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Lena Dunham Takes Down Woody Allen’s Onscreen “Perv” Behavior

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At the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at Sundance, in which Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, and Jenji Kohan discussed life as female artists, Dunham brilliantly pointed out the obvious regarding Woody Allen’s repeated onscreen “perv” behavior. Dunham is frequently taking the heat for the screw-ups of her “Girls” character Hannah Horvath, as if the two are the same person. As she mentioned at the panel, male writers are much less likely to be compared to the characters they play on camera. Like, for example, Woody Allen:

“Woody Allen is proof that people don’t think everything he says in his films is stuff that he does because all he was doing was making out with 17-year olds for years and we didn’t say a word about it. And then he did it! A bunch!…No one went, ‘oh, Woody Allen’s making out with a 17-year old in ‘Manhattan’ I guess he’s a real perv’…And then, lo and behold…”

Girl tells it like it is. You can watch the fascinating full panel here. [Jezebel]

Amazon’s New Woody Allen Show Would Be A Bad Idea Even If He Wasn’t A Pedophile

As news broke yesterday that Amazon Studios brokered a deal with controversial filmmaker and alleged pedophile Woody Allen to create a TV series for the fledgling streaming network, perhaps no one encapsulated the reaction better than Allen himself. “My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.” Keep reading »

Dylan Farrow Will Model In A Charity Event For Sexual Abuse Survivors

  • Dylan Farrow will model in a charity event on Friday night in Connecticut to support survivors of sexual abuse through organization called Jane Doe No More. The usually-private Farrow wrote a piece in the New York Times earlier this year about alleged sexual abuse she endured from her adoptive father, Woody Allen. [Page Six]
  • Malik Bendjelloul, the director of “Searching For Sugarman,” which won the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary, has died suddenly at 36, reportedly from suicide. [Rolling Stone]
  • Prince Harry, true to form, hooked up with an anonymous blonde socialite while attending a wedding in Nashville. Please, just not Paris Hilton. [US Weekly]
  • A seven-year-old girl planning her own comedy show wrote the cutest tips. [The Maude] Keep reading »

Lena Dunham Weighs In On Woody Allen Molestation Accusations & Jamie Lynn Spears’ Wedding Got Kinda Weird

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow’s Criticism “Irresponsible”

Dylan Farrow Speaks
Dylan Farrow Details Abuse Claims In Startling New York Times Open Letter
Woody Allen's adopted daughter details sexual abuse allegations. Read More »
Woody Allen Responds
On Dylan Farrow, Being Triggered & Dealing With Trauma
And it's repulsive. Read More »
On Woody Allen
One woman's first person story of dealing with child sexual abuse. Read More »

“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”

I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol’ glass of STFU for telling the UK’s Guardian that she felt being named in Dylan Farrow’s New York Times letter about Woody Allen was “irresponsible.” Johansson was one of the actors personally called out by Dylan Farrow for continuing to work with Allen despite the sexual abuse allegations against him. While I’m sure being personally named for her complacency is uncomfortable, Johansson has a lot of nerve implying that Farrow — who has maintained the same story regarding the abuse she allegedly suffered for 20 years — has some sort of responsibility to her and her Google alerts. Responsibility for what? To not criticize those who continue to work with an accused child molester? Reminder: for Dylan Farrow, these allegations against Woody Allen are not allegations at all — they are facts. Even among many of those who think Mia Farrow is the world’s most devious brainwasher and planted false memories in young Dylan’s head, the evidence suggests that Dylan, at the very least, believes Woody Allen molested her. Asking those who continue to support him to explain themselves is her damn right as far as I’m concerned. Johansson doesn’t have to comment, but I would remind her that people are asked to comment about things they don’t know intimately all the damn time. Keep reading »

Woody Allen’s NY Times Response To Dylan Farrow’s Molestation Allegations Is Arrogant, Repulsive & Full Of Distorted Information

Last night, The New York Times posted Woody Allen’s response to daughter Dylan Farrow’s allegations that he molested her as a child which, he writes, will be his final word on the matter. If it is, then he has done himself no favors. The entire thing is a revolting display of arrogance and entitlement, and, in my opinion, only further supports Dylan Farrow’s story, as Allen’s justifications, mistruths and attacks fit those of an unrepentant sociopath and child abuser. If the Times actually edited op-eds, they would have had a fact-checking mess on their hands. It’s worth noting that almost every defense/excuse Allen makes in his piece was also used in that godawful piece on The Daily Beast, which led me to wonder if Allen used it as a reference. Keep reading »

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