In this sweeping wave of seeing pundits and celebrities laid low by abuse victims coming forward to report their crimes, it seems a little strange that Woody Allen—who’s been accused of sexual assault by Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, for more than 20 years—was just awarded a multi-million dollar contract with Amazon. (That decision was made by an Amazon exec who has, since then, been suspended himself over misconduct allegations).
Allen’s latest movie, Wonder Wheel, was released December 1, 2017. His next one, A Rainy Day in New York, is in production now, and the internet has been loudly wondering just who would choose to work with Allen in this climate.
Rebecca Hall, Timothée Chalamet, and Griffen Newman are three young actors who made that choice, and they’ve all publicly expressed wishing they hadn’t. But they’ve done more than just give lip service to their regrets; all three have put their money where their mouths are. Rather than profit from their association with Allen, they’ll be donating all of their pay from their roles to anti-abuse charities.
Hall, who plays a small part in Rainy Day but nearly won a Golden Globe for her role in Allen’s 2008 film Vicky Christina Barcelona, will be donating all of her Rainy Day wages to Time’s Up, a legal fund supporting victims of workplace harassment. On her Instagram, she apologized for siding with Allen and contributing to the culture of ignoring victims.
First to speak up, actor Griffin Newman will also be donating his entire salary to RAINN.
Farrow was seven years old when the alleged sexual assault happened. Allen has never been tried, because a state’s attorney in Connecticut declined to press charges, despite saying publicly that he had “probable cause” to prosecute, in order to spare “a child victim” from a trial. A judge found Allen an unfit custodian.