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Colin Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Colin Firth rebukes Woody Allen over daughter's molestation claims

Colin Firth has joined a growing list of actors to vow never to work again with Woody Allen.

Hall and the actor Timothee Chalamet, who are to appear in Allen's upcoming movie A Rainy Day in NY, have announced that they will donate their salaries from the film to charities including the Time's Up movement. The Call Me By Your Name actor pledged to donate his salary to Time's Up, the LGBT Center in NY, and RAINN, saying, "I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer".

While her mother, Mia Farrow, was fighting for the custody of the three children, she told the police that Allen used to abuse her daughter since she was only seven years old.

In light of Hollywood's Time's Up movement and the renewed interest in Farrow's allegations, actors who had previously worked with Allen have been trying to distance themselves from him.

Meanwhile, Rebecca Hall also announced she would donate her salary from the film to Time's Up last week. When you think about statistics like this, what seems more likely: that Allen assaulted Dylan Farrow in their home when she was a child as she continues to maintain, or that Dylan Farrow, brainwashed by her harpy mother, lives simply to spread falsehoods about her famous adoptive father? This is something that Farrow has denounced since "more than twenty-five years ago".

During the CBS interview, King played an old clip of Allen denying the allegations and calling them "insane".

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Dylan Farrow, now a married mother of a young girl, told CBS This Morning: "He was always touching me, cuddling me. he often asked me to get into bed with him when he had only his underwear on and sometimes when only I had my underwear on". "My first impulse was that I had done something wrong".

The announcement by Chalamet, a favourite Oscar contender for best actor this year, followed a similar one Friday by his co-star Hall.

"What I don't understand is how is this insane story of me being brainwashed and coached is more believable than what I'm saying about being sexually assaulted by my father", Dylan Farrow said Thursday.

The statement read: "When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was thoroughly investigated by both the Child Sexual Abuse Clinic of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and New York State Child Welfare".

Woody Allen denied the allegations against him.

The animosity between the director and Rosemary's baby star Mia Farrow was triggered when he began a torrid affair with the couple's adopted teenage daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. She went public with it in 2014, too. I can not begin to imagine how you have felt, all these years as you watched someone you called out as having hurt you as a child, a vulnerable little girl in his care, be lauded again and again, including by me and countless others in Hollywood who praised him and ignored you. But that clause, according to two attorneys who reviewed it at HuffPost's request, does nothing to prevent Chalamet from speaking publicly about accusations against Allen and from Chalamet offering a word of support to Farrow.

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