Woody Allen Complains That It’s Now ‘Fashionable’ for Actors to Speak out Against Him – ‘Like Eating Kale’
Woody Allen was once one of the most respected filmmakers in Hollywood, but his reputation has gone down the tubes in the past few years. Now, he’s speaking out to send a message to the actors who have turned on him, lamenting that it’s become “fashionable” for them to speak out against him.
“I assume that for the rest of my life a large number of people will think I was a predator,” Allen told The Guardian recently.
That’s because back in 1992, Allen was accused by his ex-partner Mia Farrow of sexually abusing their 7 year-old adopted daughter Dylan. These allegations came to light after Allen was discovered to be having an affair with Farrow’s 21-year-old adopted daughter and now-wife of 22 years, Soon-Yi Previn.
Allen was never officially hit with any charges related to the allegations, and Fox News reported that Connecticut prosecutors said in 1993 that in an effort to “avoid the unjustifiable risk of exposing a child to the rigors and uncertainties of a questionable prosecution,” they would not be bringing forth any charges despite the “probable cause” to do so.
The New York Child Welfare Agency launched an investigation into the abuse allegations that same year and found no evidence to support them. However, the now-34 year-old Dylan swears to this day that the abuse did indeed happen.
Allen has long denied the claims, which have effectively destroyed the 84 year-old’s career over time. In his latest interview, he blasted the Hollywood stars who have taken to attacking him, saying that the practice has become “fashionable.”
“It’s silly. The actors have no idea of the facts and they latch on to some self-serving, public, safe position,” he fumed, before asking, “Who in the world is not against child molestation?
“That’s how actors and actresses are,” he added. “And [denouncing me] became the fashionable thing to do, like everybody suddenly eating kale.”
In his old age, Allen said that he has come to accept the fact that these allegations will always be hanging over his head.
“That’s the way it is and all I can do is keep my nose to the grindstone and hope that people will come to their senses at some point. But if not, not,” Allen said. “There are many injustices in the world far worse than this. So you live with it.”