Maybe I’m alone on this, but I never understood the allure of Woody Allen films. Whether he's been behind the camera or in front of it, Allen has always seemed creepy to me. It also doesn’t help that the guy married his ex-girlfriend's adopted daughter that he'd had a relationship since she was a teenager.
Now, Netflix and Amazon could be looking at millions of dollars' worth of losses since the #MeToo movement has re-shined a spotlight on his longtime alleged perversion.
According to Fox News:
The director, 82, was accused by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, of sexually assaulting her in 1992 when she was 7 years old. Allen has never been charged with a crime, but Dylan, now 32, has in recent months succesfully put pressure on actors who have worked with him to start distancing themselves from the famed director. Greta Gerwig and Rebecca Hall are among a growing list of stars who have expressed regret working with Allen, and said they won't be signing up for any more projects with him.
If that trend continues, streaming studios like Netflix, which streams Allen's films, and Amazon, which just shelled out a reported $80 million for new Allen projects, could be in a serious pickle if no one will be seen in the same room with Woody.
Why should anyone feel bad for a coward who allegedly preyed on his single-digit-aged adopted daughter when he was in the latter half of his fifties?
Fox News pointed out, however, that actor and serial blowhard Alec Baldwin sees no problem in working Allen, even going so far as to say that the treatment of Allen is “unfair and sad.”
“But it’s unfair and sad to me,” Baldwin said. “I worked w [Woody Allen] three times and it was one of the privileges of my career.”
No wonder no rational person likes either of you, Alec.