Rachel Brosnahan says working with Woody Allen was "inconsistent with everything I stand for and believe in"
Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Rachel Brosnahan is the latest actor to express regret over working with Woody Allen, who has been accused by his adoptive daughter of molesting her, a charge he has denied.
The actress, who recently won a Golden Globe for her performance in the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, worked with the director on the Amazon limited series Crisis in Six Scenes.
“Look, I had a great experience working on that project,” Brosnahan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Brosnahan added, “Honestly, it’s the decision that I have made in my life that is the most inconsistent with everything I stand for and believe in, both publicly and privately. And while I can’t take it back, it’s important to me, moving forward, to make decisions that better reflect the things that I value and my worldview.”
\Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, penned an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times questioning why the #MeToo movement has seemingly spared Allen.
After it was published, actress Greta Gerwig announced that she would never work with Allen again. Actor Timothee Chalamet announced on Instagram that he was donating his salary from his role in Allen’s most recent film, A Rainy Day in New York, to charities that fight sexual abuse and harassment. Chalamet’s co-star, Rebecca Hall, said she was “profoundly sorry” and was donating her salary to charity as well. And Mira Sorvino, who won an Oscar after starring in Allen’s 1995 film Mighty Aphrodite, apologized to Farrow in an open letter in the HuffPost.
In 2014, Farrow wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times, in which she told the story of how Allen allegedly sexually assaulted her at age 7.
She reiterated those claims to CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King on Thursday.
Allen has consistently denied the abuse allegation, maintaining his ex-partner and Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, coached their daughter into making the claims. The director was investigated on child molestation claims for the alleged 1992 incident in Connecticut, but prosecutors elected not to charge him.
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