is “shocked” by the treatment of Woody Allen
and said he has “doubts” about the longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct against the filmmaker.
In an interview with French newspaper Paris Match, the actor, who starred in Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona
,” said he’s “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with him.
“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said, according to People. “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment. Judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”
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Several stars of Allen’s films have publicly said that they would not work with the director again in the wake of resurfaced allegations of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her mother, Mia Farrow
. Among those are “Wonder Wheel
” actor David Krumholtz
, who said he “deeply” regrets working with the filmmaker on his most recent film, calling it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”Greta Gerwig
also said she will never work for Allen again and wouldn’t have starred in his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love
” had she known about the accusations against him. Peter Sarsgaard
, who starred in Allen’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine
,” said he would turn down another chance to work with the director.
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Isn't So Sure (Video)
Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992 but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations, calling it an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow. They accusations were brought back to the public’s attention when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times
In December, she published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times
, in which she called out Kate Winslet
, Blake Lively
and Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.
A spokesperson for Bardem has not yet responded to TheWrap
’s request for comment.
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