Dylan Farrow's powerful 'Time's Up' statement against Woody Allen

Ruben Ruiz
January 10, 2018

Justin Timberlake's recent return to the spotlight has fans divided in so many ways, including his attempt at showing support during this year's Golden Globes.

Throughout the dispute, big stars have continued to work with Allen.

Farrow's tweets are part of a growing chorus of voices against Allen in the wake of revelations about systemic sexual predation in Hollywood.

Woody Allen is a living testament to the way our society fails the survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Dylan Farrow's accusations kicked off years of controversy and acrimonious accusations against Allen, complicated by the fact that Allen left Mia Farrow for one of her other children, her daughter Soon-Yi Previn, and married Previn in 1997.

"I fully support women taking a stand, linking arms with other women (and men), advocating on behalf of one another to effect change not only in the entertainment industry but in the world at large", Farrow said about Time's Up in a statement to BuzzFeed News. "That is an admirable and worthwhile objective, I hope these women change the world", Farrow said.

Justin Timberlake left and Jessica Biel arrive at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 7 2018 in Beverly Hills Calif

Farrow has recently criticized multiple actors who have supported the anti-harassment Time's Up initiative (and the #MeToo movement), while continuing to work with Allen long after Farrow's claim that he sexually assaulted her when she was seven.

I struggle to understand how a woman who believes Woody Allen is "empowering to women" can claim the role as an advocate for women suffering from sexual harassment.

A representative for Allen did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.

At this Sunday's Golden Globes, the subject of sexual harassment and assault was front and center. Though some of Hollywood's most well-known actors have continued to defend or at least remain neutral on Allen - most notably Kate Winslet, during the press tour for Allen's latest eyebrow-raising film Wonder Wheel - a small but steady stream of people has recently begun to speak publicly about Allen, with some expressing remorse over working with him. Lively has been speaking out against sexual harassment for months, but when The Hollywood Reporter asked her about Farrow's allegation against Allen, she had this to say: "It's awesome what Woody has written for women".

Another added: 'Is it hypocritical that, for example, Justin Timberlake is head to toe in black but was in the last Woody Allen movie?'

I know that many of us watching this from the outside are infuriated by this hypocrisy.

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