Woody Allen accused of sexual abuse by daughter: Denies claim

Dylan Farrows talks molestation allegations as more celebrities distance themselves from Woody Allen

Why are Hollywood's famous men refusing to condemn Woody Allen?

Rebecca Hall: The actress, who first worked with Allen on 2008's "Vicky Christina Barcelona" and stars in his latest film, "A Rainy Day in NY", announced earlier this month that she plans to donate her salary from the upcoming movie to the Time's Up campaign, which was launched earlier this year to promote gender equality.

She added that Allen "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". "I'm sorry", she added, after CBS showed an archive clip of Allen denying the charges.

Her complaint was made public that year, not long after it was disclosed Allen was involved in a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow, with whom he also had a relationship.

The Time's Up initiative us in response to the reckoning around sexual abuse in Hollywood. It's not the most verbose denunciation in the world, but it's an important one nonetheless: Each prominent actor or filmmaker who cuts ties with Allen is one less cinematic collaborator he can turn to, one more industry door slammed shut and perhaps most importantly, one more well-known male actor using his ample platform to amplify a message now resonating throughout Hollywood and beyond: Time's up. "I respected him. He was my hero", she told Gayle King in the interview that aired Thursday. Dylan Farrow became visibly emotional.

The New York judge who presided over the 1994 custody battle between Allen and Mia Farrow ruled that the allegations were inconclusive, but at the same time lambasted the director as 'self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive'. As a "mother and a woman", she wrote that the story of Farrow broke "her heart".

But Dylan Farrow's story is many years old.

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The accusations of sexual assault were first made in 1992, claims Allen has vehemently and repeatedly denied.

The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen's latest movie in NY. I've also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown - easy.

"A Rainy Day in NY", a romantic comedy due out sometime this year, also stars Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Liev Schreiber and Elle Fanning. He released a statement via Instagram sharing that although he can't speak about the film due to contractual obligations, he was inspired by the #MeToo movement to take a stand.

His A Rainy Day in NY co-star Hall did the same, donating her earnings to Time's Up.

Farrow first spoke out publicly about the allegations in a 2014 New York Times essay.

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

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