What’s Current: Woody Allen wants the #MeToo movement to see him as an ally

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  • Woody Allen, accused of sexually abusing his daughter, says that the #MeToo movement should see him as an ally.
  • A second sexual assault allegation made against Riff Raff, whose New Zealand and Australia tours were cancelled after he was accused of raping a fan who says he drugged a drink he gave her.
  • Sexist and racist harassment appears to have driven Kelly Marie Tran, who played Rose Tico in The Last Jedi and was the first woman of color to have a starring role in the Star Wars franchise, to delete her Instagram account.
  • Russian authorities and courts continue to uphold the “national customs” of families or in-laws killing girls and women in North Caucasus states if they displease men or their husband’s relatives.
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  • Woody Allen refers to the “terrible harasses” of the #MeToo accusers, as “these people.” He says he’s frustrated by his inclusion in their company, because he was “only accused by one woman” and they by multiple women. He insists that he should be heralded as an important ally.

    So, a man who has wrecked the lives of the members of his own family through incest; a man whose own actors and staff quit him in protest for his own sex assaults; and a man who cannot name the sex abusers and rapists that #MeToo victimizers “men,” wants to be the “poster boy” of these women’s movement. Talk about an inversion of reality. I guess only a classic “film” director would think he could get a way with this implausible scenario. But who the hell does he thinking he’s fooling.

    • Well, I mean, he hires women, and sometimes gives them really good roles that aren’t sleazy, I think, maybe, so doesn’t that make him an ally? /s

  • Why?

  • お茶

    They don’t really mention it in the article, but The North Caucasus are largely Sunni Islamic societies (with elements of Sufi Islam). It’s not just traditions that are being passed down but religion that is being widely taught too. Sadly, I don’t think women can ever be truly equal until all of the major religions fall out of favour.

  • therealcie

    The people (to be specific, manbabies) who harassed Ms. Tran are garbage and really needs to examine what the fuck they’re doing with their shitty, worthless cesspool of a life.

  • lk

    Woody Allen: “But you know I, I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement.”

    LMAO…..I really needed a good laugh today b/c there is no way this can be a serious statement….Allen must be joking. The bulk of his movies are about old men objectifying and lusting after very young women. To suggest that Allen is an ally of women is just laughable.

    Re: Kelly Marie Tran
    When people try to tell me we live in a post racist or post sexist world and that race doesn’t matter and people dont see color and blah blah blah, I really think these people are delusional. The comments people make about actresses of color are disgusting. You also see a lot of racism hurled at male/female athletes of color.

    • Marla

      Take another look at the paragraph in which he was quoted.

      ” 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. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them.”

      Notice the shift. He’s talking about “actresses” not his own daughter and also notice how he equates it to be the same. The majority of his films were made in the 70’s where women dared not utter a peep about (sexual) harassment so that makes him a “good boy” in his eyes. This is how manipulative men work their charm. “Look, if I was allegedly molesting my own daughter who wasn’t an actress so that alone makes it cool. Moreover, she’s not even my own biological offspring so in no way can you consider that to be incestual much less rape.” I’m also guessing his “impropriety” was limited to his on-time camera and interviews. Although he was never formerly charged, in his trial the jury found him to be a fucking creep.

      • Tired

        Lols so Mia Farrow has now been redefined as not an actress. Good to know. She didn’t just accuse him of impropriety, she successfully defended his custody grab, got full custody of Dylan and the judge was scathing and didn’t even allow Woody Allen visitation rights due to the ‘evidence’ he presented in court trying to defend himself from sexual abuse allegations

        Mia’s been nominated for Golden globes, BAFTAs (and even a raspberry 🙂 . yep. totally not an actress.

        Abusers, redefining their victims since the dawn of time.

    • Alienigena

      I thought it was nice that Kelly Marie Tran was not the typical Hollywood starlet in terms of her physique, she looks pretty average. An average looking hero (and a female one at that and a woman of colour) – I never thought I would see that in Hollywood. Even when Hollywood exec’s diversify their cast by including people of colour, the actors they choose generally conform physically to the Hollywood ideal, e.g. slim (including curvy slim) for women, heavily muscled (creepily so) for men.

  • I can’t wait til the ugly mug of Woody Allen cycles off the marquee. The man makes me ill.

  • Alienigena

    /s = sarcasm. Not immediately evident.