Jeff Goldblum said he would work with Woody Allen again, despite long-standing allegations that the director sexually abused his adopted daughter.
The actor, 67, who played a role in Allen & # 39; s film Annie Hall from 1977, told The i: & # 39; I think there is a presumption of innocence until found guilty. & # 39;
Allen & # 39; s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, claimed in 1992 that the Oscar-winning director sexually abused her in the home of Connecticut that she shared with her mother, Allen & # 39; s partner Mia Farrow.
But Goldblum said he had worked with him (Allen) many years ago & # 39; and & # 39; his work admires & # 39 ;, and added: & # 39; So I would consider working with him again until I learned something more. & # 39;
A number of other actors, including Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig and Natalie Portman, have refused to cooperate with the director after the allegations.
Allen denies any misconduct and claims that Farrow used Dylan as a pawn in the midst of their bitter split.
Jeff Goldblum, pictured, said he would work with Woody Allen again, despite long-term allegations that the director sexually abused his adopted daughter
Allen, pictured, denies any misconduct and claims that Farrow used Dylan as a pawn in the midst of their split
Goldblum said: & I think there is a presumption of innocence until found guilty. I know that I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I was with his band once too.
& # 39; Although I feel that this cultural shift (the # MeToo movement) is very, very positive and too late and I fully support it and take it very seriously, I also admire his oeuvre.
& # 39; So I would consider working with him again until I learned something more. & # 39;
Scarlett Johansson, who starred in three of Allen & # 39; s films, came swinging in September to defend the director.
She told The Hollywood Reporter: & I love Woody. I believe him and I could always work with him & # 39 ;.
She added: & I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had many conversations about it.
& # 39; I have been very direct with him and he is very direct with me. He maintains his innocence and I believe him. & # 39;
At the time of the alleged abuse, Dylan Farrow was only seven years old.
A subsequent court case in 1993 concluded that the accusation of sexual abuse had not been proven, and Allen has maintained his innocence to this day.
He continued to enjoy critical and commercial success despite the highly published court case, which was reinforced by the news that he had started a consensual relationship with another adopted child of Mia Farrow, Soon-Yi Previn.
Previn was 21 when she started a relationship with Allen, who was then 56 years old.
However, Allen's reputation has become more complicated in recent years.
Dylan Farrow sticks to her allegations against Allen and writes a much-published open letter in the New York Times in 2014, in which she reiterated that the abuse took place.
Goldblum had a role in Annie Hall and said he enjoyed working with Allen & many years ago with Allen & # 39;
Allen is depicted with adopted daughter Dylan (front left) shortly before the allegations of abuse were made. Allen & # 39; s partner Mia Farrow and their biological son Satchel (now known as journalist Ronan Farrow) also appear in the image
And in the MeToo era, Allen has become a paria with many actors who now play the lead in his films and now say they regret it.
Allen & # 39; s latest film, A Rainy Day in New York, with Selena Gomez, Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Kelly Rohrbach, has been suspended in the US.
But Johansson says she doesn't regret working with Allen on three films in the mid-2000s – Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006) and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
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