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Woody Allen ‘couldn’t care less’ about being ousted from Hollywood

2019-09-08

Director-actor Woody Allen speaks onstage during American Film Institute's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton at Dolby Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Woody Allen isn’t going anywhere, even if Hollywood won’t have him.

In a new interview published Friday, the director told France24 he “couldn’t care less” about much of Hollywood ousting him.

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The Brooklyn native, 83, continues to be controversial after the #MeToo movement gave new life to child molestation allegations leveled against him by adopted daughter Dylan Farrow.

Though Allen does “love to shoot in Manhattan,” he says it “doesn’t matter” that his new film, “A Rainy Day in New York," wasn’t released in the U.S. and its A-list stars – including Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez – won’t promote it.

“The movie’s being released all over the world. If people enjoy the movie, I think it will eventually be released in the United States,” Allen told the outlet. “But for me, it doesn’t matter. I’ve already finished another movie.”

“I couldn’t care less,” Allen added about the possibility of never working again in Tinseltown or with prominent studios. “I’ve never worked in Hollywood, I’ve always worked in New York. And it doesn’t matter to me for a second.”

“I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses,” Allen said. “Not one of them has ever complained about me. Not a single complaint. I’ve employed women in the top capacities. … I’ve done everything that the #MeToo movement would love, would love to achieve with everybody.”

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Earlier in the week, Scarlett Johansson, who starred in Allen’s films “Match Point,” “Scoop,” and “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” fiercely defended him.

“I love Woody,” she said. “I believe him, and I would work with him anytime.”

The comments were then lambasted by Farrow who tweeted, “Because if we’ve learned anything from the past two years it’s that you should definitely believe male predators who ‘maintain their innocence’ without question.”

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