Looks like Woody Allen and Scarlett Johansson have something to complain about the next time they meet up. Both will end up closing out this week with a whole lot of people side-eyeing their involvement in the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Scarlett Johansson might be at the point where she considers the possibility of just shutting up. But that’s not where Woody is at. Woody has blown through that intersection, and has doubled down on the previous statement he made in which he declared himself the unofficial leader of the #MeToo champions.
After the #MeToo exodus of late-2017 happened, Dylan Farrow’s allegations against Woody Allen were brought back into the light, and Woody didn’t like that. Last year, he expressed his feelings about getting dragged into the #MeToo gutter with the rest of the creeps during an interview with Argentina’s Periodismo Para Todos. Woody claimed he was rooting for all the women who were coming forward in an attempt to get justice, and that he was never, ever gross with anyone and all of the hundreds of actresses he’s worked with has never accused him of anything wrong.
A year later and Woody still thinks he really is the best, least-problematic man-person to work in Hollywood. Woody was asked if he still stands by his #MeToo comments at the French premiere of the Amazon-returned A Rainy Day In New York. The Guardian says Woody was asked by France 24 if Woody regrets calling himself the poster boy of #MeToo. Not only does Woody not regret it, but he’s now claiming he’s out-#MeToo’ed the #MeToo movement.
“Not at all. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses, not one of them has ever complained about me; not a single complaint. I’ve employed women in the top capacity for years and we’ve always paid them the equal of men. I’ve done everything the #MeToo movement would love to achieve.”
I bet he wanted to add that he was more than a little shocked he didn’t get a call from TIME Magazine, congratulating him on winning 2017 Person of the Year.
But what Woody doesn’t realize is that he hasn’t actually done everything the #MeToo movement set out to achieve. Harvey Weinstein still hasn’t been convicted. If Woody wants to make such a bold claim, he’s got to become a federal judge, get assigned to Harvey’s case, find an impartial jury, smack his gavel down and sentence Harvey to life in a cold, potted plant-less cell. But even then, it will fall off the rails during jury selection.
Woody: “Hello, I’m the Honorable Judge Woody Allen.”
Every Potential Jury Member: “Honorable? Yeah, I don’t know about that.“