Cate Blanchett has expressed that she is in full support of another investigation into Dylan Farrow’s allegations of child molestation against Woody Allen.
The actress, who worked with Allen on her Oscar-winning movie Blue Jasmine, appeared on Christiane Amanpour’s CNN series yesterday where she was asked: “How do you juxtapose being a #MeToo proponent, a Time’s Up proponent, and staying silent or having worked with Woody Allen?”
“I don’t think I’ve stayed silent at all,” Blanchett answered. “At the time that I worked with Woody Allen, I knew nothing of the allegations. At the time, I said it’s a very painful and complicated situation for the family, which I hope they have the ability to resolve.”
She continued: “If these allegations need to be re-examined - which, in my understanding, they’ve been through court – then, I’m a big believer in the justice system and setting legal precedents. If the case needs to be reopened, I am absolutely, wholeheartedly in support of that.”
Blanchett praised social media for “raising awareness” of these issues but stressed that it is “not the judge and jury” when it comes to harassment and abuse allegations, adding “I feel that these things need to go into court, so if these abuses have happened, the person is prosecuted and so someone who is not in the shiny industry that I am can use that legal precedent to protect themselves. Always, in my industry or any other industry, they’re preyed upon because they’re vulnerable.”
You can watch the interview here:
Cate Blanchett on the Woody Allen case: "If these allegations need to be re examined, that in my understanding they've been through court, then I'm wholeheartedly in the support of that. Social media's fantastic about raising awareness about issues but it's not the judge in jury" pic.twitter.com/18tn7UnQg0
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