Colin Firth has joined the increasing number of actors who are turning their backs on Woody Allen following allegations of sexual assault made by his daughter. "Instead, they found it likely a vulnerable child had been coached to tell the story by her angry mother [actress Mia Farrow] during a contentious breakup", Allen said.
Her claim first surfaced in the midst of her parents' bitter split, when Allen left the actress Mia Farrow for her adoptive daughter from a previous marriage, Soon-Yi Previn, 21 years old at the time.
Allen noted that Dylan's older brother Moses has said he witnessed their mother coaching Dylan.
Firth, who starred in Allen's 2o13 film titled "Magic in the Moonlight", won't work for the director again after Allen's stepdaughter, Dylan Farrow, accused the director of molesting her as a child, reported The Guardian. Asked about the streaming service's response to allegations of sexual misconduct by Kevin Spacey - Spacey was terminated from the series - Brosnahan tells THR, "I think that it was handled beautifully".
Farrow previously penned an open letter accusing Allen of assault in 2014 and on op-ed piece in 2017 questioning why Allen has been allowed to continue to work in Hollywood and why the #MeToo movement was seemingly overlooking his actions.
Allen - the director of more than 50 movies, a four-times Oscar victor and showered with awards in Europe - has always denied the allegations, which have never been proven. Chalamet donated every dollar that he earned from working on Allen's forthcoming A Rainy Day in NY to charity, splitting his salary between Time's Up, RAINN and the L.G.B.T. Center in NY. The public understood the message to mean he hoped decades-old allegations that he had sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow would not result in attacks against him.
Some like Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet announced they were donating their proceeds from Woody Allen films to charities. As a result, the list of performers who aren't willing to work with Allen has grown-and now includes Colin Firth. And actors Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet, who star in the director's next film, A Rainy Day in NY, have pledged their salaries to the Time's Up movement. "And that they are enough to change things".
In her first TV interview, Farrow told CBS This Morning: "Why shouldn't I want to bring him down? I worked w WA 3 times and it was one of the privileges of my career". "But I do have to take this opportunity to say that, for me, I have really struggled with the decision to do that project for a long time".
Both Gerwig and Sorvino had publicly apologized to Farrow weeks when they made their vows not to work with Allen again.