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Time’s Up for Woody Allen

Actors and actresses are beginning to stand up to sexual abusers like Woody Allen

Hannah Cole, Reporter

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The Time’s Up initiative has been sweeping the nation. Celebrities, activists and ordinary people are coming together to support women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace. Last week during the Golden Globes, the prominence of this movement was clear. Almost every single celebrity at the event wore the color black in solidarity with sexual abuse victims.

However, some of the ideals that this organization stands for are still be disregarded, especially in Hollywood. The most prominent example of this is the director Woody Allen and the actors who agree to work with him.

Allen was accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Since the accusations, many actors and actresses have continued to work with him on his various movies since.
Influential people like Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet and now Selena Gomez have all worked with Allen. While their reasoning is unknown, many people are furious that celebrities, such as themselves, continue to work with known sexual abusers.

Now, however, Time’s Up for Woody Allen.

A few actors who have previously worked with Allen on projects have now spoken up. Rebecca Hall and Timothée Chalamet have both stated that they regret having worked with Allen. In addition, they will both donate their earnings from the movies to the Time’s Up initiative, as well as other LGBT and sexual abuse organizations.

It’s time for other actors to join in the fight and stand up to Woody Allen and other sexual abusers.

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