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Woody Allen: I should be the poster face for #MeToo movement

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Do these people not have PR managers to tell them when to shut their traps? Whatever you think of Woody Allen, this was literally the exact wrong thing to say.

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Love his films but he should probably have not made those comments.

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Why not? Hes innocent of that ridiculous child molestation accusation and in his long career directing actresses there has never been a hint of imprpriety on his part.

Nothing to hide, speak your mind Mr Allen!

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I agree with Cochise.

I do not like public judges and jurors basing their supposed facts on hearsay and rumors. I believe in the American court system in general. Japanese...well, not so much.

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Cochise, Haruka, I agree.

Interesting the liberal left would rather he kept quiet and curtailed his freedom of speech.

Disturbing.

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@Toasted Heretic

Agreed, but he's well known for his unusual sense of humor so I guess it's fitting.

In a weird yet honest way reflective of Allen, he's right about himself.

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Interesting the liberal left would rather he kept quiet and curtailed his freedom of speech.

Who has actually curtailed his freedom of speech?

Why conflate liberalism with the left?

Disturbing twisting of words.

Allen is a genius storyteller, of that, there is no doubt. But there is still doubt cast on his behaviour. I wish there wasn't but there is. His choice of statement is insensitive at the very least.

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Toasted Heretic, you yourself said, 'he should probably have not made those comments.'

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HIs comments are fine. Honest, truthful. Because hes not pandering to the false image of him being portrayed in the media (and believed by people like you) youre trying to gag him.

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Toasted Heretic, you yourself said, 'he should probably have not made those comments.'

Yes, indeed. It was my opinion, which is quite different to curtailing his free speech. Or gagging him.

You see the difference, right?

If you believe in honest and truthful comments, please don't go along with twisting and distorting the conversation.

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Toasted Heretic, whats the problem with an innocent man making those comments? Fifty years in the business and not even a minor complaint or accusation from an actress. Just a discredited accusation from a child acting at the behest of her crazy mother. Why should Woody Allen be criticized for voicing his opinion?

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Why should Woody Allen be criticized for voicing his opinion?

Whether he should or not, it would be pretty silly to think that he could voice his opinion on this topic without being criticized.

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His choice of statement is insensitive at the very least.

If he is in fact innocent, how is that in any way insensitive? If he is innocent, he has been terribly victimized, and is entitled to speak out.

I used to know someone who has spent some intimate time with Woody and Mia back in the day. She told me some surprising stories, but none involved kids.

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It all worked out well in the end between Woody and his step-daughter but not for Woody's ex-wife, Mia, who was understandably upset by the whole thing. However, it was also upsetting for Allen's and Mia's step-son who'd remarked that it was all pretty confusing because it meant that his step-sister was now also his step-mother and Woody Allen was both his step-father and brother-in-law.

Honestly, I don't really care, but it's difficult to understand the effects this would've had on the Farrow-Allen children.

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Strangerland, yes, there is no shortage of people who criticize unfairly. Thats a given.

I trust you dont mind me calling them out?

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Stormcrow, “ it was also upsetting for Allen's and Mia's step-son”

You seem to be confused. Mia Farrow had one stepson, Frank Sinatra Jr, who has been dead for a few years now. And that quote was not from him, but from Mia’s son Rowan.

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@Educator60

Yep, that's the one, however, I think the name is Ronan and not Rowan.

Ronan (and you're right about him being a natural son to Mia) made the remarks about Woody Allen being both like father and brother-in-law and his sister being a mother and their children being like siblings, nephews, nieces, etc.

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I used to know someone who has spent some intimate time with Woody and Mia back in the day.

I know people, too, but this is not about anecdotage. Allen's comments are insensitive precisely because of the allegations which re-surface on occasion.

I hope that's all they are - allegations. And if he has been wronged, I hope the truth will come out.

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I hope that's all they are - allegations. And if he has been wronged, I hope the truth will come out.

That's all they are, until proven otherwise. That the courts decided to take no action after an investigation is as telling as anything. There will never be a verification of "he's innocent." That's not the way it works.

He has every right to speak. If he is innocent, which by law we presume, do you not think that anecdotal accusations of pedophilia are insensitive? That seems a lot more insensitive than him defending himself. Or is defending oneself against false accusations too insensitive to be allowed?

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Toasted Heretic, what are you talking about? 'I hope the truth will come out'. The allegations were found to be without any basis in fact long ago, yet still you want to hang it around Allens neck and criticise him for speaking his mind. Disgraceful.

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The allegations were found to be without any basis in fact long ago, yet still you want to hang it around Allens neck and criticise him for speaking his mind. Disgraceful.

I refer you to my previous posts but delightful to see you've gone from accusing me of gagging him to the less inflammatory option of criticising him.

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How easily it’s forgotten that molested then married his step daughter!! Years after his biological daughter accused him of the same acts.

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Huh?

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