Dylan Farrow has accused Justin Timberlake of being a hypocrite for supporting the Time’s Up campaign while simultaneously supporting her adoptive father, Woody Allen, who she says sexually abused her.
Farrow has long claimed that the director sexually assaulted her in 1992 when she was seven years old. Allen was investigated that year, but no charges were brought against the filmmaker, who has always denied the claims.
Timberlake says he is a supporter of the Time’s Up campaign, however he starred in Woody Allen’s 2017 film ‘Wonder Wheel’, alongside Kate Winslet.
Farrow used one of Timberlake’s own tweets to call out his hypocrisy, after the singer tweeted: ‘Random question: Can someone please explain the saying, “You just want your cake and to eat it too.”
What else am I about to do with a cake??”
Farrow responded with an explanation.
The saying means, for example, you can’t support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time. You can’t retain your credibility as an activist (i.e. – retain the cake) and, at the same time, praise a sexual predator (i.e. – eating the cake).
— Dylan Farrow (@RealDylanFarrow) January 23, 2018
‘The saying means, for example, you can’t support
#TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time,” she wrote, referring to Timberlake’s work with Woody Allen.
You can’t retain your credibility as an activist (i.e. – retain the cake) and, at the same time, praise a sexual predator (i.e. – eating the cake).
Timberlake also faced backlash on the night of the Golden Globes, after posting about how hot wife Jessica Biel was, at the same time as posting about Time’s Up and #whywewearblack – when stars wore all black to the awards, to highlight sexism in the industry following the wave of sexual assault allegations.
He was accused of missing the point of the campaign, and many Twitter users questioned his choice to work with Woody Allen.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 7, 2018
Farrow recently gave her first TV interview about Allen, which was broadcast on ‘CBS This Morning’ on January 18.
Responding to claims that she was using the #MeToo movement to bring her adoptive father down, she replied: “Why shouldn’t I want to bring him down? Why shouldn’t I be angry? Why shouldn’t I be hurt?”
Allen has hit out at his daughter, accusing her and her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, of “cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time’s Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesn’t make it any more true today than it was in the past.”
A number of Hollywood stars have denounced Woody Allen since the launch of the Time’s Up initiative. ‘Lady Bird’ director Greta Gerwig, who worked with him on 2012’s ‘To Rome With Love’, expressed regret and said she would “not work for him again“.
Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin has described working with Allen as “a privilege”.