A defiant Woody Allen has refused to back down to the Hollywood condemnation and insists he will continue to write.
Allen, who has been shrouded in controversy since his former partner, Mia Farrow, alerted the police to accusations made by her daughter, Dylan, who claimed the director had sexually abused her as a child. Furthermore, Allen has been forced to defend his controversial marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of Mia Farrow and musician André Previn.
In 1979, after ending her marriage with Soon-Yi’s adopted father Previn, Mia Farrow began a relationship with Allen. However, their relationship ended in 1992, when Allen began having an intimate relationship with Soon-Yi, her adopted daughter who was 22 years old at the time.
Allen later admitted that he had held a ‘paternal’ role of Soon-Yi for a decade.
Now, as the #MeToo climate has all eyes on Hollywood, a number of prominent figures such as Colin Firth, Greta Gerwig, and Timothée Chalamet have chosen to publicly criticise Allen. The heat around the director continues to grow as his new film, A Rainy Day in New York, has been scrapped by Amazon Studios.
Despite the pressure, Allen is refusing to cave in. The 82-year-old filmmaker sat down with PageSix and asserted his intentions to keep working: “I’m a writer. It’s what I am,” he said.
“What I do. What I always will be. I’ll write. Since I continually have ideas it’ll be new ideas and I’ll write new things,” he added.