Susan Sarandon Has Nothing Nice To Say About Woody Allen, Believes He’s Guilty Of Sexual Assault
Susan Sarandon is not mincing words, especially when it comes to her thoughts on Woody Allen and child molestation. Sarandon is clear: She believes Woody Allen is guilty of child molestation and assault and has gotten away with it. Furthermore, she believes that it just isn’t right. While Woody Allen would like the conversation this week at Cannes to be about his new movie, Cafe Society, instead there is a renewed discussion about the allegations that Allen molested his step-daughter, Dylan Farrow.
According to the Inquisitr, Susan Sarandon has always had a habit of saying what is on her mind, but she has become even bolder in this current election cycle with her support of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sarandon recently got into it with actress Debra Messing on Twitter, who supports Hillary Clinton, and the verbal sparring got nasty. Sarandon was not willing to back down or change her thoughts that Clinton shouldn’t be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
Susan Sarandon is drawing a line in the sand and calling Woody Allen a child molester and abuser, according to the Huffington Post. When it comes to Woody Allen, Sarandon says that she has “nothing nice to say.” While in Cannes, Sarandon gave her thoughts on past accusations of sexual abuse of a child by Woody Allen.
“I think he sexually assaulted a child and I don’t think that’s right. I have nothing good to say about him. I don’t want to go there.”
Sarandon said that she didn’t want to speak about Allen again.
— Variety (@Variety) May 16, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter says that Susan Sarandon could have decided not to comment, like everyone else in Cannes, about the article written by Ronan Farrow about his allegations that Woody Allen sexually molested his sister, Dylan Farrow, but Sarandon instead decided to share her thoughts that Woody Allen did do harm to Dylan when she was a child.
Sarandon shared these thoughts after everyone in Cannes read Ronan Farrow’s thoughts on his estranged father, Woody Allen, and the idea that Allen is still held in high regard while his sister Dylan’s claims that she was sexually molested by Allen are dismissed. A rape joke was told by a French comedian on the opening night of Cannes, comparing Woody Allen to Roman Polanski, and everyone gasped. Oddly, Woody Allen claims he wasn’t offended.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 15, 2016
Slate commented on the topic that was addressed by Ronan Farrow, and then by Susan Sarandon, about how the media has dismissed over two decades of claims about Woody Allen and child molestation because Allen happens to make movies. Ronan Farrow claims that Allen has played the artist card, and anytime Dylan Farrow’s story gets press, Woody Allen gets twice the word count in refuting the claims. Ronan Farrow says that the double standard is revolting and needs to stop.
“When the New York Times ultimately ran my sister’s story in 2014, it gave her 936 words online, embedded in an article with careful caveats. Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, put it on his blog. Soon afterward, the Times gave her alleged attacker twice the space—and prime position in the print edition, with no caveats or surrounding context. It was a stark reminder of how differently our press treats vulnerable accusers and powerful men who stand accused.”
Farrow shared his essay in the Hollywood Reporter, but now claims that even the Hollywood Reporter is willing to sell out to the likes of Woody Allen. Right before the essay was printed, they published a softball interview with Woody Allen and didn’t ask about Dylan Farrow’s molestation accusations.
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) May 15, 2016
Farrow claims the only mention in the Hollywood Reporter’s interview of Woody Allen about Dylan Farrow and sexual molestation or abuse was to state that any and all charges against Woody Allen were dropped, but Farrow claims that even this is not true. However, the publication seems to have sided with Woody Allen once again.
Ronan Farrow stated that the prosecutor says he had enough to go ahead with the case against Woody Allen, but Mia Farrow, the mother of Dylan and Ronan Farrow, wanted the case dropped to protect Dylan. Sadly, according to Ronan Farrow, things didn’t happen that way.
“My mother still feels it was the only choice she could make to protect her daughter. But it is ironic: My mother’s decision to place Dylan’s well-being above all else became a means for Woody Allen to smear them both.”
Susan Sarandon chose not to comment further for now about Woody Allen and the accusations of child molestation, but it seems unlikely that the two will ever be working together.
Do you think that Susan Sarandon was brave to comment on the allegations of child sexual molestation and Woody Allen, or is Sarandon just trying to stir up press for herself?
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