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Published On: Sun, Oct 15th, 2017

Woody Allen sad over Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, fears ‘witch hunt’ as boycott talk grows

Woody Allen told the BBC that he’s “sad” for Harvey Weinstein and fears the allegations against the disgraced movie mogul may lead to a “witch hunt” against men, sparking attacks from across the Internet due to his sexual abuse scandal.

“The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” said Allen, whose son Ronan Farrow reported claims from several women alleging Weinstein raped them. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up.”

Real sexual assault? Can we start taking this seriously
photo/ Rolling Stone’s bogus rape coverage

“You also don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself,” Allen said. “That’s not right either.”

“There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that,” said Allen, who has faced allegations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow 25 years ago.

Connecticut authorities never charged the filmmaker with a crime as Mia Farrow NEVER went to police to report the crime, even though she instructed her babysitters that Allen was never to be left alone with Dylan.

Allen worked with Weinstein on several projects, including the Oscar-winning Mighty Aphrodite, said he has heard “a million fanciful rumors all the time” about sex scandals on Hollywood but no one ever told him about any “horror stories” involving Weinstein.

“And some turn out to be true and some  — many — are just stories about this actress, or that actor” Allen said.

The Guardian gave a “boycott Woody Allen” topic time in 2016 and the NY Times back in 2014.

“I feel that women, big movie stars, shouldn’t work for him,” Melissa Silverstein said of her statements on the topic. “I feel that we as a culture enable this to happen, by giving these people our money. I won’t give him my money. Am I going to give the Weinstein Co. any of my money? I will not. We have to vote with our dollars. Our dollars are the power that we have. And we need to support the work that actually embraces diversity, and that we want to see. It won’t happen unless we embrace it.”

Twitter is packed with people explaining their boycott of Allen and Roman Polanski films, adding Weinstein to their list.

“Not only do I boycott Woody Allen & Polanski films, i boycott actors other films & all films actors have worked with other actors ” – @iamchoppah

“Do not support known sexual assaulters Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby – fire them, boycott products” – @eatgregeat

Check out the twitter results HERE

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. GiGi Eats says:

    Perhaps this will teach him to QUIT harassing women if in fact, he is still doing so!

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