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Woody Allen's Response to Harvey Weinstein Allegations is Predictably Awful

Woody Allen's Response to Harvey Weinstein Allegations is Predictably Awful

Woody Allen's Response to Harvey Weinstein Allegations is Predictably Awful
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Allen warns against "a witch hunt."

Woody Allen, who should have been fully cancelled a long time ago, is the latest celebrity to weigh in on the Harvey Weinstein scandal that is shaking apart Hollywood. Allen, as one of the industry's leading perverts, was honor-bound to give his two cents.

"No one ever came to me or told me horror stories with any real seriousness," Allen said of Weinstein--who revived Allen's career after he was accused of molesting his daughter. "And they wouldn't, because you are not interested in it. You are interested in making your movie. But you do hear a million fanciful rumours all the time. And some turn out to be true and some--many--are just stories about this actress, or that actor," he told the BBC.

Allen, poet that he is, added that "the whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved." Hot take, Woody! It's not only tragic for the women Weinstein allegedly terrorized and assaulted, but also "sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up," according to the Allen.

Allen seems mostly concerned that the scandal doesn't devolve into a "witch hunt" where "every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That's not right either." Because of course, that's the most pressing concern--not dismantling the toxic systems of sex and power in the entertainment industry, but protecting men who just want to be creeps to the women they work with!

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