Woody Allen has come out saying that he should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement because he never harassed any of the actresses he worked with.
The director and actor told a South American TV show "But, you know, I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I've worked with hundreds of actresses. Hundreds. And not a single one - big ones, famous ones, ones starting out - have ever, ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I've always had a wonderful record with them."
What Woody Allen simply brushes off is the 1992 allegations that he molested his and Mia Farrow's daughter. According to him, they were untrue and it was only one person who accused him, so it's ok. He also doesn't mention the fact that he married Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, (i.e his step-daughter), Soon Yi Previn in 1997.
Needless to say people are not having any of it. The reactions are across the board with some people being furious and others laughing at the ridiculousness of the entire situation.
In comments on Facebook people are quick to bring up Allen's past, especially his history with his daughters. A lot of the commenters call him a pervert and a creep, while most can't even believe he thinks this.
Regardless of his questionable past people are also expressing that Allen is further representing everything that is wrong with the world by patting himself on the back and expecting praise for simply not harassing actresses - which should just be what any decent human beings does on a regular basis.
When allegations first came out against Woody Allen, Hollywood was divided with many people, Diane Keaton among them, supporting him while others such as Colin Firth and Rebecca Hall have said they regret ever working with him.
Source: BBC Arts