With the way the winds been blowing these past few weeks, it’s probably going to be “time’s up” for Woody Allen sooner than later. I mean, if smug Alec Baldwin is your hottest and most flexible cheerleader, maybe it’s time to hang up your helmet. Selena Gomez‘ work with Woody has come under scrutiny yet again in the wake of her involvement with the Time’s Up movement and she responded.
This week we’ve seen two actresses come out and say they’re not thrilled they worked with Woody Allen and that nobody should count on seeing them in one of his movies again. Greta Gerwig said she wouldn’t have worked with Woody knowing now what she knows about Dylan Farrow’s side of the story. Mira Sorvino has taken her announcement one step further; she has personally apologized to Dylan for choosing to work with Woody on 1995’s Mighty Aphrodite.
Mira Sorvino was one of the many famous women to speak out about her alleged awful experience with Harvey Weinstein after his alleged terrible behavior was exposed back in October. Mira told The New Yorker that Harvey repeatedly attempted to pursue her while promoting Mighty Aphrodite in 1995 (Mighty Aphrodite was distributed by Miramax). Mira believed that telling Harvey “No” so many times is the reason why her career went from hot to lukewarm. Harvey responded by saying that there were “never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
Well, Harvey might have been lying when he claimed there was no retaliation taken. Directors Peter Jackson and Terry Zwigoff both claim that Harvey actively encouraged them not to work with Mira Sorvino. Harvey allegedly pushing someone out of the spotlight? Where have I heard that one before.
The allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein have been never-ending since The New York Times published their exposé last Thursday. Lots of people have spoken up, some to condemn, or say they were unaware of the rumors. Harvey Weinstein was one of the first people Gwyneth Paltrow thanked when she won an Oscar back in 1999, so I kind of kept expecting to see her release some kind of statement about this ugly mess with Harvey. Instead of a statement, Gwyneth, as well as others like Angelina Jolie, went to The New York Times and The New Yorker with awful stories of their own.