charges by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, that the director molested her when she was 7, several stars from the film, including Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Hall, expressed regret in working on the film and donated their salaries to anti-abuse charities.