Dylan Farrow Responds To Woody Allen Over #MeToo "Poster Boy" Comment
"Allen's latest antics demonstrate his desperation to salvage a now faltering career."
Dylan Farrow has blasted Woody Allen's recent comments where he said he should be the "poster boy" for the #MeToo movement.
In a recent interview with Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos, Allen suggested that he is not only innocent of Farrow's allegations but that it's "unfair" that he's grouped with other people like disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
"Everyone wants justice to be done. If there is something like the #MeToo movement now, you root for them, you want them to bring to justice these terrible harassers, these people who do all these terrible things. And I think that’s a good thing."
"What bothers me is that I get linked with them, People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse -- and I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue, I get lumped in with these people."
"I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement," Allen said, "Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one -- big ones, famous ones, ones starting out -- have ever, ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all."
Now, Farrow has responded in a statement released on Twitter saying the filmmaker is being desperate.
"All Woody Allen’s recent antics demonstrate his desperation to salvage a now faltering career," Farrow's statement read adding, "Everything he says now is nothing more than calculated PR strategy in an attempt to undermine the credible allegations against him".
"His true feelings on Weinstein and the #MeToo movement were made evident in his initial reaction and defence."
This isn't the first statement Farrow has had to make recently, as her brother Moses Farrow came forward defending their estranged father just weeks ago. Farrow responded with another Twitter statement calling him a "troubled person".